Detroit Lions

3rd NFC North (7-9-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Two-round mock draft: Texans pick up Clowney and McCarron

    The Houston Texans get their superstar and their quarterback in Bucky Brooks' two-round mock draft, selecting Jadeveon Clowney at No. 1 overall and AJ McCarron atop Round 2 of the 2014 draft.
  • Golden Tate: Lions' offense will be a better fit

    Golden Tate believes the Detroit Lions' offense will fit him better than the one he played in with the Seattle Seahawks. At the very least, the numbers say Tate will get more passes tossed his way.
  • Roster Reset: Packers stand apart in NFC North

    Free agency did not change the NFC North dynamic dramatically. The Green Bay Packers still reign supreme after re-signing key players like Sam Shields and B.J. Raji as well as adding Julius Peppers.
  • Lions OC eyes Bush, Bell splitting backfield role

    Reggie Bush's workload is about to decrease, and Joique Bell is primed to get more carries. New Detroit Lions coordinator Joe Lombardi stated Monday his reasoning behind the team's shift in offensive philosophy.
  • NFC North Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams

    College Football 24/7 takes a look at the buzz surrounding the NFC North teams leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Mathis, Lions strike deal

    Rashean Mathis agreed to terms on a one-year contract to return to the Detroit Lions, the team's website confirmed Monday. The veteran cornerback was the Lions' top cover man in 2013.
  • Tracking teams' interest in top prospects in draft

    Take a look at which general managers and head coaches attended which college pro days, as well as the private workouts teams had with top 2014 NFL Draft prospects.
  • Stafford ignores outside criticism

    Matthew Stafford says he tunes out criticism of his play from those outside the Detroit Lions' building. But another underwhelming season will make it harder for the quarterback to do just that.
  • Bush not worried about carries in Lions' offense

    Reggie Bush's reunion with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi likely means a change in the running back's role. However, the Detroit Lions rusher is unconcerned with the possibility his carries will decrease.
  • Busy week for Mettenberger includes pro day plus five team visits

    LSU's Zach Mettenberger has his pro day Wednesday, and also has meetings scheduled for this week with the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans.
Draft 2014 more
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Rd 1, Pick 10 (10)  
Rd 2, Pick 13 (45)  
Rd 3, Pick 12 (76)  
Rd 4, Pick 11 (111)  
Rd 4, Pick 33 (133)  
Rd 4, Pick 36 (136)  
Rd 6, Pick 13 (189)  
Rd 7, Pick 12 (227)  
Scoreboard more
Mall of America Field - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 0 0 7 6 13
Minnesota Vikings 7 0 0 7 14
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 24 Tampa Bay 21-24   L
13 Thu, Nov 28 Green Bay 40-10   W
14 Sun, Dec 08 @ Philadelphia 20-34   L
15 Mon, Dec 16 Baltimore 16-18   L
16 Sun, Dec 22 New York Giants 20-23   L
17 Sun, Dec 29 @ Minnesota 13-14   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
4/15 Rashean Mathis (CB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
4/11 Kourtnei Brown (LB) Assigned via Waivers (assigned via waivers).
4/10 Kourtnei Brown (LB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
4/7 Jeremy Ross (WR) Exclusive Rights Signing (exclusive rights signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 8 7 1 .531
Chicago 8 8 0 .500
Detroit 7 9 0 .438
Minnesota 5 10 1 .344

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 26-22

Postseason: 2-2

Experience: 3

Career record: 28-24

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: Dec. 30, 2013 at 05:20 a.m.

    (13:44) M.Asiata up the middle to MIN 24 for 4 yards (N.Fairley). FUMBLES (N.Fairley), RECOVERED by DET-A.Palmer at MIN 29. A.Palmer to MIN 29 for no gain (C.Johnson).

  2. Published: Dec. 30, 2013 at 04:38 a.m.

    (10:36) (Shotgun) M.Stafford pass short right to R.Bush for 19 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

  3. Published: Dec. 30, 2013 at 03:42 a.m.

    (11:16) (Shotgun) M.Cassel pass short left intended for J.Simpson INTERCEPTED by L.Delmas at DET -6. L.Delmas to DET 36 for 42 yards (M.Asiata).

  4. Published: Dec. 29, 2013 at 03:28 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata fumbles and it is recovered by Detroit Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer for no gain.

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