Detroit Lions

1st NFC North (0-0-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Lions table extension talks with Suh

    The Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh won't get a contract extension done in 2014. The team said it has decided to table talks with one of the NFL's best defensive players until after the season.
  • Caldwell: Stafford's mechanics, command getting better

    The Detroit Lions' offseason focus has been on improving quarterback Matthew Stafford. Coach Jim Caldwell said the early returns have been positive.
  • Preseason rankings: Breakdown by position

    Around The League explores which players rank among the best at every position. For the quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers stands alone at the top. Which other signal-callers made the cut?
  • Suh answers to past deeds on reality show

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was asked about his stomping and kicking incidents on a Discovery Channel reality show. Needless to say, the exchange quickly grew uncomfortable.
  • Tate plans to unveil 'old Golden' on Lions

    The Detroit Lions' No. 2 wide receiver role has been a constant source of frustration for the team. Golden Tate is hoping to complement Megatron in a big way. Can he shoulder the load?
  • Stafford embracing Lions' offseason of change

    The unstated goal of the Detroit Lions' offseason was clearly to help Matthew Stafford improve. How does the sixth-year quarterback feel about learning a completely new offensive system?
  • Trainer: Suh a 'physical specimen' after workouts

    The personal strength coach for Ndamukong Suh told Ian Rapoport that the Detroit Lions' fearsome pass rusher will hit training camp as a "physical specimen." What else did he have to say?
  • Ebron: Respect the production over the position

    Detroit Lions rookie Eric Ebron contributed to the tight-end debate, calling himself a pass-catcher. Find out what else Ebron told NFL Media on Tuesday.
  • Lions WR Broyles showing progress in return from torn Achilles

    Ryan Broyles is in his third-consecutive offseason of injury rehab. The Detroit Lions wide receiver believes his return from a torn Achilles is going better than his previous ACL injuries.
  • Ihedigbo: Lions 'definitely have championship DNA'

    James Ihedigbo has been a member of a Super Bowl winning team. The veteran safety believes this year's Detroit Lions have what it takes to win it all. "It's going to be a special season," he said.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 10 (10) Ebron, Eric TE 
Rd 2, Pick 8 (40) Van Noy, Kyle OLB 
Rd 3, Pick 12 (76) Swanson, Travis C 
Rd 4, Pick 33 (133) Lawson, Nevin CB 
Rd 4, Pick 36 (136) Webster, Larry DE 
Rd 5, Pick 18 (158) Reid, Caraun DT 
Rd 6, Pick 13 (189) Jones, T.J. WR 
Rd 7, Pick 14 (229) Freese, Nate K 
Scoreboard more
Mall of America Field - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 0 0 7 6 13
Minnesota Vikings 7 0 0 7 14
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Sat, Aug 09 Cleveland 7:30 PM ET
P2 Fri, Aug 15 @ Oakland 10:00 PM ET
P3 Fri, Aug 22 Jacksonville 7:30 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 28 @ Buffalo 7:00 PM ET
1 Mon, Sep 08 New York Giants 7:10 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ Carolina 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
No Statistics to Report
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
No Statistics to Report
Transactions more
Date Transaction
7/25 Drew Butler (P) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
7/17 Garrett Reynolds (OT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
7/17 George Winn (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/19 Drew Butler (P) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Detroit 0 0 0 .000
Chicago 0 0 0 .000
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000
Minnesota 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 26-22

Postseason: 2-2

Experience: 3

Career record: 28-24

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: Dec. 30, 2013 at 05:20 a.m.

    (13:44) M.Asiata up the middle to MIN 24 for 4 yards (N.Fairley). FUMBLES (N.Fairley), RECOVERED by DET-A.Palmer at MIN 29. A.Palmer to MIN 29 for no gain (C.Johnson).

  2. Published: Dec. 30, 2013 at 04:38 a.m.

    (10:36) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass short right to R.Bush for 19 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

  3. Published: Dec. 30, 2013 at 03:42 a.m.

    (11:16) (Shotgun) M.Cassel pass short left intended for J.Simpson INTERCEPTED by L.Delmas at DET -6. L.Delmas to DET 36 for 42 yards (M.Asiata).

  4. Published: Dec. 29, 2013 at 03:28 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata fumbles and it is recovered by Detroit Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer for no gain.

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