Detroit Lions

3rd NFC North (2-0-0)

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 2 1 2 3 4 T
New York Jets 0 0 0 6 6
Detroit Lions 3 10 0 3 16
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Sun, Aug 13 @ Indianapolis 24-10   W
P2 Sat, Aug 19 New York Jets 16-6   W
P3 Fri, Aug 25 New England 7:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 31 @ Buffalo 7:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 10 Arizona 1:00 PM ET
2 Mon, Sep 18 @ New York Giants 8:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Jake Rudock 34 21 226 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Dwayne Washington 14 58 4.1 0
Jake Rudock 3 35 11.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Roberts 6 63 10.5 0
Jace Billingsley 5 59 11.8 0
Kenny Golladay 4 59 14.8 2
Jared Abbrederis 4 42 10.5 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/22 Bruce Gaston (NT) Reserve/Injured from Waived/Injured; Not Against 90 (reserve/injured from waived/injured; not against 90).
8/21 Bruce Gaston (NT) Waived, Injured, Prior to Cut to 53 (waived, injured, prior to cut to 53).
8/17 Brandon Copeland (DE) Reserve/Injured from Waived/Injured; Not Against 90 (reserve/injured from waived/injured; not against 90).
8/16 Brandon Copeland (DE) Waived, Injured, Prior to Cut to 53 (waived, injured, prior to cut to 53).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Minnesota 0 0 0 .000
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000
Detroit 0 0 0 .000
Chicago 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 53-43

Postseason: 2-4

Experience: 6

Career record: 55-47

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: Aug. 19, 2017 at 10:49 p.m.

    New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws deep but is intercepted by Detroit Lions safety Rolan Milligan in the end zone during Preseason Week 2.

  2. Published: Aug. 19, 2017 at 09:24 p.m.

    Detroit Lions tight end Robert Tonyan recovers New York Jets' muffed punt.

  3. Published: Aug. 19, 2017 at 08:23 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws a dime to the back of the end zone to wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. for a 5-yard touchdown.

  4. Published: Aug. 13, 2017 at 04:36 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Brad Kaaya finds wide receiver Dontez Ford for the 15-yard TD.

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