Detroit Lions

1st NFC North (10-4-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Lions tie Packers for first

    The Detroit Lions are one step closer to the playoffs after narrowly getting by Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
  • Caldwell: Bush will bounce back like Megatron did

    Reggie Bush is finally getting healthy after battling a nagging ankle injury for two months. Do the Detroit Lions expect him to bounce back like Calvin Johnson did from an ankle injury of his own?
  • Vikings' Kalil: I've 'got my hands full' dealing with Ziggy Ansah

    When the Minnesota Vikings faced the Detroit Lions in Week 6, Ziggy Ansah torched left tackle Matt Kalil for 2.5 sacks. The offensive tackle knows he will have a challenge in the rematch Sunday in Detroit.
  • Agent's call

    Ndamukong Suh didn't mince words when asked who will have the final say on where he plays next. The Lions' defensive standout said that his agent, Jimmy Sexton, will make the call on where he lands.
  • Ihedigbo: Lions have best safety tandem in NFL

    James Ihedigbo said he and Detroit Lions teammate Glover Quin make up the NFL's best safety duo this year, despite the play of those other duos in Seattle and San Francisco. Does his play back up the talk?
  • Calvin Johnson explodes for Lions vs. Buccaneers

    Calvin Johnson had eight catches for 158 yards and a touchdown for Detroit as the Lions beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17.
  • Lions rout Bucs

    The Detroit Lions' defensive line toyed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense and tossed Josh McCown around all day like a rag doll in a 34-17 win for the Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.
  • Megatron sets all-time Thanksgiving TD record

    Calvin Johnson's two touchdowns against the Bears brought his career total for Thanksgiving Day to eight, breaking the mark previously established by Cloyce Box. Yes, Cloyce Box.
  • Megatron hits 10K-yard plateau as Lions handle Bears

    Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns as the Detroit Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday.
  • Megatron explodes as Lions roll

    Quiet down the "Calvin Johnson is declining" talk. Megatron torched the Chicago Bears with a Thanksgiving special, leading the Detroit Lions with 11 catches, 146 yards and two scores in a 34-17 win.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 10 (10) Ebron, Eric TE 
Rd 2, Pick 8 (40) Van Noy, Kyle OLB 
Rd 3, Pick 12 (76) Swanson, Travis C 
Rd 4, Pick 33 (133) Lawson, Nevin CB 
Rd 4, Pick 36 (136) Webster, Larry DE 
Rd 5, Pick 18 (158) Reid, Caraun DT 
Rd 6, Pick 13 (189) Jones, T.J. WR 
Rd 7, Pick 14 (229) Freese, Nate K 
Scoreboard more
Ford Field - Wk 15 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 0 14
Detroit Lions 0 10 3 3 16
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 23 @ New England 9-34   L
13 Thu, Nov 27 Chicago 34-17   W
14 Sun, Dec 07 Tampa Bay 34-17   W
15 Sun, Dec 14 Minnesota 16-14   W
16 Sun, Dec 21 @ Chicago 1:00 PM ET
17 Sun, Dec 28 @ Green Bay 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Ashlee Palmer (LB) Limited Pract - --
Don Carey (S) Limited Pract - --
C.J. Mosley (DT) Limited Pract - --
LaAdrian Waddle (T) Did Not Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 522 321 3797 19
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Joique Bell 197 726 3.7 6
Reggie Bush 64 224 3.5 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 91 1224 13.5 4
Calvin Johnson 61 935 15.3 6
Joique Bell 32 309 9.7 1
Theo Riddick 27 272 10.1 3
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/17 LaAdrian Waddle (T) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
12/17 Josh Thomas (DB) Assigned via Waivers (assigned via waivers).
12/16 Josh Thomas (DB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
12/10 Joseph Fauria (TE) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Detroit 10 4 0 .714
Green Bay 10 4 0 .714
Minnesota 6 8 0 .429
Chicago 5 9 0 .357

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 36-26

Postseason: 2-2

Experience: 3

Career record: 38-28

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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