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Much Better Effort; But Plenty of Questions Remain

The effort against the Vikings on Sunday was by far the best of the season for a Lions team that appeared to have given up last Sunday vs the Bears. The issues remain though that the team is 0-5, and that they still look more like a bad high school JV team on offense no […]

Ref Robs Lions From Win in 12-10 Loss to Vikings

The Vikings played all their cards right in New Orleans on Monday night, pulling out a wild 30-27 win. Today at home vs the lowly Lions, the team needed all they get and more just to pull out a 12-10 win. Breathing a sigh of relief after Ryan Longwell’s game-winning kick from 26 yards sailed […]

Lions Shuffle Backfield; Johnson to Start in Week 5

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Lions RB Rudi Johnson will replace RB Kevin Smith as the starter for the team’s Week 5 game against the Chicago Bears.

Rudi Welcomed with Open Arms (and Stolen Bags?)

Rudi Johnson will be a great addition to the Lions commitment to run the ball. If healthy, he will be a physical, downhill runner who brings along with him the ‘Pound the Rock’ mentality that Marinelli has been preaching. The Lions are hoping that he can stay healthy and that it will give them a […]

Lions Officially Sign Johnson, Release Bell

The Lions have swapped one running back for another.  Yesterday, the team officially signed former Bengal Rudi Johnson to a one-year deal and released Tatum Bell.  Johnson did not play in the preseason for Cincinnati but said he is ready to go and hopes to be on the field for Detroit’s opener this weekend in […]

Lions Grab RB Johnson to Bolster Backfield

The Lions have been looking for some help at running back, and today they found it with the signing of former Bengals back Rudi Johnson.  MLive.com is reporting it’s a one-year deal that won’t become official till Tuesday as the deal was done after the League offices closed at 4pm. Johnson was cut on Saturday […]