Look: Top photos from the Lions Week 2 win over the Commanders

Look: Top photos from the Lions Week 2 win over the Commanders

The Detroit Lions notched their first win of the 2022 season, impressively beating back the visiting Washington Commanders 36-27 in Week 2. The Lions raced out to a 22-0 halftime lead and withstood a big rally, pulling out the home win to even their record at 1-1.

This game had a little of everything for the Lions. They ran the ball for almost 200 yards, while QB Jared Goff threw four touchdown passes. Rookie DE Aidan Hutchinson bagged three sacks in the first half. Detroit’s defense even recorded the first safety in a home game since 2016.

Here are some of the best photos taken from inside Ford Field from the Lions’ big win:

Look: Top photos from the Lions home opener

Top photos from Ford Field and the Week 1 matchup between the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles

Ford Field hasn’t been as loud as it was on Sunday in a long time, not for the home football team anyway. The Detroit Lions played an entertaining game against the Philadelphia Eagles in front of a sellout crowd of over 60,000 in Week 1.

The Eagles prevailed, 38-35, with the Lions’ furious second-half comeback coming up short. It was a stark improvement over the 44-6 outcome in the last matchup vs. Philadelphia on Halloween a year ago, but there is still work to be done in Detroit.

Here are some of the top photos from the Week 1 game between the Lions and Eagles.

Lions fans love rookie LB Malcolm Rodriguez and his pregame outfit

Rodrigo rocked the cowboy outfit he shopped for on Hard Knocks and the Lions fans love it

Malcolm Rodriguez was one of the stars of HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer. Cameras loved the vivacious rookie linebacker with the winning smile and relentless attitude.

In the last episode, Hard Knocks followed Rodriguez to his roots. His (Oklahoma State) Cowboy roots, to be specific. Rodriguez went shopping at a Detroit-area cowboy outfitter and snapped up some duds.

Rodriguez rocked the cowboy look as he strolled into Ford Field for his first NFL game. And the Lions fans absolutely loved it!

Watch: Brad Holmes tells NC A&T marching band they’re playing Lions halftime show

Lions GM Brad Holmes told the marching band at his alma mater, North Carolina A&T, they’re playing Detroit’s halftime show in Week 1

Detroit Lions GM Brad Holmes is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina A&T. Now Holmes gets to give back to his alma mater, and he did so in a very cool way.

Holmes addressed the Aggie marching band via teleconference to let them know they’ll perform at halftime of the Lions’ season home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. The reaction from the Blue and Gold Marching Machine says it all:

The Lions have typically stuck with Detroit-based musical acts for halftime performances. Bringing in the extravagant HBCU marching band is a welcome change of pace. The fact that it has a connection with Holmes makes it even better.

Hard Knocks trailer shows scenes from the Lions’ coach-free practice session

The latest Hard Knocks trailer shows scenes from the Lions’ coach-free practice session

The Detroit Lions pulled off an unusual practice on Monday night. The players went out to the practice field and found no coaches to lead them through drills.

Head coach Dan Campbell opted to let the players themselves run the practice session. Campbell patrolled the field but allowed everything, from warmup exercises to team drills, to be directed by his Lions players.

The Hard Knocks camera crews were on hand too, and they captured the coachless practice. In the latest trailer for the show’s upcoming episode, which airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO’s streaming platforms, shows scenes from the change-of-pace practice. The players themselves seem surprised at first before accepting the challenge. Campbell addresses the team afterward, too.


Hard Knocks once again delivers, builds hype around the Detroit Lions

Hard Knocks once again delivers in Episode 3, builds hype around the Detroit Lions

The third episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks gave a very unique behind-the-scenes look at the Detroit Lions.

The episode did put some focus back on subjects from earlier in the series, such as Malcolm Rodriguez and Aidan Hutchinson, while also turning its attention to some new players and stories.

