Detroit Lions

2nd NFC North (6-4-0)

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
Soldier Field - Wk 11 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 0 21 0 6 27
Chicago Bears 10 7 0 7 24
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 12:30 PM ET
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 360 227 2760 19
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Ameer Abdullah 144 491 3.4 3
Theo Riddick 40 141 3.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 59 691 11.7 3
Marvin Jones 38 622 16.4 6
T.J. Jones 24 347 14.5 0
Eric Ebron 24 283 11.8 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/22 Adairius Barnes (CB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/22 Christian Ringo (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
11/22 Jace Billingsley (WR) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/22 Dwight Freeney (DE) Assigned via Waivers (assigned via waivers).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Minnesota 8 2 0 .800
Detroit 6 4 0 .600
Green Bay 5 5 0 .500
Chicago 3 7 0 .300

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 59-47

Postseason: 2-4

Experience: 6

Career record: 61-51

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. 19, 2017 at 08:53 p.m.

    Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky fumbles snap, which leads to a Detroit Lions 27-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Nov. 19, 2017 at 02:30 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws a 2-yard touchdown to running back Ameer Abdullah vs. the Chicago Bears in Week 11 of the 2017 NFL season.

  3. Published: Nov. 19, 2017 at 02:16 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws a 28-yard touchdown to wide receiver Marvin Jones.

  4. Published: Nov. 19, 2017 at 02:13 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws a 40-yard strike to wide receiver Kenny Golladay.

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