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2016 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have a Pro Bowler. Kicker Matt Prater was named as a replacement for Atlanta's Matt Bryant, who is heading to the Super Bowl. It is Prater's second Pro Bowl appearance.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

NFL teams are 3-161-0 since 2008 (Rodgers era) when down by exactly 24 in a third quarter. That counts playoffs. The Patriots, Lions and Broncos account for the three wins. One of the losses was by Green Bay at Arizona in 2015.

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NFC North Awards: MVP, top rookie, more

Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy led the Packers into the postseason for the eighth consecutive season after a 4-6 start. Meanwhile, Detroit drafted its LT of the future in Taylor Decker, and Bears RB Jordan Howard exceeded all expectations. NFL All-Division awards

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions players voted Matthew Stafford the team's offensive MVP and Glover Quin the team's defensive MVP. Both awards make sense as they were Detroit's two best players in 2016 (other than the specialists, Sam Martin and Matt Prater, who were among the best in the NFL at their positions).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson, on First Take, said Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback right now but, career-wise, it's Tom Brady.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ford Field will have new WiFi for the 2017 season -- at quadruple the capacity the building currently holds for wireless Internet access. This has been a project the Lions have been working on for a year.

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More change coming in front of Stafford?

For the second straight offseason, Detroit could be in for turnover up front. A new right tackle will likely be needed, while RG Larry Warford could walk as well. Predicting big changes

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions LT Taylor Decker named to the PFWA All-Rookie team. Decker, the No. 16 pick in the 2016 draft, started every game for Detroit at left tackle this season.

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Lions' O-line duo among top free agents-to-be

Two of the Lions' less-heralded stars in the trenches, OG Larry Warford and OT Riley Reiff, both rank on John Clayton's top 50 potential free agents for 2017, and could be steals on the open market. Top free agents (Insider)

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Lions have work to do for playoff return

As John Clayton notes, Matthew Stafford's finger injury revealed a number of holes that Bob Quinn must fill. That includes a defense that struggled this year and has several pending free agents. Best set up for 2017 (Insider)

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Eric Ebron's next goal is big: 1,000-yard season

Eric Ebron made significant strides toward being the player the Lions thought he could be when they took him in the first round of the 2014 draft.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th

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