Early on, the focus was on undrafted rookies Obinna Eze and Kalil Pimpleton. It’s no secret that undrafted players have a harder path to get to the league than any other player. Eze was able to talk about moving from Nigeria to America and falling in love with the sport of football. At the same time, the cameras showed that he has a long way to go to make the roster as he struggled in practice and was chewed out in meetings.

Pimpleton’s screentime had a much more positive feel to it. Whether it was him juggling in front of the team or him showing off his speed, it was clear that the Hard Knocks crew sees something in the young rookie out of Central Michigan.

The episode went on to give us a look at the Lions’ joint practice with the Indianapolis Colts.

The most electric part of that segment was the constant feud between running back Jamaal Williams and Colts linebacker Zaire Franklin. As the two continued to face off, the trash talk and tensions rose. It didn’t take long for the two to literally be at each other’s throats while coaches attempted to break them up.

The third act of the episode featured running back Craig Reynolds and rookie cornerback Chase Lucas during the preseason game against the Colts.

Throughout footage of the game, the Hard Knocks team was able to make it feel as though one was watching it for the first time and unaware of the outcome. We saw players in the heat of the battle and it made for quality television. To top it all off, Dan Campbell’s emotional locker room speech at the end wrapped up the theme of the episode perfectly.

Theres still two more episodes of Hard Knocks featuring the Lions to go and the bar has been set high after this week’s episode.

Watch: Aidan Hutchinson wreaks havoc on his 1st NFL drive

Watch: Lions rookie DE Aidan Hutchinson wreaks havoc on his 1st NFL drive

Welcome to the NFL, Aidan Hutchinson! The celebrated Detroit Lions rookie made his presence known right away in the team’s preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

After making a tackle down the field on Falcons QB Marcus Mariota on a scramble on the first play of Atlanta’s first possession, Hutchinson showed on the very next snap that he’s already capable of making big plays up the field too.

Hutchinson swam under veteran left tackle Jake Matthews and quickly smacked Falcons RB Qadree Ollison two yards behind the line of scrimmage. This is a perfect example of why the Lions are so excited about the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft and why he can make a big impact right away.

Later in the drive, Hutchinson drew a holding penalty on the Falcons right guard, too.

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Look: Highlights from the Lions Family Fest at Ford Field

The Detroit Lions held an open scrimmage in Ford Field as part of the team’s Family Fest on August 6th

The Detroit Lions held an open practice and scrimmage session in Ford Field on Saturday. More than 18,000 fans showed up for the exhibition, the first chance to catch the Lions in the second year under head coach Dan Campbell for most fans.

The crowd was hyped up, in part thanks to Campbell himself. The players also gave the Ford Field faithful much to cheer about.

Here are some of the top photos of all the action from Lions Family Fest 2022:

Top photos from the first 2 days of Lions training camp

The top photos from the first two days of Detroit Lions training camp

The first two days of Detroit Lions training camp are in the books. The players, coaches, trainers and staff have been quite busy getting ramped up and ready for the 2022 season.

From Wednesday’s overcast morning to the bright sunshine on Thursday, it’s been a pleasant two days in Allen Park.

Here are some of the top photos taken from Lions training camp so far.

Watch: Jameson Williams nails his Madden NFL 23 speed rating prediction

Williams is exceptionally fast and the Madden NFL 23 ratings did not disappoint

One of the sure signs a player has made it to the NFL is being included in the seminal Madden series of video games. The ratings for all the attributes a player gets are more important to most players than you might think, too.

EA Sports is releasing the latest edition of Madden soon, but they teased the Madden NFL 23 by having some rookie wide receivers guess their in-game attribute ratings. Detroit’s Jameson Williams was one of the players featured.

Williams correctly nailed his speed attribute. He told host Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson that he was a 98 speed guy, and that’s exactly what the No. 12 overall pick earned from the Madden rating analysts.

“They know,” Williams boasts when his 98 rating is revealed.

Entering the league with a 98 speed rating is well justified for Williams, even though he couldn’t run during pre-draft workouts due to a torn ACL. His Alabama and Ohio State game tapes are littered with examples of his top-shelf speed. That’s why the Lions traded up to get him.

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