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Matthew Stafford honors Calvin Johnson By Elevating Others

Besides contributing to the Lions Barroom, Kent Platte writes regularly for PrideofDetroit.com. Following him on twitter is fun, because he always has a tweet worthy of tweeting. Find him @MathBomb. As you can see below, he picked the perfect week to post his

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Greatest Calvin Johnson Games

Seems like the closer we get to training camp the more we can’t wait for it to start. Kyle Mallett has also been thinking that a training camp without wide receiver Calvin Johnson is going to have a different feel.

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Training Camp Questions Surrounding Each NFC North Team

Jordan Reid was a three-year starter at quarterback for North Carolina Central University. If you’re not reading his REIDING BETWEEN THE LINES bi-weekly scouting feature you’re really missing out on something. Jordan also provides unique insight on what’s happening in the NFC North.

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To-Drew List: Ranking NFC North Offenses

Vikings Barroom Assistant Editor Drew Mahowald delivers another ‘To-Drew List. This week, his list ranks the NFC North offenses. You’ve all heard the cliche — defense wins championships. And after watching the Denver Broncos win a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning’s dying corpse

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TOP TEN DETROIT LIONS: 2000 – 2015

This is the third of our video series highlighting the top ten players of the century for each NFC North team. You’ll find links to the other videos below. The top ten Detroit Lions of the past 15 years follows

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Lions Leaders: Who Is Emerging?

Kent Platte can be found all over the internet spreading his insight on the Detroit Lions. He’s known for creating  RAS, or Relative Athletic Scores, a metric that helps to measure player performance. You can follow him on twitter at @MathBomb. Today,

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NFCN Draft Trends: Athletes or Role Players

It’s draft time, and we here at NFC North Barroom have been working feverishly to provide you with quality draft content.  We’re basically past the point of no return, however, so instead of looking ahead I’m going to take some time

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Detroit Lions Draft Preview

After months of talk and speculation and countless mock drafts by “expert” analysts, the Super Bowl finally begins on Thursday! Wait, it’s not the Super Bowl?  Oh right, it’s the NFL Draft, but for Lions fans, it might as well

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Farewell Megatron

Megatron has spoken. The Detroit Lions and their fans finally have their answer.  Calvin Johnson, who has been a model of class and consistency during his time with the Detroit Lions announced his retirement on Tuesday after nine seasons with

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Calvin Johnson Retires

The Detroit Lions announced that 30-year-old wide receiver Calvin Johnson retired on Tuesday after playing nine seasons with the team. Soon after, Johnson released this statement: “After much prayer, thought and discussion with loved ones, I have made the difficult decision

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