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Dec 15

WEEK IN REVIEW: What will Abdullah’s role be Saturday?

Running back Ameer Abdullah sat out last Sunday’s game in Tampa Bay with a neck injury. Despite a national report that his inactive status was performance based, head coach Jim Caldwell confirmed it was an injury issue. “No, Ameer is health issues,” Caldwell said Monday.” Hopefully

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Dec 14

10 QUESTIONS WITH TWENTYMAN: Is Diggs’ move to safety permanent?

Tim Twentyman Senior Writer Every week during the regular season Tim Twentyman will answer 10 good questions from his Twitter account @ttwentyman in a feature we call "10 Questions with Twentyman." 20man: Bonjour. I can definitely see this be…

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Dec 14

O’HARA: Bears more dangerous than record indicates

Mike O’Hara Columnist The Chicago Bears are building a competitive roster with young players who can be the foundation to get them out of the NFC North basement in future seasons, but their immediate goal is to put a road block in the Detroit Lions’ uphill path to the playoffs. They took a positive

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Dec 13

NOTEBOOK: Lions missing Agnew’s big-play potential

Tim Twentyman Senior Writer Exciting rookie return man Jamal Agnew returned to practice as a full participant this week for the Detroit Lions after missing the last three games with a knee injury. The Lions have certainly missed Agnew’s big-play potential in the return game the last three weeks.

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Dec 13

10 takeaways from Austin & Cooter

Tim Twentyman Senior Writer Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter spoke to the media Wednesday as they do every week during the regular season. Here are 10 takeaways from those media sessions: 1. Opponents have use…

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Dec 13

NFC NORTH: Where teams stand after Week 14

Tim Twentyman Senior Writer With just three games remaining in the regular season, it’s crunch time for the four teams in the NFC North. Minnesota’s loss at Carolina last week keeps the division title up for grabs, though the Vikings still have a stranglehold on it, needing just one win in their

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Dec 12

Week 15 opponent: What the Bears are saying

Tim Twentyman Senior Writer Every week during the regular season, the opposing head coach and sometimes a player speak to the Detroit media via conference call. This week it was only Bears head coach John Fox on the call. So, what did he have to say about Saturday’s matchup? 1. Fox said last week

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Dec 12

NOTEBOOK: Tabor’s role increasing each week

Tim Twentyman Senior Writer At one point in the first quarter Sunday in Tampa Bay, rookie cornerback Teez Tabor found himself one-on-one with Bucs Pro Bowl receiver Mike Evans near the goal line. Everybody in that stadium and watching on television kne…

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Dec 12

O’HARA: What we learned from Week 14

Mike O’Hara Columnist Kenny Golladay has made a mark with big plays in his rookie season with the Detroit Lions. More accurately, they are long plays – long receptions. He made another big play in Sunday’s 24-21 road win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On the stat sheet, it was recorded as a simple

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Dec 11

KEY QUESTIONS: Why did Abdullah sit out vs. Bucs?

Tim Twentyman Senior Writer Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell spoke to the media Monday, one day after Detroit’s 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers that improved their record to 7-6 and keeps them in the hunt for a playoff berth in the NFC. Here are the key questions to come out of Monday’

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Dec 11

TIM AND MIKE: Week 14 observations

Tim Twentyman & Mike O’Hara Detroitlions.com Writers Fan friendly: It seemed almost like a home game for the Lions by the way fans cheered the team on at Raymond James Stadium. A large contingent of fans showed up sporting Lions’ blue, and it did not go unnoticed by the players. Ziggy Ansah tweeted

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Dec 11

O’HARA’S MONDAY COUNTDOWN: Wayne Fontes’ take

Mike O’Hara Columnist Wayne Fontes’ timing could not have been much better for his visit to the Detroit Lions in Tampa Sunday. December was his time of year, and the time of year for his teams in his eight seasons as head coach of the Lions. It was also his time to deal with speculation about

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Dec 10

FOUR DOWNS: Diggs settling in at safety

Tim Twentyman Senior Writer FIRST DOWN: DIGGS AT SAFETY Quandre Diggs said this week the thing he liked most about his move from nickel cornerback to strong safety was it allows him to see more of the action developing in front of him and play a little…

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Dec 10

O’HARA’S FINAL THOUGHTS: Freeney’s experiences add perspective

Mike O’Hara Columnist TAMPA, Fla. – Lions-Bucs Final Thoughts: Dwight Freeney ‘s experiences add perspective; Tion Green raising his stock; Random Thoughts – includes Matthew Stafford ‘s arm, Jameis Winston revived, picking the Browns to win and sticking with my Lions-Bucs pick: Freeney –

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Dec 10

Five things to watch: Lions at Buccaneers

Tim Twentyman Senior Writer The Detroit Lions begin the fourth and final quarter of their season Sunday on the road in Tampa Bay. After playing to a .500 record through the first three quarters, the formula is pretty simple the rest of the way for Detr…

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Dec 10

Lions at Buccaneers: Broadcast info

Here’s how you can tune in for the Detroit Lions Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Where: Raymond James Stadium When: 1 p.m. ET Television: FOX Play-by-play: Kenny Albert Color: Ronde Barbe Sideline: Kristina Pink Local Radio: News Talk 760 | WJR-AM Play-by-play: Dan Miller Color: Jim

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