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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)

Schedule

Sun Sep 8
W 34 - 24MIN
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Sun Sep 15
L 25 - 21at ARI
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Sun Sep 22
W 27 - 20at WAS
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Sun Sep 29
W 40 - 32CHI
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Sun Oct 6
L 22 - 9at GB
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Sun Oct 13
W 31 - 17at CLE
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Sun Oct 20
L 27 - 24CIN
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Sun Oct 27
W 31 - 30DAL
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Sun Nov 10
W 21 - 19at CHI
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Sun Nov 17
L 37 - 27at PIT
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Sun Nov 24
L 24 - 21TB
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Thu Nov 28
W 40 - 10GB
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Sun Dec 8
L 34 - 20at PHI
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Mon Dec 16
L 18 - 16BAL
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Sun Dec 22
L 23 - 20NYG
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Sun Dec 29
L 14 - 13at MIN
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Standings

NFC
South
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Carolina9-3-012-4-0
New Orleans9-3-011-5-0
Atlanta3-9-04-12-0
Tampa Bay2-10-04-12-0
NFC
North
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Green Bay6-5-18-7-1
Chicago4-8-08-8-0
Detroit6-6-07-9-0
Minnesota4-7-15-10-1
NFC
West
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Seattle10-2-013-3-0
San Francisco9-3-012-4-0
Arizona6-6-010-6-0
St. Louis4-8-07-9-0
NFC
East
CONF
W-L-T
Overall
W-L-T
Philadelphia9-3-010-6-0
Dallas7-5-08-8-0
New York6-6-07-9-0
Washington1-11-03-13-0
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Lions add pair of cornerbacks
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Lions have signed free agent cornerbacks Aaron Hester and Nate Ness, the team announced Monday. Hester was signed by the Broncos as an undrafted free agent last year. Ness last played in the NFL in 2011 with the Rams. 

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Golden Tate loves role in his new offense
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

New Lions receiver Golden Tate thinks the offense he's going into this season will "fit better for me as a player than Seattle's did." Tate told the official team website that he's watched film on the Saints offense, which is what the playbook is based off of, and thinks of himself as a Lance Moore-type player with more explosion

As the website noted, Moore caught at least 50 passes and six scores in four of the five years he played at least 14 games with New Orleans. Both of those numbers should be attainable for Tate in Motown. 

Ultimately, Tate is excited about fitting his skills in with what's being asked of him. 

"Here we have our rules, initially, to learn the offense, but at the end of the day you have to play football," Tate said. "I think that's what I do best. Just finding ways to get open. Although a route is supposed to be at 15 yards, sometimes you're going to get pressed and your mental clock tells you to break it down to 12 (yards) and it'll time up correctly. I'm a mental clock kind of guy. In some instances it's going to be backyard football, find the hole and make a play, make a guy miss and go score with it. I see my game really fitting into this offense really well."

Tate has emerged into one of this year's hottest breakout candidates and a borderline No. 2 Fantasy receiver. Expect him to get taken between Rounds 5 and 7 depending on league size and scoring. 

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Lombardi: Expect split for Reggie Bush, Joique Bell
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

It continues to appear that the Lions will use more of Joique Bell and less of Reggie Bush in 2014, reports the Detroit Free Press.

New Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi on Monday said both running backs have the chance to play a lot.

"I see these guys kind of having a split role and both being very productive," Lombardi said.

Both Bush and Bell totaled over 1,100 yards last year, with Bush getting 1,006 rush yards and 506 receiving yards. Bell had 650 rush yards and 547 receiving yards. Both had over 50 catches. 

Bell did his damage on 166 carries while Bush had 223.

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Rashean Mathis to stay with the Lions
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Lions with sign veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis to a one-year deal, ESPN reported Monday. Mathis started 13 games last year for the Lions. 

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Lions snag DE Kourtnei Brown
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

After he was released by the Bills the Lions claimed defensive end Kourtnei Brown off waivers.

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