Detroit Lions

2nd NFC North (--)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Game Averages (2015)

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PTS
22.4(18th)
YDS
346.7(20th)
PASS YDS
263.2(9th)
RUSH YDS
83.4(32nd)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • Slay signs 4-year, $48M extension with Lions

    07/29/2016
    Cornerback Darius Slay has signed a four-year contract extension with the Detroit Lions on Friday. The defensive back will earn $50.2 million over the course of the next five years.
  • Jimmy Clausen to work out for Lions Monday

    07/24/2016
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Detroit Lions will host quarterback Jimmy Clausen for a workout on Monday. Last week, Clausen also worked out for the Washington Redskins.
  • Abdullah: 'Can't take kickoff away'

    07/24/2016
    Ameer Abdullah has made a name for himself in the return game. With new touchback rules threatening his position, the second-year speedster is pleading to make the kick return great again.
  • Ex-Lions RB Best to compete at Olympics

    07/18/2016
    Former Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best was approved to run the 100 meters for Saint Lucia's Olympic track and field team. After an NFL career cut short, Best is seeking redemption in the Rio Olympics.
  • Training camp preview: Detroit Lions

    07/21/2016
    Will Matthew Stafford's offense be able to produce without star receiver Calvin Johnson? Conor Orr says the Detroit Lions will lean on an improved O-line and an up-and-coming running back.
  • Megatron: Lions' struggles factored into retirement

    07/11/2016
    Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says there are several reasons why he decided to retire after nine NFL seasons. Detroit's on-field struggles played a factor, too.
  • No longer needed: Lions release veteran LB Stephen Tulloch

    07/06/2016
    Stephen Tulloch's time in Detroit has come to an end. The Lions announced Tuesday they released the middle linebacker. Despite leading the team in tackles, the move was not a surprise.
  • Calvin Johnson breaks the silence on his retirement

    06/26/2016
    Despite the legions of us hoping Calvin Johnson would walk back on his decision to walk away from football and gift us some more acrobatic touchdown catches, he put that possibility to rest on Saturday.
  • Lions not afraid to toss first-round pick OT Decker into the fire

    06/07/2016
    While some teams have kept rookie offensive tackles away from the left side in their first season, the Detroit Lions aren't afraid of putting first-round pick Taylor Decker in the pressure cooker.
  • Lions place Tim Wright on season-ending injured reserve

    05/31/2016
    The season is over before it began for Tim Wright. The Lions announced Tuesday that the fourth-year tight end has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL.
  • Ansah eager to see NFL play in Africa

    05/12/2016
    The NFL has made an effort to push the game outside the United States with scheduled games in England and Mexico, but Lions standout Ziggy Ansah hopes to see games played in Africa soon.
  • Lions acquire linebacker Jon Bostic in trade with Patriots

    05/10/2016
    The Detroit Lions added a new name to their linebacker corps on Monday, acquiring Jon Bostic in a trade with the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.
  • Lions LB Levy 'looking good' in return from hip surgery

    05/09/2016
    Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy suffered a hip injury last preseason and eventually underwent season-ending hip surgery. Teammate Tahir Whitehead said Levy is recovering well this offseason.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 16 (16) Decker, Taylor OT 
Rd 2, Pick 15 (46) Robinson, A'Shawn DT 
Rd 3, Pick 33 (95) Glasgow, Graham C 
Rd 4, Pick 13 (111) Killebrew, Miles SS 
Rd 5, Pick 12 (151) Dahl, Joe OG 
Rd 5, Pick 32 (169) Williams, Antwione LB 
Rd 6, Pick 16 (191) Rudock, Jake QB 
Rd 6, Pick 27 (202) Zettel, Anthony DT 
Rd 6, Pick 35 (210) Landes, Jimmy LS 
Rd 7, Pick 15 (236) Washington, Dwayne RB 
Scoreboard more
Soldier Field - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 7 3 7 7 24
Chicago Bears 0 0 10 10 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Fri, Aug 12 @ Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ET
P2 Thu, Aug 18 Cincinnati 7:30 PM ET
P3 Sat, Aug 27 @ Baltimore 7:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Sep 01 Buffalo 7:30 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 11 @ Indianapolis 4:25 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 18 Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
No Statistics to Report
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
No Statistics to Report
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
No Statistics to Report
Transactions more
Date Transaction
7/28 Anquan Boldin (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
7/28 Dominique Tovell (LB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
7/21 Luke Marquardt (OT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
7/20 Quanterus Smith (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000
Detroit 0 0 0 .000
Minnesota 0 0 0 .000
Chicago 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 44-36

Postseason: 2-3

Experience: 5

Career record: 46-39

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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