Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis (31) tackles by Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown (14) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes

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

Mathis knows pressure is on as Lions’ top cornerback
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis will turn 34 in August. And the two biggest questions about him are whether he can maintain his healthy streak and find a time machine to recapture his youth.

Mathis had a few minor issues with a head injury and a groin last season, when he missed only one game on his way to becoming the team’s best corner. He offered no reason other than providence for why he has remained mostly healthy over his 11-year career.

5 areas where Detroit Lions should improve in 2014
Justin Rogers –

Training camp is fast approaching, and with it, speculation about how the Detroit Lions will fare in 2014.

Trying to project an NFL season is a fool’s errand, but here are five areas where the Lions are bound to improve from last season.

DirecTV is adding a live fantasy football channel to ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’
Chris Strauss – USA Today

Fantasy football owners are getting their own channel as part of DirecTV’s exclusive “NFL Sunday Ticket” package for the 2014 season.

For The Win has learned that the network will add the DirecTV “Fantasy Zone” to its lineup, with the channel residing next to its popular “Red Zone” channel, where host Andrew Siciliano currently spends eight hours every Sunday jumping around the live action games showcasing every scoring and otherwise relevant play.

5 Reasons Why the Detroit Lions Will Win the NFC North
Brian Kalchik — Rant Sports

It seems to be too good to be true for Detroit Lions fans, but this season, there is some optimism heading into 2014. The team had a great offseason that was filled with a new and exciting coaching staff additions and some incredibly talented prospects. While the NFC North has consistently been a tough division, here are five reasons why the Lions can finish at the top of the division in 2014.

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