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NFL: Baltimore 18, Detroit 16

DETROIT, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker's team-record sixth field goal of the game was a 61-yarder with 43 seconds left that boosted the Baltimore Ravens over Detroit 18-16 Monday.

NFL: Detroit 40, Green Bay 10

DETROIT, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush made up for four turnovers with four touchdowns Thursday and carried the Detroit Lions to a 40-10 battering of Green Bay.

NFL: Pittsburgh 37, Detroit 27

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ben Roethlisberger tossed two of his four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter Sunday, rallying the Pittsburgh Steelers over Detroit 37-27.

NFL: Detroit 21, Chicago 19

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Calvin Johnson corralled two of Matthew Stafford's three touchdown passes Sunday and the Detroit Lions took the NFC North lead with a 21-19 win over Chicago.

NFL: Detroit 31, Dallas 30

DETROIT, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford's touchdown dive with 12 seconds remaining Sunday capped a stirring late comeback that boosted the Detroit Lions over Dallas 31-30.

NFL: Cincinnati 27, Detroit 24

DETROIT, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Mike Nugent booted a 54-yard field goal on the final play of the game Sunday, handing the Cincinnati Bengals a 27-24 win over Detroit.

NFL: Detroit 31, Cleveland 17

CLEVELAND, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford hooked up with Joseph Fauria on three touchdown passes Sunday, helping the Detroit Lions handle Cleveland 31-17.

NFL: Green Bay 22, Detroit 9

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Mason Crosby booted five goals and Aaron Rodgers connected for a touchdown pass Sunday in the Green Bay Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit.

NFL: Detroit 27, Washington 20

LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford tossed a pair of TD passes Sunday and the Detroit Lions recorded their first-ever victory in Washington with a 27-20 defeat of the Redskins.

NFL: Arizona 25, Detroit 21

GLENDALE, Ariz., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Rashard Mendenhall scored on a touchdown plunge following a key late penalty Sunday, elevating the Arizona Cardinals over Detroit 25-21.

NFL season opens Thursday in Denver

DENVER, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The National Football League begins its 94th season Thursday with the Baltimore Ravens starting their quest for a second straight Super Bowl title.
New faces, old names mark NFL season

New faces, old names mark NFL season

The 2012 NFL season started under the cloud of a lockout and replacement referees but ended with new stars shining and established players reaching new heights.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

NFL: Chicago 26, Detroit 24

DETROIT, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Olindo Mare kicked four field goals Sunday and the Chicago Bears posted a 26-24 victory over Detroit, but still fell out of NFC playoff contention.

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Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks

Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Quarterbacks Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers headed the list of NFL Pro Bowl selections revealed Wednesday.

NFL: Atlanta 31, Detroit 18

DETROIT, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Matt Ryan hurled four TD passes Saturday and the Falcons claimed the top seed in the NFC with a 31-18 victory over Detroit.

NFL: Indianapolis 35, Detroit 33

DETROIT, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Andrew Luck connected with Donnie Avery for a 14-yard scoring pass on the game's last play Sunday, rallying the Indianapolis Colts over Detroit 35-33.

NFL: Green Bay 24, Detroit 20

DETROIT, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers hooked up with Randall Cobb on a go-ahead TD pass in the fourth quarter Sunday and the Green Bay Packers rallied for a 24-20 win over Detroit.

NFL: Minnesota 34, Detroit 24

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson reeled off 171 rushing yards and scored on a long, game-clinching run Sunday, powering the Minnesota Vikings to a 34-24 win over Detroit.

NFL: Detroit 26, Philadelphia 23 (OT)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jason Hanson kicked a regulation-time field goal to forge a tie then added an overtime game-winner Sunday, lifting the Detroit Lions over Philadelphia 26-23.

NFL: Detroit 38, Buffalo 32

DETROIT, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Quarterback Kellen Moore's 1-yard touchdown run with 10:20 to play Thursday brought Detroit a wild 38-32 exhibition victory over Buffalo.

NFL: Detroit 27, Baltimore 12

BALTIMORE, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes Friday while accounting for 182 yards in the Detroit Lions' 27-12 exhibition victory over Baltimore.
Lions ink Calvin Johnson to 8-year deal

Lions ink Calvin Johnson to 8-year deal

DETROIT, March 14 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions Wednesday signed all-pro receiver Calvin Johnson to the richest contract in NFL history with an eight-year, $132 million deal.

NFL:Detroit 38, San Diego 10

DETROIT, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford hurled a trio of TD passes Saturday, boosting the Detroit Lions to their first playoff appearance since 1999 with a 38-10 win over San Diego.

NFL: Detroit 28, Oakland 27

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Calvin Johnson hauled down his second TD pass of the game with 39 seconds left Sunday and the Detroit Lions rallied past Oakland 28-27.
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