Detroit Lions

2nd NFC North (9-7-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Stephen Tulloch retiring after 11 seasons

    Veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch is walking away from football. Tulloch will announce his retirement from the NFL after 11 season, the Detroit Lions announced.
  • Lions, Stafford contract talks in 'early stages'

    No one in Detroit's front office sounds worried about if the Lions will work out a contract extension with Matthew Stafford. The question is when a mega-deal will get done.
  • Lions unveil new uniforms, bring back throwbacks

    The Detroit Lions are the latest NFL team to make changes to their uniform. The team unveiled the new duds at Ford Field on Thursday at an event for season-ticket holders.
  • Boldin has 'passion' to play, not rushing to sign

    Lost in free agency's veteran running back roulette and retirement rumblings is the fact that a potential future Hall of Fame wide receiver is still without a job, despite wanting one.
  • Levy recovering following knee surgery

    The Detroit Lions released DeAndre Levy after injuries wiped out most of his last two seasons. The linebacker still isn't done dealing with those issues.
  • NFC North Offseason Overhaul: Pack reign under fire?

    While the Packers added Martellus Bennett, they also lost key pieces like T.J. Lang -- who signed with the rival Lions. How has this offseason changed the NFC North? Which draft needs remain?
  • Detroit Lions release linebacker DeAndre Levy

    At last week's NFL Scouting Combine, Lions general manager Bob Quinn said he expected DeAndre Levy to be on the roster in 2017. Apparently things changed in a week.
  • Lions set to make Wagner top-paid RT

    With Riley Reiff and Larry Warford poised to reach the open market, the Lions are retooling their offensive line. The Lions have agreed in principle with former Ravens right tackle Ricky Wagner.
  • Kurt Warner: Boldin deserves to be in Hall

    Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner thinks one of his former teammates belong with him there one day: wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Warner said he would bang the table for Boldin to join him.
  • Millen: John Lynch faces a 'steep learning curve'

    Former NFL player and recent broadcaster John Lynch will be the next general manager of the 49ers. Matt Millen similarly went from the booth to the front office and knows Lynch has a tought task.
  • Zenner ready for another spring of medical research

    Besides being the starting running back for the Lions, Zach Zenner continues to pursue a career in the healthcare field. His offseason plans include research work with rats.
  • Stafford mum on new deal: 'It's not up to me'

    Matthew Stafford has one year remaining on his contract. The Detroit Lions quarterback isn't concerning himself with a new deal that could potentially make him the highest-paid player in the NFL
  • Rawls powers Seahawks past Lions

    Thomas Rawls' record night has propelled Seattle into a matchup with the Falcons. The running back broke a franchise playoff rushing record during the Seahawks' 26-6 win over the Lions.
  • Caldwell defends Lions' brazen fourth-down pass in loss

    When coaches try unconventional plays in big situations and the call works out, they are praised. For Lions coach Jim Caldwell, this was not one of those times.
  • Zenner fine with Bennett's white RB take

    Lions running back Zach Zenner says he is fine with Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett saying he has to be the best white running back in the NFL right now.
  • Jim Caldwell to return as Lions coach in 2017

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell will return next season, regardless of what happens to Detroit in the playoffs. The Lions face the Seahawks on the road on Saturday.
  • Packers clinch NFC North as Rodgers dominates Lions

    The Pack is back atop the North. Aaron Rodgers put on a show as Green Bay (10-6) clinched a playoff home game with a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions (9-7) in Week 17.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 21 (21)  
Rd 2, Pick 21 (53)  
Rd 3, Pick 21 (85)  
Rd 4, Pick 21 (127)  
Rd 5, Pick 21 (165)  
Rd 6, Pick 21 (205)  
Rd 6, Pick 32 (215)  
Rd 7, Pick 32 (250)  
Scoreboard more
CenturyLink Field - Wk 18 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 0 3 3 0 6
Seattle Seahawks 0 10 0 16 26
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 10 Arizona 1:00 PM ET
2 Mon, Sep 18 @ New York Giants 8:30 PM ET
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
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 32 18 205 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Zach Zenner 11 34 3.1 0
Matthew Stafford 3 15 5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Marvin Jones 4 81 20.3 0
Zach Zenner 6 54 9 0
Golden Tate 3 25 8.3 0
Anquan Boldin 2 24 12 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
4/17 Brandon Copeland (OLB) Exclusive Rights Signing (exclusive rights signing).
4/17 Cornelius Lucas (T) No Offer Sheet Executed (no offer sheet executed).
4/17 T.J. Jones (WR) Exclusive Rights Signing (exclusive rights signing).
4/17 Kerry Hyder (DE) Exclusive Rights Signing (exclusive rights signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 10 6 0 .625
Detroit 9 7 0 .563
Minnesota 8 8 0 .500
Chicago 3 13 0 .188

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 53-43

Postseason: 2-4

Experience: 6

Career record: 55-47

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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  1. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 11:52 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws a hail mary TD pass to wide receiver Anquan Boldin.

  2. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 09:57 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford fires quick pass to wide receiver Golden Tate for a 3-yard touchdown.

  3. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 09:30 p.m.

    Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner finishes drive with 1-yard touchdown.

  4. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 09:24 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws an absolute beautiful pass to wide receiver TJ Jones for 35 yards.

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