Is it a stretch to think the Minnesota Vikings could have the best defense in the division by the middle of this season, if not sooner?
Pro Football Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders died Thursday at age 68. The former Lions tight end had been diagnosed with cancer in November.
Brett Favre is a future Hall of Famer, and Aaron Rodgers looks to be on the same path. Which Green Bay signal-caller would you prefer to have?
Youth welcomed on Lions' offensive line
The Detroit Lions figure to improve both their run and pass blocking by replacing their two oldest offensive linemen. Offenses built for future (Insider)
Stafford needs to beat good teams on the road, something he hasn't done in his career.
ESPN's NFL Nation reporters discuss the hot topics in video form regarding each of their teams, including Cam Newton, RG III and Carson Palmer.
After a season in which the Lions returned to the playoffs, wide receiver Golden Tate says it's time for his team to become a consistent winner and begin to shake its "same old Lions" stigma.
Aaron Schatz uses Football Outsiders' snap-weighted age metric to determine which offenses are getting younger and rebuilding with an eye toward the future.
Future Power Rankings: Lions no. 12
Detroit made positive coaching changes with the hiring of Jim Caldwell, but our experts see the Lions having difficulty replicating last year's defensive success without DT Ndamukong Suh. Future Power Rankings (Insider)
Louis Riddick, John Clayton and Mike Sando team up to rank every NFL team based on which are best positioned to be successful for the long haul.
Lions fan with laser pointer fined
An 18-year-old from West Bloomfield, Mich., has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and a $235 fine for using a laser pointer during a Lions-Bills game to distract Bills players. Marko Beslach, who had boasted on Twitter about the pointer, has also been banned from Ford Field.
The Green Bay Packers have won the NFC North four consecutive years. What will it take for them to be supplanted as division champ?
The Chicago Bears were No. 30 in total defense last year. What followed was an overhaul of the coaching staff and the addition of several new players.
Also answering questions on Detroit tight ends, the backup quarterback battle and more.
Wouldn't want to crash into this guy
Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh is taking in the action at Sonoma Raceway. Suh has been at NASCAR events in the past, including at Michigan International Speedway during his time with the Lions.
Team will likely need to win the NFC North and get improved play from the offense to make a deep postseason run.
With Adrian Peterson back, what kind of a challenge does the Minnesota Vikings' offense pose for the defenses in the rest of the division?
Abdullah's game-winning play for Nebraska against McNeese State is a nominee for best play.
To make a jump from a promising starter to a lockdown corner in his third season, the Detroit Lions' Darius Slay is studying the NFL's best.
Stories told include a reference to how the quarterback said he never wanted to get married, a la George Clooney.
While the Lions made offseason additions, it still left them with some players who are not commonly known other than Haloti Ngata and Ezekiel Ansah.
Today's NFC North Q&A has division writers discussing which Green Bay Packers wide receiver -- Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb -- is superior.
Lions: Michael Rothstein assigns letter grade to team's offseason; identifies best move (Suh) and riskiest move (D-line)
Young backs already rolling
Even with top prospect Todd Gurley still on the mend, the 2015 running back class looks promising. Melvin Gordon is off to a strong start with the Chargers, while second-rounders Ameer Abdullah and T.J. Yeldon are impressing coaches with the Lions and Jags, respectively. Clayton: 10 things we learned from OTAs
Lions vs Jets
Ford Field - Thu 8/13