Detroit Lions

2nd NFC North (--)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Projected starters: Lions

    The Lions are high on 2014 first-round pick Eric Ebron, but he might not be the starting tight end come Week 1. Who could take his spot?
  • Lions sign WR Moore

    The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a one-year deal with receiver Lance Moore on Tuesday. The veteran wideout adds depth behind the starting duo of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.
  • Lions rookie Abdullah: I can be an every-down RB

    While many draft analysts believe Ameer Abdullah is too small to be a three-down back in the NFL, the Detroit Lions' rookie runner says he can be an every-down player.
  • Replacing Reggie? Lions take Abdullah

    The Detroit Lions selected Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 overall pick in the draft. Abdullah should give the Lions depth at running back.
  • Lions, Levy open contract talks

    General manager Martin Mayhew said Friday the Detroit Lions have opened contract talks with linebacker DeAndre Levy. Do they also expect to extend the contract of Haloti Ngata?
  • Lions to pick up fifth-year option on OT Riley Reiff

    The Detroit Lions haven't decided which offensive tackle spot Riley Reiff will play in 2015, but they will pick up his fifth-year option for 2016. Reiff started 31 games at left tackle over the past two seasons.
  • Lions' Quin has team at 7-1 going into bye week

    Lions safety Glover Quin broke down the first half of Detroit's schedule during a Wednesday session with local reporters. He's not shy about how he thinks his team will do.
  • Lions trade George Johnson to Bucs

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded with the Detroit Lions for restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson. The Lions had contested the Bucs' offer. That arbitration now becomes moot.
  • Is the sky the limit for Ansah on Lions' defense?

    Stud pass rusher Ziggy Ansah in the midst of his first true NFL offseason. How much better can he get on the Detroit Lions' defense?
  • Ngata trade hit Twitter before Lions told Jim Caldwell

    Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell might want to sign up for Twitter. As the Lions were finalizing their March trade with the Ravens for Haloti Ngata, the news hit on Twitter before the team informed Caldwell.
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 28 (28) Tomlinson, Laken OG 
Rd 2, Pick 22 (54) Abdullah, Ameer RB 
Rd 3, Pick 16 (80) Carter, Alex CB 
Rd 4, Pick 14 (113) Wright, Gabe DT 
Rd 5, Pick 32 (168) Burton, Michael FB 
Rd 6, Pick 24 (200) Diggs, Quandre CB 
Rd 7, Pick 23 (240) Robinson, Corey OT 
Scoreboard more
AT&T Stadium - Wk 18 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 14 3 3 0 20
Dallas Cowboys 0 7 7 10 24
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 13 New York Jets 7:30 PM ET
P2 Thu, Aug 20 @ Washington 7:30 PM ET
P3 Fri, Aug 28 @ Jacksonville 8:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Sep 03 Buffalo 7:30 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 13 @ San Diego 4:05 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 20 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 42 28 323 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Joique Bell 12 43 3.6 0
Reggie Bush 8 37 4.6 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 6 89 14.8 1
Calvin Johnson 5 85 17 0
Joique Bell 4 42 10.5 0
Theo Riddick 4 39 9.8 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
5/14 Corey Wootton (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/13 Chris Owens (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/13 Greg Salas (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/12 Lance Moore (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Minnesota 0 0 0 .000
Detroit 0 0 0 .000
Chicago 0 0 0 .000
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 37-27

Postseason: 2-3

Experience: 4

Career record: 39-30

The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell to replace the fired Jim Schwartz as head coach.

Caldwell was previously head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-11, taking that team to Super Bowl XLIV after the 2009 season. Most recently he was the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator, a post he assumed late in the 2012 season, replacing the fired Cam Cameron. The Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl, with Caldwell -- who was Baltimore's QB coach before becoming OC --receiving a lot of credit for the outstanding play of quarterback Joe Flacco.

Caldwell became the Colts coach following the retirement of Tony Dungy on January 12, 2009. Caldwell had served with Indianapolis since 2002. He spent the first three seasons as quarterbacks coach before earning the expanded title of assistant head coach prior to the 2005 season.


Caldwell joined Indianapolis from Tampa Bay, where he served in the same capacity during the 2001 season. Caldwell has more than 20 years of collegiate experience. Caldwell spent 1993-2000 as head coach at Wake Forest. In 1999, Caldwell led the school to its first winning season and bowl game since 1992. Wake Forest defeated Arizona State, 23-3, in the Aloha Bowl. During Caldwell's tenure, Wake Forest ranked among the nation's Top 25 teams in passing offense on four different occasions, including 10th in the NCAA in 1995. That season, quarterback Rusty LaRue established seven NCAA passing records.


Caldwell served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois (1978-80), Northwestern (1981), Colorado (1982-84), Louisville (1985) and Penn State (1986-92). Caldwell joined Penn State as wide receivers coach. He then coached quarterbacks the following season and added passing game coordinator responsibilities in 1988. At Penn State, Caldwell tutored quarterback Kerry Collins, who went on to win the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top college quarterback and the Maxwell Award as the nation's most outstanding player. Caldwell has coached in six bowl games and won a national championship with Penn State in 1986. In addition to serving on Joe Paterno's staff that won a national championship, Caldwell tutored under three other coaches who won collegiate titles (Rey Dempsey, Southern Illinois; Bill McCartney, Colorado; Howard Schnellenberger, Louisville).


 Caldwell was a four-year starter as a defensive back at Iowa and worked as a graduate assistant for the Hawkeyes in 1977.


 Caldwell was born on January 16, 1955 in Beloit, Wis. He and his wife, Cheryl, have four children: Jimmy, Jermaine, Jared and Natalie.

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  1. Published: Jan. 4, 2015 at 10:03 p.m.

    Running back Reggie Bush gives the Detroit Lions a 14-0 lead with an 18-yard touchdown run.

  2. Published: Jan. 4, 2015 at 04:54 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford throws short to wide receiver Golden Tate who takes it all the way for a 51-yard touchdown.

  3. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 07:48 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completes a 6-yard pass for the touchdown to running back Theo Riddick.

  4. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 06:21 p.m.

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson brings in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to tie the game at 14-14.

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