Sep 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) drops back to pass during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

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Opposing View: ESPN1500 columnist Tom Pelissero on the Lions-Vikings matchup
Tim Twentyman –

This week’s Opposing View comes from ESPN1500 columnist Tom Pelissero. Pelissero is the senior editor of He covers the Vikings, hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts “Sunday Morning SportsTalk” with Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan weekly from 10 a.m. to noon.

2013 Detroit Lions NFL draft watch — Week 11
Justin Rogers –

Each Saturday morning, during the college football season, we’ll highlight a handful of prospects with locally televised matchups who could be a fit for the Detroit Lions in the 2013 NFL draft.

NFL injury reports a weekly joke
John Niyo – Detroit News

The weekly NFL injury report is not unlike a child’s Christmas list. Not unlike the ones already circulating around my house, at least.

The lists typically are a bit unrealistic — at times laughably so. And they grow longer and longer — to the point of unwieldy — as the calendar flips to December.

Lions’ special teams showing improvement since hitting rock bottom
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Lions hit rock bottom on special teams six weeks ago, when they allowed kick- and punt-return touchdowns for a second straight game in 20-13 loss to the Vikings.

Since then, they’ve had some of the NFL’s best coverage units, holding opponents to just 6 yards a punt return and 20.4 yards a kick return over the last four games.

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