December 9, 2013 |
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.
May 4, 2016 |
The Eagles released safety Jerome Couplin and wide receiver Freddie Martino on Monday. Couplin, 24, was signed by the Eagles off the Detroit Lions' practice squad in December 2014. He made eight appearances last year before he suffered a shoulder injury in November and landed on injured reserve. Martino, 24, appeared in one game in 2014 with the Atlanta Falcons. He signed with the Eagles in August 2015 and was on the practice squad. - Marc Narducci
October 10, 2013 |
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.
July 15, 1990 |
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.
January 8, 2012 |
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.
October 23, 2012 |
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.
November 23, 2012 |
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.
October 10, 2012 |
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.
September 26, 2011 |
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.
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.