Detroit Lions

3rd NFC North (3-3-0)

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
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 6 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 7 3 14 14 38
New Orleans Saints 17 14 14 7 52
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
4 Sun, Oct 01 @ Minnesota 14-7   W
5 Sun, Oct 08 Carolina 24-27   L
6 Sun, Oct 15 @ New Orleans 38-52   L
7 Bye
8 Sun, Oct 29 Pittsburgh 8:30 PM ET
9 Mon, Nov 06 @ Green Bay 8:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 225 136 1428 12
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Ameer Abdullah 90 342 3.8 1
Matthew Stafford 12 57 4.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Golden Tate 36 363 10.1 2
Marvin Jones 20 280 14 3
Theo Riddick 23 180 7.8 1
T.J. Jones 13 173 13.3 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/18 Caraun Reid (DT) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
10/18 George Johnson (DE) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
10/18 Bryce Harris (OT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
10/18 Jacquies Smith (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Minnesota 4 2 0 .667
Green Bay 4 2 0 .667
Detroit 3 3 0 .500
Chicago 2 4 0 .333

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 56-46

Postseason: 2-4

Experience: 6

Career record: 58-50

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: Oct. 15, 2017 at 05:48 p.m.

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson intercepts New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the goal line for a touchdown.

  2. Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 05:47 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Marvin Jones throws it up for wide receiver Marvin Jones who makes an incredible one-handed catch in the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown.

  3. Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 05:45 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford connects with wide receiver Golden Tate who shakes multiple defenders on his way to the end zone, where he arrives with style.

  4. Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 04:24 p.m.

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford buys time in the pocket and finds wide receiver T.J. Jones for a 24-yard gain.

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