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The NFL's Officiating Problem Has Become Laughably Awful

Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Unlike every other professional sport in North America, pro football does not provide full-time employment to its officials. As a result, it does not hold referees to the same standard of excellence found in other sports. For example, even if an official has a pattern of making inaccurate calls in game after game, he still won't be demoted. In fact, he can actually be promoted to a postseason opportunity because there is no threat of unemployment. In other words: A player can make one poor play and get cut, but a referee can make the same mistake over and over and be rewarded.

WATCH: Late TD Pass Keeps Lions' Winning Streak Alive

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Sports

Once again, the Detroit Lions fell behind on Sunday. But, once again, they found away to win. Trailing 16-13 with 35 seconds left, it was Lions qu...

The Time Is Now for the Detroit Lions

Dan Karpuc | Posted 12.23.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Lousy. Pathetic. Boring. Typical. These are adjectives that can be used to describe the Detroit Lions in recent years. Balanced. Efficient. Defensive-minded. Composed. These are adjectives that can be used to describe this year's 5-2 Lions squad.

Week 3 Fantasy Football Focus

Paul Bessire | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports
Paul Bessire

DeMarco Murray leads the NFL in rushing yards through two games and is projected to top 1,750 yards rushing if he makes 16 starts this year. For perspective, no other player is projected to exceed 1,500 yards rushing.

Restore the Roar

John Mardirosian | Posted 02.05.2014 | Sports
John Mardirosian

Last Thursday, the Detroit Lions did something they hadn't done in the previous nine years of their annual Thanksgiving Day showdown -- they won.

Steelers Keep Hope Alive With 37-27 Victory Over Lions

Jill Baughman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Jill Baughman

With three AFC North teams boasting a rather hilarious 4-6 record, the division is kind of wide open, and the Steelers actually have a shot at redeeming what began as a truly horrific season.

WATCH: Cowboys Stunned By Fake Spike TD In Final Seconds

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.27.2013 | Sports

The fake spike won't be associated exclusively with Dan Marino anymore. Nearly 19 years after Marino stunned the New York Jets at the Meadowlands, Sta...

Reggie Bush Runs Past Vikings

Posted 09.08.2013 | Sports

Although Adrian Peterson got off to a fast start, Reggie Bush got the last laugh. With Detroit clinging to a 20-17 lead in the third quarter, quarterb...

A Tale Of 3 Quarterbacks

Posted 02.17.2013 | Sports

By Joel Corry, National Football Post Although most of the attention will focus on Joe Flacco’s negotiations, there are three other quarterbacks ...

Who Will Be Our Next Elite Quarterback?

Posted 02.15.2013 | Sports

By Joe Fortenbaugh, National Football Post It’s a loaded question that disguises itself in many forms. Eli’s version came in 2011 when the Supe...

Stafford Gifts Touchdown To Packers

Posted 12.10.2012 | Sports

Christmas came a little early for defensive end Mike Daniels and the Green Bay Packers. The Detroit Lions had a 14-3 lead late in the second quart...

Lions vs. Bears: 5 Things To Watch

Posted 10.22.2012 | Sports

By Zac Snyder, SideLion Report Here are five things to watch during tonight’s game between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears that could help te...

NFL's Monday Night Football: Predictions for the Detroit Lions at the Chicago Bears

Barbara Bruno | Posted 12.21.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The Detroit Lions hope that they won't need fourth quarter heroics to win two in a row and narrow the gap between themselves and the division-leading Chicago Bears. They could be hoping in vain.

WATCH: Must-Add Fantasy Football Players

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

By Rob Shaw, Bloomberg Sports Week 3 of the 2012 Fantasy Football season brought about a lot of pain and some big gains. Among the wounded include ...

NFL 2012 Season Preview: The NFC North

Barbara Bruno | Posted 10.31.2012 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions are working on a running game, the Chicago Bears suddenly have a legitimate offense and the Minnesota Vikings are just hoping to improve.

Who Is The Top Fantasy Football QB?

Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports

The pass-happy offensive schemes currently in vogue in the NFL have shaken up the overall player rankings in fantasy football. Three quarterbacks -- T...

Lions, Stafford Get Injury Scare

Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports

By Brad Biggs, National Football Post The Detroit Lions can count themselves lucky Matthew Stafford was not more seriously injured Saturday night. ...

Who Will Top Drew Brees' HUGE Contract?

Posted 07.18.2012 | Sports

By Joel Corry, National Football Post Drew Brees became the NFL’s first $20 million per year player by signing a five-year, $100 million contract...

Stafford: This Is For My Teammates And The City Of Detroit

Posted 07.12.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford accepted an ESPY Wednesday night with gratitude, modesty and a shoutout to the city. At the 20th ESPY A...

Lions vs Saints LIVE UPDATES

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.07.2012 | Sports

Elton John sang "Saturday night's alright for fighting" and it's a safe bet that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh feels the same way headi...

Pro Bowl Snubs

Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

By Matt Bowen, National Football Post The NFL's Pro Bowl voting is always a suspect process (including the player's vote). One that leads to plenty...

Jordan Schultz

Lions Linebacker Flourishes On And Off The Field

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.24.2011 | Detroit

Detroit Lions linebacker Justin Durant wasn't a blue chip recruit coming out of high school in South Carolina, despite having been named to the all-st...

WATCH: Lions Quarterback Starts Fight After Another Interception

Posted 11.13.2011 | Sports

There was no hiding from the fact that the Detroit Lions were being humiliated by the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday. Early in the fourth qu...

Jordan Schultz

Detroit Lions Undefeated Through Week 5: Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford Unstoppable

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 12.11.2011 | Sports

The Detroit Lions are for real, and the sooner we realize it, the better. Just three years ago, the Lions were about as real as a David Copperfiel...

WATCH: Megatron Scores Yet Another Mega Touchdown

Posted 12.11.2011 | Sports

As a result of last night's win at home against the Bears, the Detroit Lions are 5-0 for the first time since 1956. Only Detroit and the defending Sup...