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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

RAVENS 30, LIONS 9 (FINAL): If this was supposed to be a "dress rehearsal" for the Lions, then Jim Caldwell needs to be worried about what's going to happen when the curtain goes up on the season against Indianapolis on Sept. 11. The Lions offense seemed off all night. Penalties were an issue while the starters were in. The offensive line protected better and the defensive line pressured well but otherwise, there's a lot to be concerned about in Detroit.

Riddick plays pinball with Ravens defense (0:34)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

RAVENS 20, LIONS 6 (HALF): It has been a rough half for the Lions. Penalties were everywhere -- 8 for 80 yards including multiple personal fouls. Matthew Stafford threw a bad interception. The offense struggled to move. That's the bad news. Good news? The offensive line held up well, particularly LT Taylor Decker. Ameer Abdullah and DeAndre Levy played and looked OK. Oh, and Matt Prater had a 60-yard FG.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Levy getting his first preseason action for the Lions. Part of starting defense. Also on there -- SS Tavon Wilson.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Lions are getting ready for preseason game No. 3, Calvin Johnson appears to be enjoying retired life just fine. He just posted about Mel's Drive-In in West Hollywood on Instagram. https://instagram.com/p/BJn_79JgPyA/

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$18K fine for Lions DT more than preseason pay

Detroit Lions lineman Kerry Hyder was fined $18,231 for his roughing penalty on Cincinnati quarterback A.J. McCarron -- a sum larger than his likely pay during training camp, a source says.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DE Kerry Hyder picked up a hefty preseason fine of $18,231 for roughing the passer during last week's game against the Bengals.

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Lions' non-QB MVP: Ezekiel Ansah

Yes, Detroit has depth on its defensive line, but an injury to Ansah would remove the defense's most dynamic player. Michael Rothstein calls him the Lions' best overall player. Non-QB MVPs

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Two other Lions came close to Top 100

Despite barely playing last season, DeAndre Levy finished sixth among 4-3 OLBs and 119th overall in #NFLRank. Meanwhile, Darius Slay just missed the top 10 among cornerbacks. #NFLRank audit by position (Insider)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron and Josh Bynes among the Lions not practicing Thursday. Ebron practiced Tuesday and then sat out the past two days.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions RB Zach Zenner explains why he is growing a beard, even though he knows it is...not an impressive one.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell won't say anything on Eric Ebron again. He said "we'll see" if he plays Saturday vs. Ravens.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have released veteran Stevan Ridley. That likely sets Detroit's running backs this season with Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington. George Winn is still on the roster, too.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron's return to practice lasted one day for the Lions. He sat out Wednesday's practice along with OL Graham Glasgow, Michael Ola and Corey Robinson, LB Josh Bynes and Jon Bostic and S Isaiah Johnson.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said he doesn't have any concerns about DeAndre Levy entering the season. He does, though, worry about everyone's health. Caldwell said they won't gauge Levy based on 2014 because Levy's knowledge has been expanding. He missed almost all of last season with a hip injury.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.39th
Rushing Yards83.432nd
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.023rd

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