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    • 11:42 PM, Sep. 14, 2014

    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.

    • 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.

    • 6:40 PM, Sep. 14, 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. And, as usual, it all starts with quarterback Matthew Stafford, who simply wasn't good enough.

    • 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 bring up racism. That was not my initial reason.'

    • 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 the secondary.

    • 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 victory Sunday.

    • 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. Those names have been changed to gold during the $130 million renovation of the stadium this summer.

    • 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 be a target for quarterback Matthew Stafford. But in the Week 1 win over the Giants on Monday, Pettigrew almost found himself in a new role — right tackle.

    • 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 against a man who was convicted of assaulting an ex-girlfriend, though he's appealing his sentence in court in November.

    • 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 fifth-round pick had other commitments on Sundays.

    • 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 ...

    • 10:43 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Cornerback Darius Slay an 'ascending player' in Lions defense

    According to Pro Football Focus, Eli Manning targeted Slay eight times, and the cornerback allowed three receptions for just 14 yards.

    • 12:02 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Ndamukong Suh among three Lions captains for game against Panthers

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Friday that wide receiver Calvin Johnson, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and long snapper Don Muhlbach will represent the team at ...

    • 8:23 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
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    Combating domestic violence would benefit NFL more than firing Roger Goodell

    Roger Goodell is guilty. He’s guilty of all the standard charges — arrogance, ignorance and incompetence. He's guilty of a lesser charge than Ray Rice (please, ...

    • 4:27 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Lions' LaAdrian Waddle ruled out; surprisingly, James Ihedigbo is doubtful

    As expected, Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle will miss Sunday's game at Carolina with a calf injury suffered in Week 1, but there was a bit of surprise on ...

    • 12:38 AM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Jim Caldwell and wife donate 20 new computers to students at Detroit Lions Academy

    Caldwell and his wife, Cheryl, were beaming as students were demonstrating some of the technology in a new computer room during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for ...

    • 8:31 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Vikings' Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

    The Minnesota Vikings benched Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.

    • 11:17 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Friday's NFL roundup: Players' union approves testing program for HGH

    Player representatives to the union voted Friday to implement testing for human growth hormone for the 2014 season. HGH testing was originally agreed upon in ...

    • 11:21 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
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    If Cam Newton were white, he'd have to apologize to Ndamukong Suh

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton not only owes Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh an apology, but he needs realize that his attempt at a joke ...

    • 11:15 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
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    Ray Rice controversy a topic, but Lions' focus is on their games

    In the wake of a report that said an NFL executive received a video of former Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife, commissioner Roger Goodell ...

    • 11:37 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
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    'We don't care': Lions dismiss Cam Newton's 'Donkey Kong Suh' comment

    Ndamukong Suh declined the opportunity to talk about it, but other Lions players and coaches discussed Cam Newton's comments from Wednesday, when he referred ...

    • 11:22 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
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    Lions podcast: Katzenstein, Niyo talk Giants, Panthers; Jerome Couplin weighs in

    Lions rookie safety Jerome Couplin also stops by during this week's Lions podcast to talk about his NFL debut and the correct way to say his name.

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