Oct 13, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) is upended by Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News from Around the Web

Scanning the Savanna searches the web for Detroit Lions news and notes each morning and brings it to your fingertips in one easy location.

Senior Bowl introduced Dorin Dickerson to Lions staff
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Coaching in the Senior Bowl instead of the postseason certainly is not the goal for an NFL staff.

But the two experiences Jim Schwartz and Co. had in that game continues to pay dividends.

Tight end Dorin Dickerson played for the Lions’ staff in Mobile, Ala., in 2010 when he was with Pittsburgh, and that familiarity helped bring the free agent to Detroit.

TIM AND MIKE: The Lions have put themselves in a good spot, can they keep it going?
Tim Twentyman and Mike O’Hara – DetroitLions.com

Tim and Mike discuss a possible danger in TE Joseph Fauria getting too much recognition, home field advantage and playing solid football through all four quarters

Detroit Lions Issue of the Week: Slowing down Cincinnati Bengals’ star players
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions just might feel like they’re looking in the mirror this Sunday when they host the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals boast a top-flight pass rush, centered around one of the game’s dominant 4-3 defensive tackles, Geno Atkins. On the other side of the ball, All-Pro A.J. Green is the type of wide receiver that gives opposing defensive coordinators nightmares.

Sound familiar?

Can the Detroit Lions Win the NFC North?
Cody Williams – Rant Sports

The Lions have quietly been one of the surprising success stories of the young 2013 season. They currently sit with a 4-2 record after a week six win against the Cleveland Browns and are tied atop the NFC North for the division lead, despite how improbable that would have seemed before the start of the year.

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