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Turnovers Help Lions Drop 20-6 Decision To 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers, during their game agaisnt the visiting Detroit Lions, began rather slowly – perhaps a result of the hangover from last week when they were eliminated from playoff contention. But they got their act together in the second half, as turnovers, along with two touchdowns scored about six minutes apart, helped San […]

Bengals Overwhelm Lions 23-13, Lose Stafford

The Cincinnati Bengals were happier than a pig in slop knowing that running back Cedric Benson would start for them during Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Paul Brown Stadium. And to stay on the pig-in-slop reference, Benson ran like the proverbial pig running to the trough; he ran for 110 yards in his […]

Stafford Out, Culpepper In vs. Steelers

Courtesy of a knee injury, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will sit out Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers; Daunte Culpepper will take his place. To recap how Culpepper got the start this week, Stafford injured his kneecap during last week’s loss to the Chicago Bears – of which it has not been determined to […]

Stafford Claims Lions Starting QB Job

No matter how you look at it, rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford managed to wrest away the starting quarterback job from challenger Daunte Culpepper. According to Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, Culpepper did not lose the competition as Stafford simply outplayed him during the preseason. Schwartz added: “I’m very, very comfortable with the quarterback position […]

Does Culpepper’s Contract Set Him Up for a Release?

Booth Newspapers reports today that it appears that Daunte Culpepper’s contract may be setting him up to actually be released: Daunte Culpepper is currently the Detroit Lions’ No. 1 quarterback and, at worst, he’s expected to go into the season as the team’s No. 2 (behind rookie first-round pick Matthew Stafford). However, the Lions have […]

Culpepper Thinks He’s Got a Shot to be the Opening Day QB

The Lions still don’t have a starting QB, but today they opened their three-day minicamp and it was Daunte Culpepper as the QB taking most of the snaps with the first-team offense. Culpepper thinks that he will get a fair shot at the starting QB job come the opener in September, this despite Matthew Stafford […]

After Culpepper’s New Deal; Kitna Likely Gone

Pro Football Weekly says that now that the Lions have given Daunte Culpepper a new deal, that should mean the end for former QB Jon Kitna. Here is the story: The Lions have reworked QB Daunte Culpeppers’s contract, eliminating a $2.5 million roster bonus he was due at the end of the month. The move […]

Culpepper to be the Choice at QB for the Lions?

ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that the Lions are leaning towards having Daunte Culpepper as their QB for 2009. Here is the report on that earlier today: As the Detroit Lions prepare to improve on the worst single season in the history of the NFL (if not all pro sports), they’ll apparently do so with Daunte Culpepper […]