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The special halftime event will feature a live performance of Kid Rock’s new song “Detroit, Michigan,” the feature track from his new album “Rebel Soul,” which is slated for release on Nov. 19. The song pays homage to several of the Motor City’s music greats, including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bob Seger and Eminem — in addition to icons like Henry Ford and Rosa Parks.
Vikings expect Lion’s Riley Reiff to be a ‘handful’
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press
So, if Reiff is such a great talent, why isn’t he starting?
The Lions have decided to ease the 23rd overall pick into the complex and technical world of NFL technique and blocking schemes. The Patriots provided a blueprint last year by using a similar method to ease in Nate Solder.
With half the 2012 season finished, Sporting News’ network of NFL correspondents asked 103 players from 27 teams everything you want to know about this year in our annual midseason players poll.
Camaraderie in Lions’ secondary is first-rate
Jeff Seidel – Detroit Free Press
The Lions’ defensive backs are like dogs. A pack of nasty, hungry, barking, canines. No, they are like brothers. Tight as heck. Always teasing each other. No, they are like a bag of candy.
“You could compare us to a bag of Skittles,” safety Louis Delmas said.
“Skittles!” Delmas said, and he burst out laughing. “We might be different colors. We might taste different. But at the end of the day, we are one unit. We stand for one thing.”
Calvin Johnson didn’t practice for the Lions on Thursday — and that’s a report Detroit fans may need to get used to.
Doesn’t mean he’ll be any less of an asset Sunday.
“Calvin at any percent … is a bonus for me or anybody else,” offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said.