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A Quarterback Crumbles

Matthew Stafford has face-planted in 2015. With the season on the verge of being lost, the pressure—figuratively and literally—is on the Lions’ franchise QB

Debacle in Detroit

How have the Lions gone from playoff team to, through five weeks, the NFL’s worst? It’s the players, of course

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

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

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

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