Detroit Lions

4th NFC North (--)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Lions' Slay: 'We've got same talent' as Seahawks

    The Seattle Seahawks' defense has led the league in scoring for three straight seasons, but Lions corner Darius Slay thinks his unit stacks up just fine. Is Detroit at that level yet?
  • Tate doesn't consider himself No. 2 option

    Every NFL receiver would be considered No. 2 behind Calvin Johnson, but don't tell that to Golden Tate. The Lions' young wideout says his mentality is to always battle as a No. 1.
  • Ngata enthusiastic about Lions' D

    Haloti Ngata played on some very good defenses during his time in Baltimore. But none of those units, according to Ngata, are as good as the collective he joins in Detroit.
  • Megatron has some years left

    Calvin Johnson will turn 30 soon, but the Lions wide receiver said he still has some good years left. Megatron topped 1,000 receiving yards last season despite missing four games.
  • Tate: It's time to shake 'same old Lions' tag

    The Detroit Lions have been bad in recent history, but wide receiver Golden Tate believes the team has the character and players to change their perception and win consistently.
  • Ngata 'hasn't thought' about new deal

    Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said he wasn't shocked about being traded from the Ravens to the Lions due to his upcoming free agency. Will the Lions give him a new deal?
  • Calvin Johnson: 'No doubt' I have big seasons left

    Despite being left off the All-Pro team for the first time in four years, Calvin Johnson believes he's as good as he ever was. Is the Lions' superstar still the best receiver in the game?
  • Ex-Viking Taylor Mays to sign with Lions

    Former second-round safety Taylor Mays is signing with the Lions after being released by the Vikings early in the week. Will Mays make the final roster in Detroit?
  • Lions sign first-round guard Tomlinson

    The Detroit Lions announced Thursday they've signed first-round guard Laken Tomlinson. Will the Duke product provide stability to a leaky line?
  • Lions' Lombardi: Bell's condition a concern for training camp

    Lions running back Joique Bell hasn't seen the field during OTAs as he recovers from offseason surgery on his knee and Achilles. Should the Lions be concerned?
  • Ben Tate, Daniel Thomas reportedly will work out for the Lions

    According to a pair of reports, free agent running backs Ben Tate and Daniel Thomas are scheduled to fly to Detroit to work out for the Lions on Tuesday. What does this mean for Joique Bell?
  • Ebron on bust label: Your opinions don't mean anything to me

    Detroit Lions first-round tight end Eric Ebron has been labeled a bust by some after just one season. Entering his second year, he said that critics' opinions don't mean a thing.
  • Bell won't assume he is Lions' starting RB

    With Reggie Bush gone, Joique Bell won't assume he is the Detroit Lions' starting running back. Can rookie Ameer Abdullah or Theo Riddick overtake Bell for the job?
  • Orlovsky: Riddick 'too good to not put on the field'

    Lions backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky says that even with running backs Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah in Detroit, Theo Riddick is "too good to not put on the field."
  • Former Lions coach Schwartz takes job working with NFL officials

    Former Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will serve as a consultant to the league's officiating department for the 2015 season, a league official confirmed with NFL Media on Monday.
  • 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.
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
6/22 Taylor Mays (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
6/16 Taylor Mays (DB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
6/12 Garrett Gilbert (QB) Assigned via Waivers (assigned via waivers).
6/11 Garrett Gilbert (QB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Chicago 0 0 0 .000
Minnesota 0 0 0 .000
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000
Detroit 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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