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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
0-6-0 3-14-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 125 1.5 1 1 0

Top Alex Anzalone News

  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Agrees to extension

    The Lions re-signed Anzalone to a three-year, $18.75 million contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    After racking up a career-high 125 tackles this past season, Anzalone has seemingly earned himself a few more years as Detroit's starting middle linebacker following Monday's signing. The 28-year-old was also made available for all 17 games in 2023.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Totals 125 tackles in 2022

    Anzalone recorded 125 tackles with 1.5 sacks, five pass breakups, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery over 17 games in 2023.

    In his second season as a centerpiece of the Detroit defense, Anzalone blew past the previous career high in tackles (78) he set last year. While his floor was relatively high as an IDP option considering he never dipped lower than five tackles in any game, Anzalone never showcased the ceiling to make him an elite fantasy option. Now set to hit free agency, Anzalone is far from certain to return to a Detroit defense that struck gold last spring in the form of two late-round rookie linebackers -- including a possible replacement at middle linebacker in Malcolm Rodriguez.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Leading tackler in easy win

    Anzalone recorded seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 41-10 victory versus the Bears.

    Anzalone finished as the Lions' leading tackler despite playing a season-low 73 percent of defensive snaps Week 17. However, the 28-year-old linebacker still played the third-most snaps of any Detroit defender in this lopsided win. Anzalone leads the team in tackles with a career-high 117 while playing every game this season, and he'll likely need to continue racking up tackles in order to help slow down Green Bay's rushing offense Week 18.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Ties game-high nine stops

    Anzalone recorded nine tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's 34-23 win over the Vikings.

    Anzalone served as Detroit's leading tackler while playing all but two defensive snaps Sunday versus Minnesota. The 28-year-old now has 99 stops across 13 game appearances this season, and he'll look to replicate this performance in the Week 15 matchup against the Jets.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Picks off first pass

    Anzalone recorded nine tackles and one interception in Thursday's 28-25 loss to Buffalo.

    Anzalone was on the field for every defensive snap and paced the Lions in tackles. He also recorded his first interception of the season, halting a promising drive for the Bills early in the third quarter. For the season, Anzalone now has 86 tackles with 1.5 sacks and four passes defended across 11 games.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Racks up 10 tackles

    Anzalone amassed 10 tackles (six solo), one pass deflection and one forced fumble in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Bears.

    Anzalone finished with double-digit tackles for the first time since Week 3 against Minnesota, and he was on the field for 57 defensive snaps (98 percent). He also recorded his third pass deflection and first forced fumble of the season through nine games.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Seven stops again Sunday

    Anzalone recorded seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 31-27 loss to Miami.

    Anzalone tied with rookie linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez for the Lions' second-most tackles in this contest. The veteran also played at least 90 percent of his team's defensive snaps for the fifth time in seven contests this season, and he's currently on pace to set a new career high for tackles.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Seven tackles Week 7

    Anzalone logged seven tackles and a half sack during Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Cowboys.

    Anzalone tallied all of his tackles while playing 89 percent of Detroit's defensive snaps in this loss. The 28-year-old has now recorded at least six stops in every game so far this season. Anzalone could stand to put up another consistent stat line against Miami's prolific offense this Sunday.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Eight stops in loss

    Anzalone recorded eight tackles (five solo) and one pass defense during Sunday's 29-0 loss to the Patriots.

    Anzalone has recored at least six tackles in each game this season, totaling 40 stops through five games. Across 14 appearances last year, the veteran linebacker set career highs in tackles (78) and pass defenses (seven), but he appears on his way to topping those numbers during his second campaign with Detroit.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Sets team-high 10 tackles Sunday

    Anzalone recorded 10 tackles (nine solo) and one sack during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Vikings.

    Anzalone played 99 percent of Detroit's defensive snaps Sunday against Minnesota, but he continues to have a nose for where the ball is going to end up, as he now has 25 tackles through the team's first three contests. He'll look to make an impact in Week 4 when the Lions host the Seahawks on Sunday.

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  • Lions' Alex Anzalone: Nine tackles against Eagles

    Anzalone recorded nine tackles with one tackle for loss during Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Eagles.

    Anzalone put together a productive regular-season opener after averaging 6.5 tackles per game when healthy last season. Given the lack of depth Detroit has at linebacker, he should continue to see plenty of playing time at middle linebacker.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Reading, PA
Age: 28
School: Florida
Experience: 7