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Reports: Cliff Avril, Seahawks agree to terms

It looks like the Detroit Lions will lose Cliff Avril to the Seattle Seahawks. NFL Network's Albert Breer reported that the five-year defensive end was on his way to visit with the Seahawks, then later said he's actually signing there. Terms of the deal, reportedly at two years, have not been disclosed.


Detroit's Johnson breaks NFL record

In a mega moment for the man called Megatron, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's single-season record for receiving yards Saturday night against the Atlanta Falcons.


Texans playing Lions for a spot in the playoffs

The Houston Texans have put themselves in a position to be the NFL's first team to seal a spot in the playoffs and to move a step closer toward earning home-field advantage in the AFC....


Giants beat Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings for sweep

San Francisco Giants

Smart pitching. Clutch hitting. Sharp fielding. Plus an MVP Panda. All the right elements for a sweet World Series sweep for the San Francisco Giants. Nearly knocked out in the playoffs time and time again, and finally pressed by the Detroit Tigers in Game 4, Pablo Sandoval and the Giants clinched their second title in three seasons Sunday night.


Lions great, Hollywood star Alex Karras dies

For Pro Football Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders, the stories and memories of his late teammate Alex Karras will never go away. They’ve always made Sanders smile. They’ll always make him laugh. “Alex was really a gentleman inside, but he had that aura about him that said he had to be tough,” Sanders said. “It’s sad that we talk about it at this particular time, but it’s good to remember.”


PFT: Titans' 44-41 OT win as thrilling as it sounds


If the late NFL Films President Steve Sabol is up there in the great editing room in the sky, he’s having a wonderful time preparing to put together the highlights of today’s Lions-Titans game, and he’s writing an amazing script for the late NFL Films “Voice of God” narrator, John Facenda. Because today’s Lions-Titans game had everything that NFL Films has always celebrated — everything we love about football.


49ers cage Lions, leave little doubt about NFC's best

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco's stingy defense denied Matthew Stafford another milestone, Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and the 49ers beat the Detroit Lions 27-19 on Sunday night in a September showdown of NFC powers.


PFT: Lions give Johnson biggest contract in NFL history

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson is getting paid. The Lions are giving him a seven-year, $132 million extension, with $60 million guaranteed.


Saints open playoffs with 45-28 win over Lions

Record-shattering Drew Brees threw 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. Brees hit on 33 of 43 passes while throwing for the most yards in a regulation playoff game. He highlighted his night with three completions of at least 40 yards.


Surging Lions beat Bears 24-13 and improve to 5-0

Detroit Lions fans counted down the final seconds - as if it was New Year's Eve - when the franchise finished its first Monday night game in a decade....


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