Detroit Lions

1st NFC North (2-0-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 21 (21) Davis, Jarrad LB 
Rd 2, Pick 21 (53) Tabor, Teez CB 
Rd 3, Pick 32 (96) Golladay, Kenny WR 
Rd 4, Pick 18 (124) Reeves-Maybin, Jalen LB 
Rd 4, Pick 21 (127) Roberts, Michael TE 
Rd 5, Pick 21 (165) Agnew, Jamal CB 
Rd 6, Pick 21 (205) Ledbetter, Jeremiah DE 
Rd 6, Pick 32 (215) Kaaya, Brad QB 
Rd 7, Pick 32 (250) O'Connor, Pat DE 
Scoreboard more
MetLife Stadium - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 7 10 0 7 24
New York Giants 0 7 3 0 10
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 10 Arizona 35-23   W
2 Mon, Sep 18 @ New York Giants 24-10   W
3 Sun, Sep 24 Atlanta 1:00 PM ET
4 Sun, Oct 01 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
5 Sun, Oct 08 Carolina 1:00 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 15 @ New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Jarrad Davis (LB) O - Concussion
Tavon Wilson (S) O - Shoulder
Dwayne Washington (RB) O - Quadricep
Travis Swanson (C) Q - Ankle
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 62 44 414 6
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Ameer Abdullah 32 116 3.6 0
Matthew Stafford 5 37 7.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 14 132 9.4 0
Kenny Golladay 5 77 15.4 2
Marvin Jones 3 64 21.3 2
Eric Ebron 7 51 7.3 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/22 Alex Barrett (DE) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/22 Earl Okine (DE) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/20 Alex Barrett (DE) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
9/20 George Johnson (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Detroit 2 0 0 1.000
Minnesota 1 1 0 .500
Green Bay 1 1 0 .500
Chicago 0 2 0 .000

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 55-43

Postseason: 2-4

Experience: 6

Career record: 57-47

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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Team Profiles

  1. Published: Sept. 19, 2017 at 12:05 a.m.

    Detriot Lions QB Matthew Stafford lofts it up to wide receiver Marvin Jones for 27-yard TD

  2. Published: Sept. 19, 2017 at 12:04 a.m.

    Detriot Lions cornerback Jamal Agnew returns a punt 88 yards for a TD.

  3. Published: Sept. 18, 2017 at 11:22 p.m.

    Detriot Lions running back Ameer Abdullah powers downfield for a 34-yard gain.

  4. Published: Sept. 18, 2017 at 09:48 p.m.

    Detriot Lions running back Ameer Abdullah darts through defenders for 24-yard gain

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