Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) in a huddle with his teammates during the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Former Lions RB Mel Farr believes this year’s combination of runners will work for Detroit
Tim Twentyman –

It’s only natural when Mel Farr watches a Detroit Lions football game that his focus leans a little more towards the run game.

That’s understood seeing how Farr was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967 and played in two Pro Bowls during his seven seasons as a Lions’ running back from 1967 to 1973.

It was obvious from watching Detroit in 2012 that the big play was missing from their rushing attack. Farr, however, thinks the addition of Reggie Bush to the roster will bring that element back into play in 2013.

Matthew Stafford’s Contract Extension is a Win-Win for Him and the Detroit Lions
Ty Schalter – Bleacher Report

In the NFL, there’s nothing more valuable than a difference-making quarterback.

That was underscored again when the Detroit Lions signed quarterback Matthew Stafford to a three-year, $53 million contract extension. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the total value of his deal over the next five years is now $76.5 million, $43 million of which is guaranteed.

While eight-digit contract values sound enormous to the ears of regular folks, Stafford’s contract doesn’t blow out the curve. In fact, according to, the average annual value of the deal doesn’t break him into the top five of NFL quarterbacks.

Detroit Lions Playing it Smart With Extension For Matthew Stafford
Dan Parzych – Rant Sports

If there’s anything to take away over the last two seasons, it would be Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions is clearly one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Now, it appears the Lions are ready to reward Stafford with the type of money that deserves to go to one of the league’s top quarterbacks.

NFL Power Rankings: Do the Detroit Lions Have a Top 5 Offense?
Nick Kostora – Yahoo! Contributor Network

The Detroit Lions have the type of offensive potential that has to make fans absolutely salivate with excitement. The star power is clearly in place with Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush leading the charge, but is the group ready for primetime?

Lions play-by-play announcer Dan Miller receives sports broadcasting award
Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions Radio Network play-by-play announcer and WJBK-TV FOX-2 sports director Dan Miller has been selected to receive the Ty Tyson Excellence In Sports Broadcasting Award as presented by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA).

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