Detroit Lions

4th NFC North (1-2-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Game Averages (2016)

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PTS
17.7(24th)
YDS
318.0(15th)
PASS YDS
228.3(11th)
RUSH YDS
89.7(22nd)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • NFL roster cuts tracker: Trimming to 75 players

    08/29/2016
    It's that time of the preseason. With the 2016 regular season nearly upon us, NFL teams have started trimming their rosters to 75 players. Keep track of all the latest cuts here.
  • Tate: Stafford can be 'real dangerous' in offense

    08/25/2016
    The Detroit Lions plan to use more no-huddle, up-tempo offense under OC Jim Bob Cooter in 2016. The plan could unleash Matthew Stafford's best attributes.
  • Lions release RB Stevan Ridley

    08/26/2016
    The Detroit Lions cut running back Stevan Ridley. The ex-Patriots and Jets running back was buried on the Lions' depth chart and still doesn't appear fully healthy after a 2014 ACL tear.
  • Lions sign tight end Andrew Quarless

    08/15/2016
    The Lions signed former Packer Andrew Quarless on Monday. Can the veteran tight end come back from an injury-plagued 2015 and a two-game suspension in '16 to help Detroit?
  • Jahvid Best fails to make 100m final in Rio

    08/13/2016
    Jahvid Best's Olympic dream was struck down by a lightning Bolt on Saturday. The former Lions running back finished seventh in his 100 meter heat, registering a time of 10.39 seconds.
  • Lions GM: No playoff mandate for Caldwell

    08/05/2016
    Jim Caldwell kept his job despite a disappointing 2015 season. GM Bob Quinn insists there is no playoff mandate or win mark for Caldwell to reach in order to ensure he'll remain the Lions' coach.
  • Larry Warford: Pokémon Go is a mind-control agent

    08/02/2016
    Larry Warford's job this fall is to save Matthew Stafford. This summer, the Lions guard decided he needed to save himself from the perilous death grip of Pokemon Go.
  • Slay signs 4-year, $48M extension with Lions

    07/29/2016
    Cornerback Darius Slay has signed a four-year contract extension with the Detroit Lions on Friday. The defensive back will earn $50.2 million over the course of the next five years.
  • Jimmy Clausen to work out for Lions Monday

    07/24/2016
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Detroit Lions will host quarterback Jimmy Clausen for a workout on Monday. Last week, Clausen also worked out for the Washington Redskins.
  • Abdullah: 'Can't take kickoff away'

    07/24/2016
    Ameer Abdullah has made a name for himself in the return game. With new touchback rules threatening his position, the second-year speedster is pleading to make the kick return great again.
  • Ex-Lions RB Best to compete at Olympics

    07/18/2016
    Former Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best was approved to run the 100 meters for Saint Lucia's Olympic track and field team. After an NFL career cut short, Best is seeking redemption in the Rio Olympics.
  • Training camp preview: Detroit Lions

    07/21/2016
    Will Matthew Stafford's offense be able to produce without star receiver Calvin Johnson? Conor Orr says the Detroit Lions will lean on an improved O-line and an up-and-coming running back.
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
M&T Bank Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 0 6 0 3 9
Baltimore Ravens 3 17 3 7 30
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Fri, Aug 12 @ Pittsburgh 30-17   W
P2 Thu, Aug 18 Cincinnati 14-30   L
P3 Sat, Aug 27 @ Baltimore 9-30   L
P4 Thu, Sep 01 Buffalo 7:30 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 11 @ Indianapolis 4:25 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 18 Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Dan Orlovsky 46 28 296 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Theo Riddick 14 67 4.8 0
Zach Zenner 14 41 2.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Marvin Jones 8 106 13.3 0
Andre Roberts 6 83 13.8 1
Golden Tate 6 70 11.7 0
Jace Billingsley 5 66 13.2 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/29 Matthew Mulligan (TE) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
8/29 Rashaad Reynolds (CB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/29 Jeremy Kerley (WR) Traded (traded).
8/29 Quinshad Davis (WR) 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: 44-36

Postseason: 2-3

Experience: 5

Career record: 46-39

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: Aug. 27, 2016 at 08:30 p.m.

    Check out Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick bounce off defenders and break away for a 34-yard gain.

  2. Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 10:37 p.m.

    Detroit Lions running back Dwayne Washington runs up the middle for a 5-yard TD.

  3. Published: Aug. 12, 2016 at 09:54 p.m.

    Lions Jake Rudock connects with Jace Billingsley for a touchdown.

  4. Published: Aug. 12, 2016 at 09:39 p.m.

    Detroit Lions rookie running back Dwayne Washington goes 96 yards on a kickoff return for a touchdown.

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