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Business of Football
The Stories of 2013, Off the Field
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
By Andrew Brandt
Weekend Notes
The Miseducation of Matthew Stafford
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
By Greg A. Bedard
My Best Shot
A Whiteout in Week 14
The Week 14 Whiteout
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
By Emily Kaplan
Deep Dive
Sunday Slate: Analyzing Week 14 Matchups
Analyzing Week 14
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
By Andy Benoit
Deep Dive
A Football Feast
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
By Andy Benoit
Business of Football
The Bears’ Big Decision
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
By Andrew Brandt
Weekend Notes
Flagged as Contenders
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
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
A Blown Opportunity
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
By Robert Klemko
Monday Morning Quarterback
Matthew Stafford Comes of Age
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
By Peter King
Deep Dive
That New Motown Sound
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
By Andy Benoit