Detroit Lions

2nd NFC North (6-5-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 21 (21) Davis, Jarrad LB 
Rd 2, Pick 21 (53) Tabor, Teez CB 
Rd 3, Pick 32 (96) Golladay, Kenny WR 
Rd 4, Pick 18 (124) Reeves-Maybin, Jalen LB 
Rd 4, Pick 21 (127) Roberts, Michael TE 
Rd 5, Pick 21 (165) Agnew, Jamal CB 
Rd 6, Pick 21 (205) Ledbetter, Jeremiah DE 
Rd 6, Pick 32 (215) Kaaya, Brad QB 
Rd 7, Pick 32 (250) O'Connor, Pat DE 
Scoreboard more
Ford Field - Wk 12 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota Vikings 13 7 7 3 30
Detroit Lions 0 10 6 7 23
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
10 Sun, Nov 12 Cleveland 38-24   W
11 Sun, Nov 19 @ Chicago 27-24   W
12 Thu, Nov 23 Minnesota 23-30   L
13 Sun, Dec 03 @ Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
14 Sun, Dec 10 @ Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
15 Sat, Dec 16 Chicago 4:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Dwayne Washington (RB) O - Hip
Jamal Agnew (CB) O - Knee
Jalen Reeves-Maybin (LB) Q - Ankle
Ezekiel Ansah (DE) Q - Back
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 395 247 3010 21
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Ameer Abdullah 150 505 3.4 3
Theo Riddick 45 161 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Marvin Jones 44 731 16.6 8
Golden Tate 63 698 11.1 3
T.J. Jones 24 347 14.5 0
Eric Ebron 28 317 11.3 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/22 Jace Billingsley (WR) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/22 Christian Ringo (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
11/22 Dwight Freeney (DE) Assigned via Waivers (assigned via waivers).
11/22 Adairius Barnes (CB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Minnesota 9 2 0 .818
Detroit 6 5 0 .545
Green Bay 5 5 0 .500
Chicago 3 7 0 .300

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 59-48

Postseason: 2-4

Experience: 6

Career record: 61-52

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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Team Profiles

  1. Published: Nov. 23, 2017 at 05:54 p.m.

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones proves double coverage isn't enough on this 43-yard touchdown pass.

  2. Published: Nov. 23, 2017 at 05:53 p.m.

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay somehow makes this deep sideline catch for a gain of 41 yards.

  3. Published: Nov. 23, 2017 at 03:22 p.m.

    Matthew Stafford's GREASE-inspired audible nearly pays off with a touchdown, although the play is just short of the goal line.

  4. Published: Nov. 23, 2017 at 02:26 p.m.

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones makes a tough grab over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes on this 6-yard touchdown pass.

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