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Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th112.0 (18th)280.1 (5th)
Defense16th99.8 (5th)246.9 (23rd)
2014 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
110Eric EbronTEUNC
240Kyle Van NoyOLBBYU
376Travis SwansonCARK
4133Nevin LawsonCBUTAHST
4136Larry WebsterTEBLO
5158Caraun ReidDTPRINCE
6189TJ JonesWRND
7229Nate FreeseKBC

Next Game

Thu, August 28, 7:00 PM EDT
Ralph Wilson Stadium
Detroit Lions
at
Buffalo Bills

Schedule

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Sat Aug 9
W 13 - 12CLE
Recap
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Fri Aug 15
L 27 - 26at OAK
Recap
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Fri Aug 22
W 13 - 12JAC
Recap
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7:00 pm EDT
Thu Aug 28
at BUF
7:10 pm EDT
Mon Sep 8
NYG
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 14
at CAR
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 21
GB
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 28
at NYJ
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 5
BUF
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 12
at MIN
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 19
NO
9:30 am EDT
Sun Oct 26
at ATL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 9
MIA
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 16
at ARI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
at NE
12:30 pm EST
Thu Nov 27
CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
TB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 14
MIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
at CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 28
at GB

Standings

NFC
North
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Minnesota1-0-03-0-0
Chicago1-1-02-1-0
Detroit0-0-02-1-0
Green Bay1-0-02-1-0
1409090194
Golden Tate aiming to exploit single coverage
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

New Lions receiver Golden Tate said his production "can be way better" in Detroit than it was in Seattle, reports ESPN.com.

"I was coming from, you gotta think I was in the toughest division with the 49ers, Rams and Cardinals, defensively, with a run-heavy offense and now I'm going to a pass-happy offense where I'm on the same team as the best player in the league, one of the best players in the league who is going to draw a lot of attention, a lot of double coverage, which is going to leave me with a lot of single coverage by a lot of No. 2 and No. 3 cornerbacks," Tate said, referring to Calvin Johnson.

"So mentally I think I should be able to excel and do very well here."

Tate stressed, however, that his main concern is winning and he won't care what his numbers are if the team goes deep in the playoffs.

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1409082574
Reggie Bush back after two days of 'rest'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Lions running back Reggie Bush returned to practice Tuesday after missing the past two days of practice due to "rest," coach Jim Caldwell told ESPN.com. Bush, 29, ripped off an 86-yard touchdown run Friday against the Jaguars.

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Kyle Van Noy likely to miss regular-season opener
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy will see a specialist to get another look at his abdominal injury, the Detroit Free Press reports.

"He’s still under evaluation," Caldwell said Monday. "He’s still got to see the doctors, and the doctors are going to tell him. He’s going to a specialist to take a look at it, and we’ll make a determination, at that point in time, where he is."

Van Noy may require surgery for a sports hernia, and he isn't expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

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Nate Freese wins Lions' kicker battle
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Lions kicker Nate Freese was announced as the team's starting kicker Monday by head coach Jim Caldwell, DetroitLions.com reports.

"Obviously it was a tough competition, it was a very, very difficult decision and Giorgio (Tavecchio) did a nice job," Caldwell said. "I think both guys took this thing on in a professional manner and Nate ended up edging him out. I think they are both very capable guys but as we look at all the factors, Nate was the best one for us at this time."

Freese was able to make a 55-yard field goal attempt off the dirt at O.co Coliseum in the second preseason game, and it was a kick that helped the rookie kicker stand out in the competition.

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1409002457
Lions claim a pair of tight ends
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Lions claimed two tight ends off waivers: Michael Egnew from the Dolphins, and Emil Igwenagu from the Eagles.

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