Detroit Lions

1st NFC North (8-4-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 16 (16) Decker, Taylor OT 
Rd 2, Pick 15 (46) Robinson, A'Shawn DT 
Rd 3, Pick 33 (95) Glasgow, Graham C 
Rd 4, Pick 13 (111) Killebrew, Miles SS 
Rd 5, Pick 12 (151) Dahl, Joe OG 
Rd 5, Pick 32 (169) Williams, Antwione LB 
Rd 6, Pick 16 (191) Rudock, Jake QB 
Rd 6, Pick 27 (202) Zettel, Anthony DT 
Rd 6, Pick 35 (210) Landes, Jimmy LS 
Rd 7, Pick 15 (236) Washington, Dwayne RB 
Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 13 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 3 10 6 9 28
New Orleans Saints 0 6 0 7 13
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
11 Sun, Nov 20 Jacksonville 26-19   W
12 Thu, Nov 24 Minnesota 16-13   W
13 Sun, Dec 04 @ New Orleans 28-13   W
14 Sun, Dec 11 Chicago 1:00 PM ET
15 Sun, Dec 18 @ New York Giants 1:00 PM ET
16 Mon, Dec 26 @ Dallas 8:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Don Carey (S) Q - Hamstring
Tahir Whitehead (LB) Q - Knee
Eric Ebron (TE) Q - Knee
Theo Riddick (RB) Q - Wrist
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 433 291 3224 21
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Theo Riddick 92 357 3.9 1
Matthew Stafford 30 178 5.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 65 762 11.7 3
Marvin Jones 42 730 17.4 4
Eric Ebron 39 489 12.5 1
Anquan Boldin 52 432 8.3 6
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/9 Brandon Pettigrew (TE) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
12/6 Joique Bell (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
12/6 Asa Jackson (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
12/6 Asa Jackson (DB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Detroit 8 4 0 .667
Minnesota 6 6 0 .500
Green Bay 6 6 0 .500
Chicago 3 9 0 .250

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Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 52-40

Postseason: 2-3

Experience: 5

Career record: 54-43

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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