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Lions and Life After Suh

A year ago the Lions rode Matthew Stafford’s late-game heroics and a dominating defense to the playoffs. Stafford and a potentially high-powered offense return, but Detroit’s defense is in deep trouble after losing the one man who made them go against the run and the pass

No. 76: Connor Cook

As with Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota last year, QB-hungry NFL teams will keep a close eye on Michigan State’s pro-ready quarterback, the early front-runner to be the first QB taken in the 2016 draft

The Wild-Card Mailbag

The Detroit-Dallas game shined a spotlight on a penalty loophole the NFL needs to close. Plus answering reader questions about how playoff refs get assigned, the reality of postseason expansion and whether Tony Romo got too much credit

This Play Didn't Decide The Game

Lions fans, it's time to accept the truth: The non-call was probably correct. And even if it wasn't, Detroit didn't do enough to beat the Cowboys anyway

Week 11 Twitter Mailbag

Can Drew Stanton lead the Cardinals to the Super Bowl? What's wrong with the offenses in Detroit, Carolina and Washington? And who is the Oakland Raiders' next coach? Peter King answers your Twitter questions

Don’t Count Out the Cards

The NFC’s best team lost its starting quarterback Sunday, but Arizona isn’t feeling sorry for itself in the least. Plus, inside Detroit's remarkable turnaround, an unlikely hero helps the Jets topple Big Ben, and more from Week 10

Manning's TD Record: Who Could Break It?

Unbreakable? Maybe not. Here are the six players who have the best chance to one day surpass Manning as the NFL's career leader in touchdown passes

Lions Report: Tall Order

Detroit is showing off its corps of towering pass-catchers, but little Golden Tate may end up being the key to survival in the rough NFC North

Lions Preview: Is This Just Fantasy?

The Lions have piled up gaudy individual statistics in recent seasons. Can a new coaching staff make that translate to wins?

The Stories of 2013, Off the Field

From the concussion settlement to a high-profile murder, there was plenty for the league, front offices, agents and players to contend with beyond the gridiron

The Miseducation of Matthew Stafford

The quarterback and his coach, Jim Schwartz, have been the two primary targets of blame for Detroit's struggles. Schwartz's future with the Lions may be nonexistent, but it's not too late for Stafford—but only if he learns some key lessons

A Whiteout in Week 14

Photographer Al Tielemans didn’t bargain for a blizzard when he went to Philly to shoot Lions-Eagles. But poor conditions can sometimes offer rich results

Sunday Slate: Analyzing Week 14 Matchups

It should be no surprise: defense will tell the story when the Seahawks and 49ers battle by the Bay. Plus, how the Cowboys should utilize Dez Bryant against the Bears and why the Eagles could have a big day against the Lions

A Football Feast

Thanksgiving offers NFL fans the opportunity to sit on the couch and not move for 12 hours, with Packers-Lions, Raiders-Cowboys and Steelers-Ravens all on the docket. Who has the edge in each matchup? Here's a complete breakdown

The Bears’ Big Decision

Jay Cutler’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2013 season. Will the Chicago Bears bring back the franchise quarterback or let him loose in free agency? The answer is somewhere in the middle

Flagged as Contenders

A game up on the Bears and Packers, the Lions control their own destiny in the NFC North. It will all come down to their defensive line, and keeping their emotions in check ... plus, Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick in the pocket, a preseason pick that wasn't horrendous, the A.J. Green-Joe Haden rematch and words I never expected to hear going into Week 11

A Blown Opportunity

Unable to get a game-clinching first down late in the fourth quarter, the Cowboys opened the door for Matthew Stafford to drive the Lions 80 yards in 50 seconds for the winning TD. That's of little consolation to Jakar Hamilton, the practice squad safety who got burnt twice in the final minute

Matthew Stafford Comes of Age

Sometimes you just feel it. And on Sunday, staring a loss in the face, the QB felt it, leading the Lions to an inexplicable victory and growing up a lot in the process. Plus, more of my thoughts from an offense-heavy Week 8

That New Motown Sound

I called for a more diverse Lions offense, and with Reggie Bush in the fold, that's exactly what we're getting. The result? A potent attack that makes Detroit one of the league's most intriguing attacks

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