Detroit Lions

2nd NFC North (11-5-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Lions re-sign Prater to three-year, $9M extension

    Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Lions have re-signed kicker Matt Prater to a three-year contract extension worth $9 million. Good move for Detroit?
  • Haynesworth has free agency advice for Suh

    Albert Haynesworth knows a thing or two about massive contracts. The former Redskins defensive tackle offered some advice to Ndamukong Suh on his free agency. Read what Haynesworth had to say.
  • 2015 NFL Draft team-by-team rumors

    College Football 24/7 takes a look at the buzz surrounding each team leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, connecting prospects with their potential future NFL clubs.
  • Suh's teammates want him back: 'He's a key part of everything'

    When one player makes everyone's job easier, the desire to have him back increases. This is the case in Detroit right now with Ndamukong Suh's landing spot up in the air.
  • Lions elect to not franchise tag Suh

    The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they will not use the franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Suh will now join the rest of the free agents on the open market March 10.
  • Lions' Tulloch 'way ahead of schedule' in rehab; cap casualty?

    Linebacker Stephen Tulloch says he's way ahead of schedule on his ACL rehab. Will he still be a member of the Lions when the season begins? The veteran hopes so, but knows the business.
  • Ready to ride the Riddick hype train?

    Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick is already being touted as a breakout candidate after Wednesday's release of Reggie Bush. Should you believe the hype on the young runner?
  • Lions GM 'not leaning any way' on tagging Suh

    Lions GM Martin Mayhew didn't offer any clues at the combine as to whether the team will use the franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh. What does that mean for the star defensive tackle's future in Detroit?
  • Lions 'very optimistic' Suh deal will get done

    Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew stated that getting a deal done with Ndamukong Suh is the team's top priority. Will both sides come to terms before the March 2 franchise tag window closes?
  • Lions DC: Fairley 'turned a corner' last season

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley hits free agency amid a bevy of questions. However, his defensive coordinator Teryl Austin believes Fairley has turned a corner and is past those problems.
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 23 (23)  
Scoreboard more
AT&T Stadium - Wk 18 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 14 3 3 0 20
Dallas Cowboys 0 7 7 10 24
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
13 Thu, Nov 27 Chicago 34-17   W
14 Sun, Dec 07 Tampa Bay 34-17   W
15 Sun, Dec 14 Minnesota 16-14   W
16 Sun, Dec 21 @ Chicago 20-14   W
17 Sun, Dec 28 @ Green Bay 20-30   L
WC Sun, Jan 04 @ Dallas 20-24   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 42 28 323 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Joique Bell 12 43 3.6 0
Reggie Bush 8 37 4.6 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 6 89 14.8 1
Calvin Johnson 5 85 17 0
Joique Bell 4 42 10.5 0
Theo Riddick 4 39 9.8 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
2/25 Reggie Bush (RB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
2/6 Darren Keyton (G) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
1/15 Jonte Green (CB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/13 Trevin Wade (DB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 12 4 0 .750
Detroit 11 5 0 .688
Minnesota 7 9 0 .438
Chicago 5 11 0 .313

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 37-27

Postseason: 2-3

Experience: 4

Career record: 39-30

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: Jan. 4, 2015 at 10:03 p.m.

    Running back Reggie Bush gives the Detroit Lions a 14-0 lead with an 18-yard touchdown run.

  2. Published: Jan. 4, 2015 at 04:54 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford throws short to wide receiver Golden Tate who takes it all the way for a 51-yard touchdown.

  3. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 07:48 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completes a 6-yard pass for the touchdown to running back Theo Riddick.

  4. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 06:21 p.m.

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson brings in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to tie the game at 14-14.

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