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    • 12:08 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Lions rookie kicker Nate Freese needs to find his footing -- and fast

    Freese said Lions coach Jim Caldwell's message to him Monday was simple: 'Keep your head up, keep going forward and keep working hard.' And when asked if he thought he still had the coaching staff's confidence, the rookie replied, 'I think so.'

    • 6:24 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Against Jordy Nelson, Lions' Darius Slay should find out just how much he's improved

    The Lions have had awful injury luck with their nickel cornerbacks the first two games, but their top two coverage men have started strong, particularly second-year cornerback Darius Slay. Filling the left cornerback role held by Chris Houston the past four years, Slay has allowed seven receptions on 16 targets for 58 yards, according to Pro Football Focus.

    • 2:36 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions coach Jim Caldwell praises defense, says other issues can be corrected

    With three turnovers, including a costly fumble on a kickoff return by Jeremy Ross, the Lions let a close game slip away in the second half in dropping a road game to the Panthers. But Caldwell said Monday things can be fixed.

    • 1:42 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Josh Katzenstein's Monday breakdown: Two weeks in, these Lions remain a mystery

    After an opening win and a Game 2 loss Sunday afternoon, the one thing that is fair to assume, however, is that the Lions' defensive line is stout and could finally match its expectations of the past few years.

    • 1:33 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions say signs pointing to CB Nevin Lawson missing rest of the season

    A season-ending injury to nickel cornerback Bill Bentley in the opener pushed Lawson up the depth chart. Lawson's injury could mean the Lions will either look at free agents or promote from the practice squad.

    • 6:01 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions cut defensive back Nate Ness; he could go back to practice squad

    Ness was in for nine plays on special teams in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but did not play a snap on defense.

    • 11:42 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Brand-new Lions done in by same old mistakes in loss to Panthers

    This wasn't a battering, not really. It was a bumbling, a bungling, a trip down misery lane. Against a tough defense, the Lions' offense made all the big mistakes in a 24-7 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

    • 12:56 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Football on TV this week

    Here are the NFL, college and high school football games on TV this week.

    • 12:11 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions' snap count breakdown: Reggie Bush's role diminished in loss to Panthers

    The decision to feature Joique Bell likely had to do with him being a more physical runner against a hard-hitting Panthers defense, but ever after his fumble at the Carolina 27, the Lions stuck with Bell.

    • 12:39 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Monday's NFL roundup: Washington's Robert Griffin won't need surgery on ankle

    An MRI on Monday revealed Griffin doesn’t have any broken bones to go along with his dislocated left ankle, which means he doesn’t need season-ending surgery and could theoretically return in a couple months if all goes well with his rehab.

    • 2:43 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Nick Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win over Colts

    Darren Sproles had seven receptions for 152 yards to go along with a touchdown run as the Eagles (2-0) won their first game on the road for the sixth consecutive season.

    • 4:47 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Vikings' Adrian Peterson says 'sorry,' is scheduled to play Sunday

    Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day Peterson was benched during a 30-7 loss to the Patriots after he was charged for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch this summer.

    • 2:28 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions revert to old ways in loss to Panthers

    The Lions lost to the Panthers, 24-7, at Bank of America Stadium with Matthew Stafford making inaccurate and often rushed passes, finishing 27-of-48 for 291 yards, one touchdown and an ugly fourth-quarter interception.

    • 12:01 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions to explore kicking options after Nate Freese misses two more field goals

    Freese, a seventh-round pick out of Boston College, was not available for interviews after Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He has not shown that improvement to start the 2014 season.

    • 7:51 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Josh Katzenstein grades the Lions in their Week 2 loss

    All the hype and excitement over their season-opening victory against the Giants quickly subsided Sunday, following an ugly-at-times loss to the Panthers.

    • 10:29 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Panthers' Cam Newton regrets referring to Lions' Ndamukong Suh as 'Donkey Kong'

    'The initial statement came with me jokingly making a reference to him,' Newton said after the Panthers won, 24-7. 'It's sad that in this day and age we still ...

    • 8:17 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Nevin Lawson has surgery on foot, dealing Lions secondary another blow

    A fourth-round pick, Lawson suffered the dislocated foot while blocking on a punt return in the third quarter, and medical crews had to cart him off the field.

    • 11:59 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Josh Katzenstein's Four Downs: Secondary a huge concern for Lions

    The Lions have two big problems following Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Panthers, and it doesn't look like either will be going away any time soon. Let's start in ...

    • 11:47 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Lions' five biggest mistakes in Sunday's loss

    Here are the five biggest mistakes from the Lions' loss to the Panthers on Sunday:

    • 12:28 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Sunday's NFL roundup: Three quarterbacks turn afternoon into 'Michigan State Day'

    With the win, Washington's Kirk Cousins joined Brian Hower (Browns) and Drew Stanton (Cardinals) as former Michigan State quarterbacks to lead their team to ...

    • 8:26 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Bills salute late owner Ralph Wilson before home opener

    Wilson, a Grosse Pointe Shores resident who died in March, was one of many Bills legends whose names were written in black along the upper bowl of the stadium. ...

    • 4:42 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew willing to move on down the line

    He had 41 catches last season — fewer than half of his career high 83 in 2011 — but has settled into a role in which he can complement the other receivers and ...

    • 2:20 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Lions-Panthers inactives: Greg Hardy sits; Waddle, Ihedigbo out

    Charlotte, N.C. — Carolina listed Hardy among their seven inactive players after saying all week that he would play. Instead, the Panthers showed an ability to take a stand ...

    • 9:47 AM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Sunday's live tweets: Panthers top Lions, 24-7

    The Lions missed two early field-goal attempts and three turnovers prevented them from getting a win in Carolina on Sunday, falling, 24-7.

    • 8:09 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Tackle Caraun Reid swapping praying for preying on Lions opposition

    Sure, the Lions rookie defensive tackle played in four exhibitions, but the Week 1 victory over the Giants was the first real NFL game he's witnessed. The ...

    • 5:47 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Lions-Panthers preview: Luke Kuechly a menace on Carolina defense

    Rod Beard of The Detroit News breaks down Sunday's game between the Lions (1-0) and Panthers (1-0) at Bank of America Stadium:

    • 5:47 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Detroit News predictions: Lions vs. Panthers

    Josh Katzenstein, Rod Beard, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their expert opinions on the outcome of the Lions-Panthers game.

    • 4:47 PM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Lions sign DB Nate Ness from the practice squad

    The Lions announced the promotion of defensive back Nate Ness from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Saturday.

    • 12:07 PM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Vikings' Adrian Peterson booked and released from Texas jail

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail early Saturday on a charge alleging that he spanked one of his sons ...

    • 5:45 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Speedy Corey Fuller gives Lions 'secret weapon' as deep threat

    He made the 53-man roster this year after showing improved route running and catching ability this summer, and with his speed, he's a deep threat that defenses ...

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