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Dominic Raiola dives at Patriots DT’s knees because he’s a jerk (VIDEO)

Dominic Raiola took matters into his own hands Sunday as he dove into Patrios defensive lineman Zach Moore’s knees after the final play.  You see, Raiola was mad that the Patriots are better at football than the Lions.  More specifically, he was angry that the Pats scored with under two minutes left when they were already up 27-9.  And even more specifically, Raiola did it because he’s an a-hole.
Did the Patriots have to score the last touchdown?  Absolutely not.  I won’t dispute that.  But, a rookie defensive lineman (Zach Moore) didn’t make that call.  Go ahead and rip Bill Belichick in the media.  Take out Belichick’s knees.  As though a no-namer’s knees will make Belichick not run up the score next time.
I would say Raiola is better than this, but I’d be lying.  It isn’t his first (or fourth) time acting like a fool and my money is on it not being his last.
Goodell should have stay home from the Thanksgiving game.

[Zach Heilprin]

Dominic Raiola dives at Zach Moore’s knees on last play of game (Video)

Dominic Raiola was not happy about the New England Patriots running up the score in a 34-6 win on Sunday, so he retaliated by committing a dirty play. The longtime Lions center dove at Zach Moore’s knees on the last play of the game — a kneel down by Matt Stafford — and said he…Read More

Raiola takes a cheap shot at the end of the game because the Patriots ‘ran up the score’

At the conclusion of today’s Lions/Patriots ‘game’, Dominic Raiola took it upon himself to go after New England offensive lineman Zach Moore’s legs in a blatant cheap shot for the Pats apparently ‘running up the score’.
Here’s the Detroit Free Press relaying Raiola’s absurd logic:
“I cut him,” Raiola said. “We took a knee, so I cut the nose (tackle). They went for six (a touchdown). They went for a touchdown at 2 minutes. They could have took three knees and the game could have been over. It’s football. He wants to keep playing football, let’s play football. Not a big deal. It’s football.”
Unfortunately lets not forget CJ Mosley taking that late penalty to give the Pats a first and goal on the one-yard line during that attempted field goal. Despite the game already being out of hand that’s simply the Lions once again handing points over with stupidity. Which is the general theme of this whole spat.
h/t: Deadspin, Detroit Free Press

Dominic Raiola Admits To Going After Pats Players Knees (Video)

Lions Dominic Raiola spoke about what went down during the last play of the Patriots blowout of the Lions, to the tune of 34-6. Raiola came out and admitted that he lashed out at the Pats for what he feels was them running up the score on them.
Raiola states he tried to cut-block Pats DT Zach Moore on the Lions’ final offensive snap as means of retaliation.“I cut him,” Raiola said. “We took a knee, so I cut the nose (tackle). They went for six (a touchdown). They went for a touchdown at 2 minutes. They could have took three knees and the game could have been over. It’s football. He wants to keep playing football, let’s play football. Not a big deal. It’s football.”

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Darrelle Revis, Ndamukong Suh exchange words after game

A referee and coaches had to separate Ndamukong Suh and Darrelle Revis after the Patriots’ 34-9 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Video aired by CBS showed Revis, Devin McCourty and newly-acquired LeGarrette Blount smiling in Suh’s direction and appearing to trade some trash talk with the Lions defensive lineman during the handshakes portion…Read More

Lions can’t hang with the NFL elite as Patriots roll to 34-9 victory

Eight quarters. That’s how long it’s been since the Detroit Lions have actually scored a touchdown as they were shut out of the end zone once again this afternoon to the tune of 34-9 against the New England Patriots.
Not since the 29 second mark of the 4th quarter on November 9th against the Dolphins have the Lions scored a touchdown in a game instead relying on the leg of Matt Prater to score a combined 15 points in two weeks.
The good news? Field goal kicking is no longer an issue for the Lions. The bad news? you can’t win NFL games by field goals alone.
Matthew Stafford was a lethargic 18/46 for 264 yards and one interception marking a career low in completion percentage (39.1). The Patriots o-line got to him for two sacks this week which is an improvement (haha) over last weeks four  given up to the Arizona Cardinals.
Meanwhile the Lions mustered just 91 yards on the ground (granted New England had 90) however the Pats managed 439 yards of total offense while the Lions finished…

Matt Stafford Kills Late-Game Drive With Mind-Numbingly Stupid Slide On Fourth Down

The Detroit Lions are having some trouble against the Patriots on Sunday in Foxboro, and plays like this certainly haven’t helped. While driving late in the game and attempting to mount a comeback in New England, Matt Stafford scrambled and – for some reason – went into a slide before the first down marker rather
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Tom Brady Compares Lions To Baby Simba In Latest Facebook Post

The Detroit Lions “just can’t wait to be king,” but to maintain their first place standing in the NFC North, they’ll have to fend off Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
It appears Brady is ready to play Scar to the Lions’ Mufasa on Sunday, however.

