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Lions vs. Falcons preview: Preseason Week 1 expectations for the rookies

The preseason is the first of many tests for the Lions’ 2022 rookie class. Expectations are high, and the season kicks off with the Atlanta Falcons coming to town.

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Lions-Falcons bold prediction: Detroit’s defense starts Year 2 with a bang

How much chemistry will we see from the Detroit Lions defense in their first preseason game and will it be enough to stop the Atlanta Falcons offense?

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Lions updated depth chart: Pre-season Game 1 vs Falcons

An updated 2022 Detroit Lions depth chart based on what we have seen at training camp practices.

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Lions vs. Falcons injury updates: Who will, won’t play in preseason Week 1

With no official injury reports this week, we estimate which Detroit Lions will play and will sit vs. the Atlanta Falcons.

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Notes: ‘Hard Knocks’ hype—are people too high on the Lions?

Has the excitement of Hard Knocks caused folks to expect too much from Detroit?

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How to watch Lions vs. Falcons: Kickoff time, TV channel, online streaming

Everything you need to know about how to watch the Detroit Lions’ preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Lions vs. Falcons preview: 8 players to watch in the preseason opener

Here are eight players to keep an eye on during the Detroit Lions’ preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.

Friday open thread: Should sports teams retire jersey numbers?

With rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams changing jersey numbers this week, it felt like a good time to open up this can of worms.

Detroit Lions rule out Jameson Williams for Week 1 of regular season

Jameson Williams is a candidate to start the year on the NFI list, and Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes has already ruled him out for Week 1.

Brian Westbrook: Duce Staley will ‘no doubt’ be a successful NFL head coach

Duce Staley’s former teammates knew he would go on to be a perfect NFL coach one day, and thinks he’s destined for greatness.

Detroit Lions preseason Week 1 survey: Are you confident in the direction of the team?

Are you feeling good about the way the Detroit Lions are being led by Dan Campbell and Brad Holmes?

Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons preseason Week 1 preview: Biggest storylines to watch

We break down the biggest storylines and questions to answer in our Lions vs. Falcons preseason Week 1 preview podcast.

Open thread: Who should be the Lions kick returner?

There are basically two schools of thought.

Notes: Detroit Lions among unluckiest teams in 2021

Not that we needed much of a reminder, but the Lions were not one of the luckier teams in 2021. Just how unlucky were they? Ty Schalter of FiveThirtyEight breaks it down.

Camp Day 13 observations: Aidan Hutchinson showing he can be a late-game weapon

In Wednesday’s training camp practice, Aidan Hutchinson showed why he could be extremely valuable to the Detroit Lions—especially in late-game scenarios.

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Jameson Williams changing jersey number to 9 after asking Matthew Stafford

If anyone can pull it off, it’s probably Jameson.

Detroit Lions Day 13 training camp live updates

We’re providing live updates from the Detroit Lions’ final open practice in training camp.

Lions fantasy football & odds analysis

Top 10 quotes from Detroit Lions ‘Hard Knocks’, episode 1

Here are the best quotes and moment from episode 1 of Detroit Lions "Hard Knocks".

What we learned from Lions Hard Knocks Lions episode 1

Singing, angry love, Campbell-isms and heavy metal

Open thread: What was your favorite part of the Hard Knocks premiere?

There are so many moments to choose from.

What Just Happened? Detroit Lions ‘Hard Knocks’ episode 1

A collection of thoughts on the Detroit Lions' first episode of HBO’s "Hard Knocks".

Detroit Lions release first unofficial depth chart of the 2022 season

Let’s take a look at the Detroit Lions’ first unofficial 2022 depth chart and compare it to what we are seeing on the field during training camp.

How to watch Detroit Lions Hard Knocks episode 1: Air time, online streaming, aftershow

TV time, online streaming options and aftershow information for the debut of Detroit Lions Hard Knocks.

Detroit Lions training camp Day 12 observations: Jared Goff continues to impress

Jared Goff and the offense continue to soar at Detroit Lions training camp.

The Pride Of Detroit Lions FanShop

Yes, we finally have a POD shop!

VIDEO: ‘Hard Knocks’ episode 1 preview: Aaron Glenn, Duce Staley mix it up

"I truly love him," Duce Staley said of Aaron Glenn in the HBO preview, "but I want to (expletive) him up between the lines."

New roster rule could impact Detroit Lions' decisions during roster cutdowns

This past offseason, the NFL made several changes to how teams can use the PUP/NFI lists and the Detroit Lions are considering using them during the roster reduction phase.

Levi Onwuzurike still dealing with back injury, expected to be ready by Week 1

Onwuzurike continues to miss significant training camp time due to a recurring back injury, but Dan Campbell downplayed its seriousness.

8 things we’re watching for on the 1st episode of Detroit Lions Hard Knocks

The premiere of Detroit Lions Hard Knocks is Tuesday night. Here’s what we’re hoping to see.

2022 Detroit Lions Name Bracket Tournament: Round 2, Part 1

The tournament for the Detroit Lions’ best name on the roster continues, and the voting get tougher!

Detroit Lions training camp Day 12 live updates

The fans are back at Allen Park, which means we can provide live updates from Tuesday's Detroit Lions training camp practice again.

Lions bubble watch Week 3: Players trending up, down on defense

A closer look at the players on the Detroit Lions’ defensive roster bubble who have helped and hurt their case after two weeks of training camp.

Notes: Lions drop surprise ‘Inside the Den’ video, including full Jamaal Williams speech

The Lions dropped their own training camp documentary series, giving a behind-the-scenes look at Hard Knocks, and even more on-field moments. .

What are you excited to see on the Lions Hard Knocks premiere?

With Hard Knocks premiering on Tuesday night, what are most excited to see from the Detroit Lions?

Training camp Day 11 observations: WRs continue dominance

The Detroit Lions defensive backs did not have any answers for the wide receivers on Monday.

Video: Jamaal Williams’ emotional leadership style on display in ‘Hard Knocks’ teaser

Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams’ transformation into a competitive, emotional leader was on full display in the latest "Hard Knocks" teaser video.

Detroit Lions plan to play starters for 1 quarter vs. Falcons in preseason opener

We will see the Detroit Lions starters for around a quarter during the team’s preseason opener on Friday.

Lions sign OT Kendall Lamm; Zein Obeid becomes 4th Lion to retire

The Detroit Lions have added veteran offensive tackle Kendall Lamm to compete for a reserve spot along their offensive line.

Detroit Lions jump 21 spots in ESPN’s rankings of under-25-year-old talent

With their roster ranking top-10 in under-25 talent, the Detroit Lions’ youth movement is starting to get some national attention.

Jared Goff’s confidence looks to be back in full swing

Goff looks different

Week 3 bubble watch: Players trending up, down on offense

A closer look at the Detroit Lions roster bubble on offense, and which players have helped—or hurt—their cases.