Aug 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young (79) and defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) on the sideline during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Lions beat the Bills 35-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions show win-now mode while making cuts
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

If it weren’t already eminently clear, it is now.

The Detroit Lions are in total win-or-go-home mode.

There is no next year. Only the next 16 games, and the players best fit for them.

Breaking down the 53-man roster
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

One of the favorite lines of Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is that there’s never a finish line when it comes to improving the roster.

That’s includes days like Saturday, too, when the Lions had to trim their roster down from 75 to 53.

That’s 53 players today. Tomorrow, Monday, and even during the week, as the team prepares for it’s season opener vs. Minnesota, the roster is always in flux.

But for now, the Lions have their 53.

Detroit Lions’ game-by-game predictions
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Vikings
This is the most important game on the schedule, and not just because it’s first. The Lions didn’t win a game against an NFC North team last year, and they can’t afford to start off on a sour note with four of their next five on the road. They won’t.

Lions 24, Vikings 17

Ranking NFL teams by age: Rams the youngest, Lions the oldest, Eagles 10th
Jimmy Kempski – Philly.com

As of roughly 9pm on cut down day, when I finished collecting data from all 32 NFL team website rosters, the Rams had the youngest team in the NFL, as they did last year. The Lions are the oldest. By the time you read this, this data will already out of date as teams continue to make minor tweaks to their rosters. However, even with the continued roster movement, the average ages of each team shouldn’t change much.

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