Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th88.9 (28th)251.9 (12th)
Defense2nd69.3 (1st)231.6 (13th)

Schedule

Mon Sep 8
W 35 - 14NYG
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Sun Sep 14
L 24 - 7at CAR
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Sun Sep 21
W 19 - 7GB
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Sun Sep 28
W 24 - 17at NYJ
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Sun Oct 5
L 17 - 14BUF
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Sun Oct 12
W 17 - 3at MIN
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Sun Oct 19
W 24 - 23NO
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Sun Oct 26
W 22 - 21at ATL
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Sun Nov 9
W 20 - 16MIA
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Sun Nov 16
L 14 - 6at ARI
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Sun Nov 23
L 34 - 9at NE
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Thu Nov 27
W 34 - 17CHI
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Sun Dec 7
W 34 - 17TB
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Sun Dec 14
W 16 - 14MIN
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Sun Dec 21
W 20 - 14at CHI
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Sun Dec 28
L 30 - 20at GB
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Sun Jan 4
L 24 - 20at DAL
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Standings

NFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Green Bay12-4-05-1-0
Detroit11-5-05-1-0
Minnesota7-9-01-5-0
Chicago5-11-01-5-0
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Lions trade DE George Johnson to Buccaneers for draft pick
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Rather than match the offer the sheet for defensive lineman George Johnson, the Lions agreed to trade Johnson to the Buccaneers on Wednesday, the Lions announced.

Johnson was a restricted free agent and signed a three year, $9 million offer sheet with the Buccaneers last week. The Lions were previously disputing the Buccaneers offer to Johnson.

Along with Johnson, the Lions also sent the seventh-round pick the team received in the Haloti Ngata trade from Baltimore. The Lions will receive a fifth-round pick from the Buccaneers in this year's draft.

In 2014, Johnson produced six sacks and 29 tackles over 16 games.

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Lions disputing Buccaneers' offer to DE George Johnson
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

The offer sheet the Buccaneers gave to defensive end George Johnson is being disputed by the Lions, and a decision by an independent arbiter is potentially 10 days away, per MLive.com. 

Johnson signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the Bucs last week, giving the Lions until 4 p.m. Monday to match the offer. The reason for the Lions' protest is not known at this time. 

The five-year veteran racked up six sacks last season for the Lions. 

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Joique Bell, Theo Riddick a 'work in progress' for Lions
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Even though the Lions are considering drafting a running back, the team will depend on Joique Bell and Theo Riddick for a large portion of the running game this season.

GM Joe Lombardi called the veteran tandem a "work in progress".

"Joique we love. He's a tough guy. Runs hard. Just keeping him healthy will be key," Lombardi said, per NFL.com. "I'm very excited for Theo (Riddick) and have been since I first got here. I think we're going to see great things from him."

 

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Lions DT Ziggy Ansah to participate in first offseason
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

In only his seventh year of playing organized football, Lions defensive tackle Ziggy Ansah will experience his first healthy NFL offseason, a fact that will help prepare him for what could be a big season, per the team's website. 

Ansah was drafted by the Lions in 2013 and didn't get to spend much time working on his game leading up to draft day. Prior to the 2014 season, Ansah was sidelined with shoulder surgery and missed all team OTAs and minicamps. 

Now, however, Ansah is healthy and getting in shape for the 2015 campaign, which could see him in a bigger role on the Lions' front line. 

"We're looking forward to Ziggy really having his first offseason and getting into shape and having a great year and having the stamina to finish well," defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said.

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Buccaneers add two players, wait on DE Johnson
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

The Buccaneers signed two players Thursday in free-agent LB Larry Dean, formerly of the Vikings, and center Ben Gottschalk, as they wait to see if the Lions will match the three-year, $9 million offer sheet to restricted free-agent defensive lineman George Johnson, per the team's website. 

Dean has mosly played on special teams during his five-year career, while Gottschalk was in Chiefs training camp last season. The Lions have until Monday to match the offer on Johnson, who emerged last year to record 26 tackles and six sacks. 

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