Speaking of the “Circle of Life,” Brady’s NFL debut came against the Lions back in 2000.
“Nants ingonyama bagithi baba,” indeed.Filed under: Doug Kyed, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Top Stories

NFL Week 12 Injury Update: Reggie Bush Reportedly Unlikely To Play Vs. Patriots

7:30 a.m.: The Detroit Lions just can’t seem to get and stay healthy for an extended period of time.
The injury issues for wide receiver Calvin Johnson have been well documented this season, but running back Reggie Bush has been pretty banged up most of the season, too. Bush was a limited participant at Lions practice all week, and according to CBS Sports NFL reporter Jason La Canfora, Bush is not expected to be in the lineup Sunday against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
Bush isn’t the only big-name running back whose Week 12 status is questionable. Houston Texans running back Arian Foster’s status is unclear for Houston’s game with the Cincinnati Bengals. The running back practiced Wednesday and it looked like he was heading in the right direction. However, he then missed practice Thursday and Friday and is listed as questionable with a groin injury on the week’s final injury report. Houston didn’t miss a beat last week with Alfred Blue in the backfield, as the backup ran for 156

How to Control Calvin Johnson & the Detroit Lions

The real value of having a player like Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is what he does to lighten coverage for everyone else.  He’s singularly uncoverable for just about every cornerback in the NFL…except maybe for the cornerback he faces today in Darrelle Revis.  Could Revis cover Megateon all day 1-on-1?  Probably.  Is it worth the risk to give up that singular, game-changing play?  Probably not…This week, when posing the oft-asked question “How do you cover Megatron?” you don’t have to look far.  The Patriots face the Lions today only a week after the Lions faced a stout Cardinals defense…a D that has a secondary structured very similarly to New England’s.  The Cardinals have the super-talented cover guy in Patrick Peterson (somewhat like Revis), the bigger, longer, more physical corner in Antonio Cromartie (like Brandon Browner), a nice complimentary group of safeties that can cover ground, and depth corners who compete.Despite the paper fear that Matthew Stafford, Calv…

Bill Belichick has high praise for Ndamukong Suh

Detroit Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hasn’t been talked about on social media or made headlines nearly as much as he did in previous years, and that’s a good thing.
Suh was often berated in the past for his extracurricular activities on the field—whether it be for stomping on Evan Dietrich-Smith, delivering a forearm to Jay Cutler’s head or allegedly kicking Matt Schaub in the groin.
But performance wise, he’s still the same disruptive, athletic force in the trenches that he’s always been. Suh blows up plays in the backfield and wreaks havoc on opposing quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Except this time he’s not marring that production with “dirty” plays.
Here’s something you may not know: Pro Football Focus rates Suh as the No. 1…

Detroit Lions bold predictions, NFL coaches who will be fired, Stafford’s fine GF

We’re essentially two-thirds of the way through the NFL season (nooooooo) and we know who the contenders are and who’s now focused on where they’ll pick in the draft. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from this past week to catch you up on anything you might have missed. Soak up Week 12!
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• Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 11 (READ)
• QB Ratings: Ranking every starting NFL quarterback heading into Week 12 (READ)
• Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 12 (READ)
• Ten NFL head coaches who would be fired if the season ended today (READ)
• Five bold predictions for Week 12 in the NFL (READ)
• Matthew Stafford’s fiancée has a classy, but gorgeous must see Instagram (READ)
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Lions Injury Report: Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, Calvin Johnson

Coming off a loss against the league-best Arizona Cardinals, the Detroit Lions are looking to regain some momentum against the New England Patriots. To do it, they’ll need some star players to be healthy and produce. Fortunately, they only have one confirmed out for the game. #459392164 / The confirmed outs, according to the team website, are defensive tackle Nick Fairley and guard Larry Warford. Both have knee injuries and neither practiced all week.Questionable is running back Reggie Bush with an ankle injury. He was limited in practice all week.The rest of the injury list is probable. That includes running back Joique Bell (ankle), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end Jason Jones (not injury related), tight end Brandon Pettigrew (foot), wide receiver Golden Tate (hip) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (knee).Tate was “not listed” at practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was limited Friday. That could be something to watch as he was only targeted twice for two receptions for 41 ya

Detroit Lions fans will love Matthew Stafford’s fiancée’s classy, stunning Instagram

Things are going pretty well right now for Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford. His team sits atop the NFC North at 7-3 and he’s had a pretty solid season even without a healthy Calvin Johnson for large parts of it. A showdown in New England awaits Stafford and the Lions this weekend, but with one of the NFL’s most stout defenses and an emerging star in Golden Date, Detroit has a chance to spring the upset.
Off the field Stafford lives the American Dream. He recently got engaged to Kelly Hall who he’s dated since his days as the big man on campus at Georgia. Hall’s racked up an impressive 22,000-plus Instagram followers and for good reason. She’s a Southern belle who keeps it classy, but isn’t afraid to spice it up at times, either. Hall makes it pretty darn clear Satfford’s her man, as seemingly half her pictures are with the star QB. Regardless, Stafford seems to have hit a home run.
Here are her top-10 pictures of all time.
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Detroit Lions fans will be elated if these Week 12 bold predictions come true

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin.
But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday.
So with that thought in mind, here are five bold predictions for Week 12 in the NFL:
5. Lovie Smith and Josh McCown get revenge
Two former Bears will triumphantly return to Chicago
During his nine seasons as the head coach of the Bears, Smith posted a .563 winning percentage, won the NFC North three times and led Chicago to Super Bowl XLI. But that wasn’t enough to earn a 10th year in the Windy City. Last season, McCown won three out of five starts in relief of Jay Cutler, keeping the Bears season on track; he was shown the door during the offseason. On Sunday, the two castoffs will get their revenge, beating the Bears at