John Kreger


Lions final report card -- 2012: Solid stats don't mitigate subpar record

Throughout their 4-12 season, the Lions maintained they were a far better team than their record indicated. Statistically, they're right. Detroit ranked in the middle to upper part of the NFL in several key categories that proved it possessed the talent to win.

Lions staff to coach South team in Senior Bowl

Lions coach Jim Schwartz and his staff will coach a team in the Senior Bowl for the second time in four years.

GM Martin Mayhew: Lions prepared to make major roster changes

After Detroit's 10-6 season in 2011, GM Martin Mayhew used the limited salary cap space he had to ensure that the core of the Lions team that earned the franchise's first playoff berth this century remained intact. One year later, Mayhew isn't happy with what he calls a "disappointing" 4-12 record. That means several players could be looking for work.

Lions highlights, lowlights 2012

Lions WR Calvin Johnson was incredible in 2012, but beyond Megatron, there wasn't a lot to cheer about this season in Detroit.

Lions 2013 schedule: Most tough games at home

When the Lions begin their push to return to the playoffs in 2013, they'll do so with a helping hand from the NFL's schedule makers.

Lions' MVPs 2012: Calvin Johnson adds another honor

The mantra of most Lions' players during the team's season-ending eight game losing streak was that any individual success they achieved was bittersweet because of the team's unfulfilled 2012 expectations. That said, there were several players whose individual performances during the year made them worthy of consideration for RapidReports postseason honors.

Jim Schwartz: Troubled WR Titus Young could return to Lions

Coach Jim Schwartz keeps door open for troubled WR Titus Young to return. But Young has a lot of fence-mending to do, starting with his teammates.

Lions part ways with three position coaches

Detroit coach Jim Schwartz will return next season, but after a 4-12 season, the Lions are making numerous personnel changes.

Lions Report Card: Self-inflicted wounds prove fatal in season finale

The Lions ended a 4-12 season with a loss to the Bears.

Postgame analysis: Bears 26, Lions 24

Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith didn't try to cast his team's 26-24 win over the Lions at Ford Field on Sunday as anything more than what it was -- a game that kept his team's slim playoff hopes alive. Those hopes died later in the afternoon when the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 37-34 and knocked the Bears out.

Lions inactives vs. Bears

Lions inactives for Sunday's game against the Bears include RB Kevin Smith and CB Drayton Florence.

Bears inactives vs. Lions

LB Brian Urlacher and RB Armando Allen are among Chicago's inactives for its game against Detroit.

Report: Lions promote DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen to active roster

It's been over two years since Lions DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen played in the only game of his NFL career, but he could get the chance to double that total Sunday against the Bears thanks to another D-line injury for Detroit.

Lions Game Preview vs. Bears: Analysis, prediction, TV info

Sunday's game may technically be a part of the 2012 season, but the Lions should view their season finale against the Bears strictly as a preamble to 2013.

Lions Notebook: Stefan Logan ousted as Detroit's return man

When Lions' KR Stefan Logan took a knee at his own 4-yard line on a punt that followed a safety late in Detroit's Week 16 loss to Atlanta, referee Gene Steratore told the Ford Field crowd that Logan had surrendered himself on the return. As it turns out, Logan didn't just surrender himself on the play. He also surrendered his job.

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