Ryan Mathews is the Senior Editor for Pride of Detroit and has been with the site since the 2015 season. He's been watching the Lions play football since they called the Pontiac Silverdome their home. An alumnus of Oakland University, he teaches. When he's not teaching, Ryan is working on living. He lives with his wife, Amanda, their three kids, and their very good boy, Goose, in the lower parts of Genesee County.
Which Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff game will provide the most excitement?
Of the three games on today’s slate, which game has piqued your interest?
Sorry, Detroit: Sauce Gardner, not Aidan Hutchinson, should be DRoY
Aidan Hutchinson had an incredible season, and the Lions have every reason to be thrilled with the player they picked second overall. Sauce Gardner’s season was just better.
PFF stats: Hutchinson caps tremendous rookie season with dominant performance
Despite the playoffs being off the table, the Lions still took care of business in Green Bay. Here are some key numbers from Detroit’s ninth win of the 2022 season.
What do you need to see from Lions on ‘Sunday Night Football’?
It’s the biggest game of the year, regardless of what happens in Seattle—and it might even be our last time seeing these Lions until next season.
Scouting report: Breaking down the Packers’ biggest strengths, weaknesses
The Packers may seem different, but it’s some pretty fundamental aspects of football that has them sitting at .500 heading into Week 18’s game for the playoffs.
Open thread: Is this season a letdown if the Detroit Lions miss playoffs?
After Detroit’s surge to relevance after starting the season 1-6, do the Lions need to make the playoffs to avoid a letdown of a season?
Scouting report: Why the Chicago Bears are losing despite Justin Fields’ success
The Chicago Bears have one of the league’s most dynamic players in Justin Fields, and it’s up to the Detroit Lions to not let Fields snuff out their bid for the playoffs.
Lions-Panthers key PFF stats: Carolina runs wild on Detroit’s playoff hopes
Detroit had a performance they’ll need to forget in a hurry against Carolina, and here are the numbers to show just how ugly it got on Christmas Eve.
Lions Week 16 scouting report: The Panthers have playoff hopes, too
For the Carolina Panthers, 2022 has been a season of change, yet, despite a 5-9 record, they remain in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs.