Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Win or lose, Lions will entertain
Seth Wickersham –

There’s just enough optimism around the Detroit Lions to make fans nervous.

In early June, Reggie Bush, acquired from the Miami Dolphins, told reporters that there’s “no excuse for us to not be the No. 1 ranked offense.”

Then, Bill Ford Jr., son of the owner, lauded the front office and coaches — but didn’t guarantee their jobs beyond 2013, not after a 4-12 season last season and a 22-42 record since Matt Millen was served his papers.

Top 25 players critical to Detroit Lions’ 2013 success: 11-15
Justin Rogers –

The Detroit Lions are looking to bounce back after last season’s dismal 4-12 finish.

While every player has a role, some are more important than others. Here’s the third segment of our week-long look at the 25 players most critical to the team’s success in 2013.

Where Calvin Johnson of Detroit Lions should rank among Top 10 NFL players
Pat Caputo – The Oakland Press

The NFL Network, after polling players, recently finalized its list of the Top 100 players in the league. They have Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson as the top player in the NFL. Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning is second. The Lions’ terrific wide receiver Calvin Johnson is third. My list is different at the top end. This is my list of the NFL’s Top 10 players:

Former Detroit Lions Receiver Titus Young Reportedly Suffering From Concussions
Chris Roling – NFL Spin Zone

Titus Young, formerly of the Detroit Lions and fresh off a failed tryout with the St. Louis Rams, not to mention a stint in jail, is back in the headlines again. This time Young is the victim in reports that say the young receiver is still suffering from concussions he sustained while playing in the NFL.

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