Radio executive George A. Richards purchased and moved the Portsmouth Spartans to Detroit in 1934 and renamed the team the Lions. The nickname was likely derived from Detroit’s established baseball team, the Tigers, who won 101 games and the AL pennant that year. As the team explained it, “The lion is the monarch of the jungle, and we hope to be the monarch of the league.”

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Detroit Lions trade down, pick defense in Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest 2021 NFL mock draft

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Detroit Lions 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft: Kenny Golladay tag and trade

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) The Detroit Lions hired Brad Holmes to be their new general manager earlier this offseason, giving him a five-year deal. About a week later, the Lions hired Dan Campbell to be their new head coach, locking him down for the next six […]

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Which quarterback prospect should the Lions avoid drafting?

When the Detroit Lions were tasked with finding a new team for Matthew Stafford, the talk about who the Lions should replace him with immediately yielded a variety of draft prospects. When it was announced the Lions had struck a deal with the Los Angeles Rams, a trade that would net Detroit a haul of […]

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2017 Detroit Lions Statistics & Players

Record: 9-7-0, 2nd in NFC North Division  (Schedule and Results) Coach: Jim Caldwell (9-7-0) Points For: 410 (25.6/g) 7th of 32 Points Against: 376 (23.5/g) 21st of 32 Expected W-L: 8.8-7.2 SRS: 2.72 (13th of 32),  SOS: .60 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Bob Cooter Defensive Coordinator: Teryl Austin Other Notable Asst.: Brian Callahan (Quarterbacks), Gunther Cunningham […]

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Lions 2021 opponents set

Along with their usual home and away games against NFC North opponents – Green Bay, Chicago and Minnesota – the Lions will travel to Pittsburgh, Seattle, Cleveland, Los Angeles (Rams) and Atlanta. <p>The Lions will host Cincinnati, Baltimore, Arizona, San Francisco and Philadelphia.</p> <p>We’ll have to wait and see where the Denver game will be […]

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2008 Detroit Lions Statistics & Players

Record: 0-16-0, 4th in NFC North Division  (Schedule and Results) Coach: Rod Marinelli (0-16-0) Points For: 268 (16.8/g) 27th of 32 Points Against: 517 (32.3/g) 32nd of 32 Expected W-L: 2.8-13.2 SRS: -13.11 (31st of 32),  SOS: 2.46 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Colletto Defensive Coordinator: Joe Barry Other Notable Asst.: Kippy Brown (Assoc. HC/Passing Game) and […]

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2020 Detroit Lions Schedule – NFL

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Detroit Lions History | The Football Database

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