Detroit Lions

2nd NFC North (7-4-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Wilfork: Raiola's cut-block stupid

    After watching the Patriots tack on a late touchdown in Sunday's 34-9 romp over Detroit, Lions center Dominic Raiola admitted revenge was on his mind. Vince Wilfork was not impressed.
  • Tom Brady tears up Lions as Patriots win handily

    The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance, crushing the Detroit Lions 34-9 at home.
  • Brady shines as Pats top Lions

    Bill Belichick put on another coaching clinic as the Patriots blew out the Lions on Sunday. Is New England now the NFL's dominant team?
  • Lions OC simplifying playbook in hopes of jump-starting offense

    The Detroit Lions' offense has been anemic on balance this season. How exactly is offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi adjusting the playbook in order to help ramp up production?
  • Potential Super Bowl preview in Foxborough

    Matthew Stafford's Detroit Lions and Tom Brady's New England Patriots each lead their respective divisions, and their showdown on Sunday is a potential preview for Super Bowl XLIX.
  • Revis: Megatron 'basically' like a video game character

    When Darrelle Revis takes on Lions star wideout Calvin Johnson on Sunday, the Patriots cornerback knows he'll be facing what he called the equivalent of a video game creation.
  • Cards' D contains Megatron in win vs. Lions

    Patrick Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals' defense curbed Detroit's vaunted receiving corps and are an NFL-best 9-1 after a 14-6 win over the Lions on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.
  • Week 11 injury report

    Reggie Bush missed his third practice of the week on Friday. The Detroit Lions running back does not appear in line to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. What other injuries are we tracking?
  • Matchup of the week: Cardinals' Peterson aims to stop Megatron

    In one of Sunday's headlining games, the Cardinals and Lions will clash when Detroit and Calvin Johnson have the ball. Find out what Arizona's star cornerback Patrick Peterson had to say about Megatron.
  • Burleson: Caldwell has Lions players raving

    With the Detroit Lions at 7-2 the positives about Jim Caldwell are flowing. Former Lion Nate Burleson said one player told him that it's the first time he's felt treated like a professional football player.
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
Gillette Stadium - Wk 12 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 3 3 0 3 9
New England Patriots 7 17 3 7 34
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
10 Sun, Nov 09 Miami 20-16   W
11 Sun, Nov 16 @ Arizona 6-14   L
12 Sun, Nov 23 @ New England 9-34   L
13 Thu, Nov 27 Chicago 12:30 PM ET
14 Sun, Dec 07 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
15 Sun, Dec 14 Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Brandon Pettigrew (TE) P - Foot
Calvin Johnson (WR) P - Ankle
Larry Warford (G) O - Knee
Nick Fairley (DT) O - Knee
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 415 244 2943 13
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Joique Bell 141 490 3.5 3
Reggie Bush 53 191 3.6 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 72 1047 14.5 3
Calvin Johnson 38 578 15.2 3
Jeremy Ross 20 239 12 1
Theo Riddick 21 218 10.4 3
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/13 Pat Edwards (WR) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
11/11 Jerrell Harris (LB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
11/11 Darren Keyton (G) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/4 Jordan Thompson (TE) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 8 3 0 .727
Detroit 7 4 0 .636
Chicago 5 6 0 .455
Minnesota 4 7 0 .364

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 33-26

Postseason: 2-2

Experience: 3

Career record: 35-28

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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