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December 9, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Connor Barwin lives in the shadows of Philadelphia's skyline with a silhouette of Detroit's skyline etched on his right biceps. His Twitter profile lists two locations: "Detroit, Philadelphia. " The Detroit area is his hometown. Philadelphia is now his home. Barwin is not one who just passes through wherever he's living. The son of a city manager, Barwin yearns to be engaged with a sense of civic pride that is sometimes rare in such a transient industry. He played sports on both sides of 8 Mile Road while growing up around Detroit.
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October 10, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
DOMINIC RAIOLA and Kevin Moen are usually not mentioned in the same breath, nor should they be. One ran over a college band member, while the other ran his mouth at college band members. Moen was a senior defensive back at Cal when he ran over Stanford University trombone player Gary Tyrrell en route to the end zone back in 1982. It has become an iconic moment, so much so that Tyrrell's trombone is on display at the College Football Hall of Fame. Raiola, the Detroit Lions' starting center, reportedly spent part of his pregame routine on Sunday verbally abusing the University of Wisconsin band, which was at Lambeau Field for its annual performance.
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July 15, 1990 | By Victoria K. Grigsby, Special to The Inquirer
Harry Seltzer, 71, a former West Philadelphia football star who went on to play for the Detroit Lions during the 1940s, died Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. Mr. Seltzer, a resident of Cherry Hill for 18 years, grew up in West Philadelphia were he earned the nickname Lighthorse Har while playing football for West Philadelphia High School. In 1935 and 1936, he was named All Public Athlete and later, in 1988, he was inducted into the West Philadelphia High School Hall of Fame.
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January 8, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees led a record-setting offense by throwing for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints poured it on in the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. New Orleans broke the postseason mark for total yards with 626, beating the record set 49 years ago. Brees hit on 33 of 43 passes while throwing for the most yards in a regulation playoff game. He had three completions of at least 40 yards.
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October 23, 2012 | Associated Press
CHICAGO - Jay Cutler threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall and Robbie Gould kicked field goals of 39 and 21 yards as the Bears defeated the Detroit Lions, 13-7, on Monday night. The 5-1 Bears solidified their spot atop the NFC North, while the last-place Lions (2-4) lost for the fourth time in five games. Cutler completed 16 passes in 31 attempts for 150 yards. He also sent a scare through the Bears when, midway through the second quarter, he was slammed to the ground on a sack by Ndamukong Suh. Cutler was on the ground for a few minutes and was attended to by a team trainer before jogging off the field.
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November 23, 2012 | Associated Press
DETROIT - The Houston Texans took advantage of a big mistake by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left in overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after Schwartz broke an NFL rule on a scoring play. Detroit kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field-goal attempt on the fifth possession of the extra period hit the right upright. Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
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October 10, 2012 | Associated Press
ALEX KARRAS was recently released from a California hospital after having kidney failure so he could spend his final days with family. "He may be dying of kidney failure because now his body is catching up to the deterioration of his mind," Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney in a lawsuit against the NFL, told the Associated Press Tuesday afternoon. The 77-year-old former defensive tackle and actor, who was born and raised in Gary, Ind., has been surrounded by his wife and kids at his home in Los Angeles.
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September 26, 2011 | Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - Staring at a 20-0 deficit as they trudged into the Metrodome locker room at halftime, the old Detroit Lions would have started making plans to leave town with yet another loss. In this young season, it is becoming abundantly clear that these are not the same old Lions. Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the second half to help Detroit get to overtime, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal to finish off a 26-23 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
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October 22, 2012
Lions at Bears 8:30 p.m., ESPN Line: Bears by 61/2. The skinny: Hard feelings? Bad blood? The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for the most part did their best to downplay the idea leading into Monday night's game. The Bears (4-1) are trying to solidify their spot at the top of the NFC North, while the last-place Lions (2-3) are trying to jump back into the race. "With anybody in our division, we're not going to like them, and they're not going to like us," Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said.
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August 15, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS
DAVE LLOYD, the Eagles' starting middle linebacker from 1963 to 1970, a rugged, respected player on some mostly bad football teams, died Saturday at his home in Gladewater, Texas. He was 77. Lloyd was drafted out of the University of Georgia by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round in 1959. He played three seasons with the Browns and one with the Detroit Lions before coming to the Eagles in 1963. He wore No. 52 and started every game for the Eagles at middle linebacker from 1963 into the 1970 season, intercepting 14 passes and recovering 10 fumbles.
