Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions free safety Louis Delmas (26) picks up the fumble by New England Patriots defensive back Kanorris Davis (44) in the first quarter of a preseason game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Megatron’s first job: Be at right place at right time
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

The Lions haven’t won a game since November. Receiver Calvin Johnson hasn’t caught a touchdown pass since December.

It has been a long off-season for the Lions, but an especially long one for the man who set the NFL’s single-season receiving record last year with 1,964 yards. Johnson managed to soar while his team sank, and now it’s finally time for him to get started again.

Oxford’s Zach Line back at Ford Field — as a Vikings rookie
Chris McCosky – The Detroit News

The last time Zach Line played a game at Ford Field, all he did was score four touchdowns, rush for 210 yards and lead his team with 13 tackles.

That was in 2008, when he played for Oxford High against U-D Jesuit.

The competition should hopefully be a little stiffer Sunday when Line returns to make his NFL debut as a member of the Vikings.

It’s time for the Lions to start winning
Mike O’Hara – DetroitLions.com

Says O’Hara: the Lions have to win games like Sunday’s to validate in their own minds that they’re the team they think they can be

Analysis: Detroit Lions’ roster reflects team’s struggles to effectively draft
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions are finding themselves are the wrong end of preseason lists.

First the team earned the dubious distinction of having the league’s oldest roster, and now, according to an ESPN report, the Lions have the least amount of homegrown talent.

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