Detroit Lions

1st NFC North (3-1-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
21.2(23rd)
YDS
363.2(12th)
PASS YDS
276.0(7th)
RUSH YDS
87.2(25th)
(league rank)

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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
MetLife Stadium - Wk 4 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 3 14 0 7 24
New York Jets 3 0 7 7 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ Carolina 7-24   L
3 Sun, Sep 21 Green Bay 19-7   W
4 Sun, Sep 28 @ New York Jets 24-17   W
5 Sun, Oct 05 Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
6 Sun, Oct 12 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
7 Sun, Oct 19 New Orleans 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Ezekiel Ansah (DE) P - Knee
Joique Bell (RB) P - Knee
Don Carey (S) D - Hamstring
Nick Fairley (DT) P - Biceps
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 148 95 1176 5
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Joique Bell 48 152 3.2 1
Reggie Bush 39 148 3.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Calvin Johnson 21 341 16.2 2
Golden Tate 24 317 13.2 0
Reggie Bush 18 112 6.2 0
Jeremy Ross 7 108 15.4 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/23 Josh Bynes (LB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
9/23 Josh Victorian (DB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/23 Josh Bynes (LB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
9/22 Stephen Tulloch (MLB) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Detroit 3 1 0 .750
Green Bay 2 2 0 .500
Chicago 2 2 0 .500
Minnesota 2 2 0 .500

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Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 29-23

Postseason: 2-2

Experience: 3

Career record: 31-25

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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