The numbers might suggest otherwise, but the Lions are making strides defensively, and much of it has to do with much-improved play in the trenches.
The Lions signed former first-round draft pick ILB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday.
Lions LB Zack Follett will be hospitalized overnight but there is no evidence of a fracture in his spine and QB Shaun Hill has a fracture in his left forearm.
Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 28-20 victory over Detroit and send the error-prone Lions to an NFL record-tying 24th straight road loss.
The Denver Post reported Saturday that TE Tony Scheffler has signed a three-year contract extension with the Lions.
Injuries to DeAndre Levy and Landon Johnson have left the Lions thin at linebacker.
The Lions' offensive line can't be called a weakness, not after doing a nice job against some pretty good pass-rushing teams.
Lions WR Nate Burleson played to the Detroit crowd in last Sunday's big win over the Rams. But his actions cost him on Thursday.
Tom Danyluk says watching Lions QB Shaun Hill reminds him of Billy Kilmer and conjures warm feelings of a time when winning passers weren't always so meticulously drilled and manicured in their ways.
Stefan Logan's 105-yard kickoff return broke a tie and sent the Lions to a 44-6 rout of the St. Louis Rams for their first win of the season and ended their 10-game losing streak.
The Lions made a bold free-agent move during the offseason, signing WR Nate Burleson with the hopes that he would be a perfect counterpoint to Calvin Johnson.
The Lions signed OG Rob Sims to a four-year contract extension on Friday.
The Lions avoided a blackout for Sunday's game against the Rams thanks to Gardner-White Furniture.
The Lions will honor Hall of Fame CB Dick LeBeau at halftime of this Sunday's game against the Rams.
Charles Woodson returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown and the Green Bay Packers narrowly held off a comeback by the Detroit Lions for a 28-26 victory Sunday.