Detroit Lions

4th NFC North (0-5-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Tate: Lions fans turned their backs on us

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate pleaded for support from fans who booed and walked out of Sunday's debacle, especially those he says "turned their back" on the team.
  • Caldwell on Stafford: 'He's still our starter'

    Benched quarterback Matthew Stafford was a disaster for the Lions on Sunday, but his starting job is safe, coach Jim Caldwell confirmed after Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
  • Lions bench Stafford for Orlovsky

    Things have gone from bad to worse in the Motor City. Matthew Stafford was pulled in favor of Dan Orlovsky in the third quarter of the Lions' game against the Cardinals.
  • Injuries: Lions' Tyrunn Walker to have surgery on broken fibula

    Detroit's starting defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker is having surgery for a broken fibula and dislocated ankle, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell announced on Tuesday. Plus, other injuries we're tracking around the league.
  • Caldwell not going to 'cry about' botched call vs. Seahawks

    The Detroit Lions lost their fourth straight game on Monday night to the Seattle Seahawks on a penalty that should have been called. Lions head coach Jim Caldwell voiced his displeasure with the game's officiating.
  • Ihedigbo: Refs must be accountable

    Calvin Johnson accepted the blame for his fumble that cost his team a chance to win Monday night at Seattle, explaining that the winless Lions can't put the game in the hands of the officials.
  • Seahawks beat Lions after missed call

    The Seattle Seahawks capitalize on a fumble into the end zone by Calvin Johnson in the closing minutes to keep the Detroit Lions winless on the season.
  • Megatron meets Sherm: 'MNF' preview

    The best matchup of Monday night will feature Calvin Johnson versus Richard Sherman. Will Matthew Stafford throw to Megatron with Sherman defending?
  • Lions' Joique Bell (ankle) misses practice again

    Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell missed his third practice of the week. It's not looking good for the back to face the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night.
  • Tate: Opponents are calling out Lions' plays

    This year's popular way to throw shade at your coaches? Tell reporters the other team knew what you were doing. Lions receiver Golden Tate has done just that.
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 28 (28) Tomlinson, Laken OG 
Rd 2, Pick 22 (54) Abdullah, Ameer RB 
Rd 3, Pick 16 (80) Carter, Alex CB 
Rd 4, Pick 14 (113) Wright, Gabe DT 
Rd 5, Pick 32 (168) Burton, Michael FB 
Rd 6, Pick 24 (200) Diggs, Quandre CB 
Rd 7, Pick 23 (240) Robinson, Corey OT 
Scoreboard more
Ford Field - Wk 5 1 2 3 4 T
Arizona Cardinals 0 28 7 7 42
Detroit Lions 7 0 0 10 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
3 Sun, Sep 27 Denver 12-24   L
4 Mon, Oct 05 @ Seattle 10-13   L
5 Sun, Oct 11 Arizona 17-42   L
6 Sun, Oct 18 Chicago 1:00 PM ET
7 Sun, Oct 25 Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
8 Sun, Nov 01 @ Kansas City 9:30 AM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Haloti Ngata (DT) O - Calf
Ezekiel Ansah (DE) P - Shoulder
Corey Robinson (T) P - Ankle
Joique Bell (RB) O - Ankle
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 195 126 1205 6
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Ameer Abdullah 40 132 3.3 1
Zach Zenner 14 45 3.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Calvin Johnson 32 322 10.1 1
Golden Tate 26 264 10.2 0
Theo Riddick 30 228 7.6 2
Eric Ebron 15 179 11.9 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/8 Phillip Hunt (DE) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
10/8 Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (NT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
10/7 Tyrunn Walker (DT) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
10/7 Andre Fluellen (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 5 0 0 1.000
Minnesota 2 2 0 .500
Chicago 2 3 0 .400
Detroit 0 5 0 .000

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 37-32

Postseason: 2-3

Experience: 4

Career record: 39-35

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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