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May 4, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles needed to wait four hours to make a pick Saturday. They traded their fourth-round pick to the Detroit Lions for a 2016 third-round pick, a move that coach Chip Kelly called a short-term sacrifice for a long-term gain. The Eagles already entered the day without a fifth-round pick, so they needed to wait until the sixth and seventh rounds to complete their draft. They added defensive backs JaCorey Shepherd (Kansas) and Randall Evans (Kansas State) in the sixth round, and defensive lineman Brian Mihalik (Boston College)
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December 12, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles signed safety Jerome Couplin off the Detroit Lions' practice squad to fill the roster spot that opened when they cut Roc Carmichael on Tuesday. Couplin, who is 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, played eight games for the Lions this season and had two tackles. He went undrafted in May out of William and Mary. "Big, tall safety," coach Chip Kelly said. "We think he's got potential. The only way you can get a guy like that is you have to add him to your active roster. " Couplin does not yet have a specific role, and the signing appears to give the Eagles a prospect to evaluate for the future.
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August 15, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS
DAVE LLOYD, the Eagles' starting middle linebacker from 1963 to 1970, a rugged, respected player on some mostly bad football teams, died Saturday at his home in Gladewater, Texas. He was 77. Lloyd was drafted out of the University of Georgia by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round in 1959. He played three seasons with the Browns and one with the Detroit Lions before coming to the Eagles in 1963. He wore No. 52 and started every game for the Eagles at middle linebacker from 1963 into the 1970 season, intercepting 14 passes and recovering 10 fumbles.
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April 20, 2014 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
AS YOU KNOW, if you follow this column, I was aghast when the Sixers pounded those woeful Detroit Pistons, averting the distinction of being the sole possessor of the longest losing streak in NBA history. I thought they would surely lose four or five more games in a row and, at 30 consecutive losses, they would have established a record that would never be broken. What an honor for us! One city having the longest losing streak in both professional basketball and professional baseball (the 1961 Fightins lost 23 straight, still a modern-day record)
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January 16, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ACCORDING TO an ESPN report, Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor's first year with Chip Kelly was also his last. The network said Lazor is expected to become the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator under new coach Jim Caldwell. Lazor, 41, obviously is boosted by the way Nick Foles blossomed. Foles officially became a Pro Bowl quarterback yesterday, after throwing 27 touchdown passes and two interceptions in 10 starts. In Detroit, Lazor will work with another up-and-coming quarterback, Matt Stafford, and also will have the league's most feared weapon, Calvin Johnson.
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December 20, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three days after rushing the ball only eight times, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was outspoken about the role he expects to play in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. "I feel like this game, I need to put the offense on my back," McCoy said Wednesday. "I want to roll, I want to get going. I think me and the guys up front, we've got to set the tone. " This would be a good week to do it. The Bears have the worst rushing defense in the NFL. Chip Kelly's play calling is often matchup-oriented - the Eagles liked their matchup against the Minnesota Vikings cornerbacks, so they emphasized the pass.
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December 11, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles adjusted their game plan to score 34 points despite eight inches of snow in Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions, but coach Chip Kelly said Monday that he did not make any major changes to the offense. "All the other adjustments were just some formation things to get us some surfaces to run at and to get some better double teams," said Kelly, whose Eagles are first in the NFC East, one game ahead of Dallas after Monday night's 45-28 shellacking of the Cowboys by the Bears.
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December 11, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE NFL WAS so impressed by LeSean McCoy's franchise-record 217-yard rushing effort in the snow, it asked him to take a drug test yesterday. Hey, the Hall of Fame got the jersey, cleats and gloves, maybe the league office wanted its souvenir in a cup. Well, no, not exactly. The test was random, had nothing to do with McCoy's performance in Sunday's 34-20 victory over the Detroit Lions, in which he regained the NFL rushing lead, with 1,305 yards on 261 carries. But having to take the test was one of only a couple of things McCoy felt was at all worth mentioning, when a reporter asked him yesterday evening how he'd spent the day after the big day. There were interviews set up over the next few mornings with the usual national networks and shows, handled by McCoy representative Ishmail Kamara.
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December 11, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA A Michigan native who has lived in Philadelphia for two years says he was harassed and beaten unconscious by a group of Eagles fans outside Lincoln Financial Field after the Eagles' 34-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The 33-year-old Center City business owner, who spoke on condition that he not be identified, said a half-dozen men in Eagles gear targeted him - first with snowballs and other projectiles, then with fists and kicks - because of his Lions jersey and ball cap. The man, who lives in Bella Vista with his fiancee, said he was treated at a hospital Monday for a concussion and minor injuries.
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December 11, 2013 | BY DANA DIFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
YOU'D THINK wounded pride might be the only souvenir a Detroit Lions fan would have taken home from Sunday's loss to the Eagles. Instead, Pawel Gorzelewski got blood in his urine and a helluva headache. The Michigan native says he got jumped and beaten unconscious after he left Lincoln Financial Field by a pack of Eagles fans enraged by his Lions sweatshirt. After he came to, he tried to head home - but a turnstile cashier at a subway entrance laughed at him as passing Eagles fans threw trash and snowballs at him, said his fiancee, Julie DiLeo.
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