Aug 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions offensive tackle Riley Reiff (71) during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Lions 31-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News from Around the Web

Scanning the Savanna searches the web for Detroit Lions content each morning and brings it to your fingertips in one easy location. Here is a quick look at what is being said about the Detroit Lions’ loss to the Minnesota Vikings around the web.

With playoff hopes looking tenuous, Detroit Lions still dealing with questions about defense
Associated Press

The Detroit Lions aren’t a desperate team yet. Coach Jim Schwartz prefers a slightly different description.

“I think our word is ‘urgent’ — we had six of our first nine on the road,” Schwartz said Monday. “We now have a stretch of three in a row at home. We have to do something with that.”

Lions staffer: Firing based on age, gender
Detroit News

A former community affairs staffer for the Detroit Lions is suing the company on claims she was passed up for a promotion and later terminated based on her age and gender.

Detroit Lions: As Playoff Hopes Dim, Riley Reiff Needs to Start over Jeff Backus
Isaac Smith – Bleacher Report

The Lions have had some success bringing in rookies for starters. Ryan Broyles is a clear example as he has excelled since taking over for the injured Nate Burleson. Broyles has 13 receptions in four games for 146 yards and two touchdowns, but the Lions still need help offensively, especially on the offensive line.

Enter offensive tackle, Riley Reiff.

Lions hope Ford Field advantage saves season
Dave Dye –

With a losing record, an offense that typically struggles for three quarters and a beat-up defense that seems terribly fragile heading down the stretch, the Detroit Lions don’t have many realistic reasons to think they’re headed to the playoffs.

But there’s one thing on their side: Home cooking.

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