Detroit Lions

4th NFC North (2-1-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Game Averages (2015)

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PTS
20.7(10th)
YDS
339.0(9th)
PASS YDS
223.3(16th)
RUSH YDS
115.7(8th)
(league rank)

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Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 28 (28) Tomlinson, Laken OG 
Rd 2, Pick 22 (54) Abdullah, Ameer RB 
Rd 3, Pick 16 (80) Carter, Alex CB 
Rd 4, Pick 14 (113) Wright, Gabe DT 
Rd 5, Pick 32 (168) Burton, Michael FB 
Rd 6, Pick 24 (200) Diggs, Quandre CB 
Rd 7, Pick 23 (240) Robinson, Corey OT 
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EverBank Field - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 0 13 0 9 22
Jacksonville Jaguars 7 7 3 0 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 13 New York Jets 23-3   W
P2 Thu, Aug 20 @ Washington 17-21   L
P3 Fri, Aug 28 @ Jacksonville 22-17   W
P4 Thu, Sep 03 Buffalo 7:30 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 13 @ San Diego 4:05 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 20 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 25 19 308 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Zach Zenner 25 162 6.5 1
Ameer Abdullah 12 82 6.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 7 169 24.1 2
Greg Salas 8 117 14.6 1
Jeremy Ross 6 71 11.8 1
Zach Zenner 6 60 10 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/1 Andrew Peacock (WR) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
9/1 Timothy Wright (TE) Traded (traded).
9/1 Justin Cherocci (LB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
9/1 Jacob Maxwell (TE) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Chicago 0 0 0 .000
Minnesota 0 0 0 .000
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000
Detroit 0 0 0 .000

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Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 37-27

Postseason: 2-3

Experience: 4

Career record: 39-30

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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