Detroit Lions

2nd NFC North (7-6-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 21 (21) Davis, Jarrad LB 
Rd 2, Pick 21 (53) Tabor, Teez CB 
Rd 3, Pick 32 (96) Golladay, Kenny WR 
Rd 4, Pick 18 (124) Reeves-Maybin, Jalen LB 
Rd 4, Pick 21 (127) Roberts, Michael TE 
Rd 5, Pick 21 (165) Agnew, Jamal CB 
Rd 6, Pick 21 (205) Ledbetter, Jeremiah DE 
Rd 6, Pick 32 (215) Kaaya, Brad QB 
Rd 7, Pick 32 (250) O'Connor, Pat DE 
Scoreboard more
Raymond James Stadium - Wk 14 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 7 7 7 3 24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 0 0 14 21
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Thu, Nov 23 Minnesota 23-30   L
13 Sun, Dec 03 @ Baltimore 20-44   L
14 Sun, Dec 10 @ Tampa Bay 24-21   W
15 Sat, Dec 16 Chicago 4:30 PM ET
16 Sun, Dec 24 @ Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET
17 Sun, Dec 31 Green Bay 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
T.J. Lang (G) Q - Foot
Jamal Agnew (CB) Q - Knee
Cornelius Washington (DE) Q - Shoulder
Ezekiel Ansah (DE) Q - Ankle
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Matthew Stafford 468 307 3683 23
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Ameer Abdullah 150 505 3.4 3
Theo Riddick 64 211 3.3 3
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Marvin Jones 51 885 17.4 8
Golden Tate 79 852 10.8 4
Eric Ebron 42 449 10.7 2
Theo Riddick 45 397 8.8 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/9 Rolan Milligan (DB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
12/5 Leo Koloamatangi (C) Practice Squad (practice squad).
12/5 Stefan McClure (DB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
12/1 Leo Koloamatangi (C) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Minnesota 10 3 0 .769
Detroit 7 6 0 .538
Green Bay 7 6 0 .538
Chicago 4 9 0 .308

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 60-49

Postseason: 2-4

Experience: 6

Career record: 62-53

The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell to replace the fired Jim Schwartz as head coach.

Caldwell was previously head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-11, taking that team to Super Bowl XLIV after the 2009 season. Most recently he was the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator, a post he assumed late in the 2012 season, replacing the fired Cam Cameron. The Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl, with Caldwell -- who was Baltimore's QB coach before becoming OC --receiving a lot of credit for the outstanding play of quarterback Joe Flacco.

Caldwell became the Colts coach following the retirement of Tony Dungy on January 12, 2009. Caldwell had served with Indianapolis since 2002. He spent the first three seasons as quarterbacks coach before earning the expanded title of assistant head coach prior to the 2005 season.


Caldwell joined Indianapolis from Tampa Bay, where he served in the same capacity during the 2001 season. Caldwell has more than 20 years of collegiate experience. Caldwell spent 1993-2000 as head coach at Wake Forest. In 1999, Caldwell led the school to its first winning season and bowl game since 1992. Wake Forest defeated Arizona State, 23-3, in the Aloha Bowl. During Caldwell's tenure, Wake Forest ranked among the nation's Top 25 teams in passing offense on four different occasions, including 10th in the NCAA in 1995. That season, quarterback Rusty LaRue established seven NCAA passing records.


Caldwell served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois (1978-80), Northwestern (1981), Colorado (1982-84), Louisville (1985) and Penn State (1986-92). Caldwell joined Penn State as wide receivers coach. He then coached quarterbacks the following season and added passing game coordinator responsibilities in 1988. At Penn State, Caldwell tutored quarterback Kerry Collins, who went on to win the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top college quarterback and the Maxwell Award as the nation's most outstanding player. Caldwell has coached in six bowl games and won a national championship with Penn State in 1986. In addition to serving on Joe Paterno's staff that won a national championship, Caldwell tutored under three other coaches who won collegiate titles (Rey Dempsey, Southern Illinois; Bill McCartney, Colorado; Howard Schnellenberger, Louisville).


 Caldwell was a four-year starter as a defensive back at Iowa and worked as a graduate assistant for the Hawkeyes in 1977.


 Caldwell was born on January 16, 1955 in Beloit, Wis. He and his wife, Cheryl, have four children: Jimmy, Jermaine, Jared and Natalie.

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Team Profiles

  1. Published: Dec. 10, 2017 at 04:21 p.m.

    Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater drills go-ahead field goal with 25 seconds left in the game.

  2. Published: Dec. 10, 2017 at 04:03 p.m.

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate brings in 24-yard pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford.

  3. Published: Dec. 10, 2017 at 03:23 p.m.

    Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick evades defenders rushes for 18-yard touchdown.

  4. Published: Dec. 10, 2017 at 03:21 p.m.

    Detroit Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis sacks Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston, strips ball, and the Lions recover the fumble.

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