Detroit Lions

2nd NFC North (8-4-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
19.2(25th)
YDS
344.3(18th)
PASS YDS
262.7(8th)
RUSH YDS
81.7(30th)
(league rank)

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  • Megatron sets all-time Thanksgiving TD record

    11/27/2014
    Calvin Johnson's two touchdowns against the Bears brought his career total for Thanksgiving Day to eight, breaking the mark previously established by Cloyce Box. Yes, Cloyce Box.
  • Megatron hits 10K-yard plateau as Lions handle Bears

    11/27/2014
    Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns as the Detroit Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday.
  • Megatron explodes as Lions roll

    11/27/2014
    Quiet down the "Calvin Johnson is declining" talk. Megatron torched the Chicago Bears with a Thanksgiving special, leading the Detroit Lions with 11 catches, 146 yards and two scores in a 34-17 win.
  • Lions' Bush (ankle) out vs. Bears

    11/27/2014
    Reggie Bush is again in street clothes for the Detroit Lions on Thursday, missing his third straight game with an ankle injury that has epitomized the meaning of nagging.
  • Lions' Dominic Raiola fined $10K for unnecessary roughness

    11/26/2014
    Dominic Raiola escaped a fine for lunging at a Patriots' defenders knees late in the last week's game. The Lions center was docked $10,000, though, for another play, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
  • A football feast

    11/27/2014
    Football fans will really have a Thanksgiving feast this year. The three NFC tilts all have major playoff implications, with the Seahawks-49ers being among the biggest games of the year.
  • Megatron on possible decline: I'm the 'same guy'

    11/26/2014
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson isn't producing at elite levels this season, but he contends that he's still the same guy who set the NFL single-season receiving record. His teammates agree.
  • Jim Caldwell on Raiola block: 'We don't condone' plays like that

    11/25/2014
    Jim Caldwell already had enough to deal with following his team's loss to New England, but is there any concern surrounding the Lions' emotional, late-game collapse, featuring a dirty play from Dominic Raiola?
  • League won't punish Lions' Raiola for cut-block in loss to Patriots

    11/24/2014
    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 and Bill Belichick were not impressed.
  • Tom Brady tears up Lions as Patriots win handily

    11/23/2014
    The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance, crushing the Detroit Lions 34-9 at home.
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
Ford Field - Wk 13 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago Bears 14 0 3 0 17
Detroit Lions 3 21 0 10 34
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
11 Sun, Nov 16 @ Arizona 6-14   L
12 Sun, Nov 23 @ New England 9-34   L
13 Thu, Nov 27 Chicago 34-17   W
14 Sun, Dec 07 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
15 Sun, Dec 14 Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
16 Sun, Dec 21 @ Chicago 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Glover Quin (S) P - Back
Ezekiel Ansah (DE) P - Elbow
George Johnson (DE) P - Foot
Larry Warford (G) O - Knee
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 460 278 3333 15
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Joique Bell 164 581 3.5 5
Reggie Bush 53 191 3.6 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 80 1136 14.2 3
Calvin Johnson 49 724 14.8 5
Theo Riddick 27 272 10.1 3
Jeremy Ross 21 270 12.9 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/25 Rodney Austin (G) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
11/25 Kellen Davis (TE) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/25 Jerrell Harris (LB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/25 Rodney Austin (G) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 8 3 0 .727
Detroit 8 4 0 .667
Chicago 5 7 0 .417
Minnesota 4 7 0 .364

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 34-26

Postseason: 2-2

Experience: 3

Career record: 36-28

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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