Detroit Lions 2012 slate: NFC North division darkhorse?

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The NFC North figures to be a three-horse race in 2012. The Green Bay Packers will be the favorite, as they were 15-1 last season. The Chicago Bears have made some good moves this offseason and figure to be a major player in the NFC. And then there’s the Detroit Lions who’s young nucleus gets older and better next season.

The Lions made a breakthrough last year, finally have a winning campaign and reaching the postseason after many years of futility. Looking at their schedule, here’s the chance for them to vault from sixth seed wild card to division champ this year.

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Detroit Lions 2012 preseason schedule; multiple arrests on marijuana charges

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The Detroit Lions have been making headlines lately.

For marijuana usage and police reports. Mikel Leshoure and Nick Fairley have run into the trouble with the long arm of the law, and their news has dominated Lions related headlines lately. Leshoure faces a felony charge;

In January, offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath was arrested for simple possession of marijuana after he was spotted on a hotel surveillance camera putting two blunts in the drawer of a hallway dresser. Fairley faces a second degree marijuana possession charge.

But there is on-the-field news too. The Lions preseason schedule is out.

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