Very Bad NFL Officiating Week Ends With Controversial Packers-Lions Calls On Monday Night FootballBad NFL officiating reached a fever pitch on Monday Night Football in Green Bay, when Cleke Blateman's officiating crew played a significant role in determining the outcome of the game.
A Truly Terrible NFL Rule On 'Blindside Block' Enforced In Lions-Texans Preseason GameWe all might have missed the emphasis on an even worse rule that simply can't be allowed to exist in real football games that actually matter. And that's a rule about "blindside blocks."
Four Ups, Four Downs From Patriots' Dominant Preseason Win Over LionsNormally, we like to list four players in the Ups category and four players in the Downs category. But when a game goes like it did on Thursday, the numbers can end up being a little skewed toward one category.
Stephen Gostkowski's Name Misspelled On Jersey In Patriots' Preseason OpenerStephen Gostkowski is pretty well known. One would think.
Jakobi Meyers Catches Two Touchdowns In First Half Vs. LionsAll summer long, Jakobi Meyers has stood out on the Patriots' practice field. On Thursday night, he put it to work in a game setting.
N'Keal Harry Catches First Two Passes, Limps To Sideline In Patriots Preseason DebutN'Keal Harry has officially gotten his hands on a football in an NFL game. It was pretty impressive, too.
Lions WR Jermaine Kearse Carted Off Field After Suffering Broken Leg In First Series Vs. PatriotsThe one thing every team hopes for when it comes to the preseason is the avoidance of injuries. For the Lions, that hope was shattered in the opening series of the opening game of the preseason.
Three Keys For Patriots-Lions Preseason OpenerESPN's Mike Reiss shared his three keys with WBZ-TV's Dan Roche to get ready for Thursday night's game. 
What To Watch For As Patriots Open Preseason Vs. LionsHere's What To Watch For from a Patriots perspective in their preseason opener.
Reports: Tom Brady Unlikely To Play In Patriots' Preseason OpenerBetween signing a new contract, practicing in Michigan, and putting his house up for sale, Tom Brady has had a rather busy week. So the quarterback is going to get a night off.
Jakobi Meyers, Chase Winovich Showing Rookie Promise For PatriotsFor the time being, though, the Patriots' rookie class has been getting in some good work in this week's joint practice sessions with the Lions. Among those who have shined are third-round pick Chase Winovich and undrafted wideout Jakobi Meyers.