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The Dungeon of Doom is a Detroit Lions podcast from MLive hosted by Ben Raven and Kyle Meinke. Six decades of uninterrupted losing is almost mathematically impossible. Yet here we are and you are too. Ben and Kyle will capture what it means to root for the one NFL team that is guaranteed to break your heart with stories from the road, interviews with your favorite players, breakdowns of the X's & O's and so much more. Tune in weekly.
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The new schedule has dropped, and the fellas think big things are ahead for Detroit. They break down the new schedule, then analyze rookie minicamp and the Jared Goff extension. Finally, hear from Goff himself after signing the biggest deal in team history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Kyle and Ben are back from a very, very long weekend in Allen Park. They share their insights into the Lions' draft class, how it came together, the moves they liked best, and what's left to be done for one of the league's best teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy MLive Media Group
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Pencils down. It's time for Kyle and Ben to turn in their final NFL mock drafts. And this week's episode features their selections for the Detroit Lions and a discussion on some of the key differences in their final projections. Also, Kyle met up with quarterback Jared Goff for a chat ahead of the NFL draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
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Kyle and Ben re-open the mailbag with the NFL world quieting down for a second in the lead up to the draft. The guys discuss breakout players to watch for the Lions, Jameson Williams expectations and the chances the team might target a cornerback on Day 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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From the troubling Cam Sutton ordeal to free agency, it's been a busy week for the Detroit Lions. New uniforms are on the way, and so are massive contract extension talks for Goff and St. Brown. Oh, and the NFL announced some sweeping rule changes after owners voted to implement new kickoff, trade deadline and roster rules. Kyle's there in Orlando,…
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Kyle and Ben analyze the Detroit Lions' first week in free agency, which included a trade for a cornerback, a signing of another cornerback, two big pieces up front -- and whole lot of questions about what exactly Brad Holmes was doing, for some reason. The fellas break down why they're not surprised by Detroit's moves, and which ones they like mos…
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Kyle and Ben are back after a long week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The guys break down what they heard — including from Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell — and who they like most for Detroit in the NFL draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy MLive Media Group
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Kyle and Ben have dropped their first mock drafts heading into this week's NFL scouting combine. Kyle projects Detroit to fill its most immediate need -- a No. 1 cornerback -- while Ben finds better value going with a versatile offensive lineman who would solidify that unit through some anticipated attrition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
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Kyle and Ben have taken a nap or two after the long season, and return to the mic with a bagful of questions about how the Lions will proceed through the offseason. The fellas take a look at all the biggest priorities, from contract extensions (hello, Jared Goff and Amon-Ra St. Brown) to pending free agents (hi there, Graham Glasgow and C.J. Gardne…
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Kyle and Ben were there for it all — the red-hot first half and the brutal second-half collapse. The Lions lost 34-31 in San Francisco, falling short of that Super Bowl berth after leading by 17 points at halftime. But the future is bright, and that’s not just us trying to spread false cheer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc…
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Derrick Barnes tells his tale of playoff triumph, having gone from the end of the roster to making a heroic interception that clinched the win against Tampa. Then, 49ers beat writer Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle stops by to preview the championship game. Spoiler alert: They’re all taking San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices.…
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Kyle and Ben were at Ford Field for the Lions' 31-23 playoff win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jared Goff continues to shine, the defense stood tall at the end, and Derrick Barnes clinched their spot in a play-in game for the Super Bowl with a pick in the final minutes. The fellas react to the biggest performances, up and down this all-grit ros…
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Kyle and Ben are joined by a very special guest, the voice of the Lions himself, Dan Miller. They relive the historic win against Los Angeles, the coronation of Jared Goff, the guts of Dan Campbell, before looking ahead to what it all means for a divisional game against Tampa Bay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Ben and Kyle burn the midnight oil at Ford Field after an instant classic against Matthew Stafford and the L.A. Rams. They discuss Jared Goff's resilience, Dan Campbell's aggressive football paying off, and some defensive concerns ahead of yet another home playoff game next Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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A special week requires a special episode, and Kyle and Ben have brought in Rams beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic to go deep inside the Lions playoff opener against Los Angeles. Hear in-depth analysis of why the Rams gave up on Jared Goff, why they went all-in for Matthew Stafford, how the former Lions great has taken L.A. all the way t…
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Kyle and Ben were at Ford Field for the Lions’ 30-20 win against Minnesota. They recap an impressive victory, break down what the LaPorta injury means to the team, plus look forward to a tantalizing playoff matchup against Matthew Stafford and the Rams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Kyle and Ben are back with a mailbag that was brimming with good questions about the Lions. There were the obvious about the debacle in Dallas, while the guys also weigh their offensive and defensive MVPs, the future of Jared Goff and the possibility of the Rams coming to Detroit in the first round of the playoffs. (Yes, please.) Learn more about y…
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Kyle and Ben were in Dallas for the Lions' 20-19 loss against the Cowboys, and were as stunned by the 2-point conversion ruling as you were. Just an incredible miscommunication from the officials, and it cost Detroit the game -- and a likely shot at the No. 2 or No. 1 seed. Hear from the fellas on the play, plus Taylor Decker and Dan Skipper themse…
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Kyle and Ben are back from the division-clinching win in Minnesota, and taking your questions for the weekly mailbag. They dive into Dan Campbell's comments about avoiding complacency, talk about the state and future of that vaunted offensive line, sort out what might happen with the safety rotation in the coming weeks, then finish things off with …
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Kyle and Ben are back with another jam-packed mailbag, which is brimming this week with questions about the Lions' playoff situation, Jared Goff, Hendon Hooker and changing expectations. Plus, hear from the one-and-only Ceedy Duce, who gave a wild interview about how he was able to return in three months after being told he'd be out for six. And we…
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Kyle and Ben are back from Chicago, and trying to figure out what's gone wrong during the Lions' midseason swoon. They're just 4-3 in their last seven games, and their vaunted offense is struggling. That includes at quarterback. Kyle and Ben also weigh in with their predictions for Detroit down the stretch, as it tries to close out its first divisi…
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Kyle and Ben talk 'til the lights go out at Soldier Field after Detroit’s 28-13 loss. The guys discuss the brutal penalties, uncharacteristic self-inflicted mistakes and missed opportunities that haunted the Lions in Chicago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy MLive Media Group
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Kyle and Ben are back with another mailbag podcast ahead of Detroit's trip to face the Chicago Bears. The guys discuss whether it's safe to say the Lions dropped the ball at the trade deadline with their defense struggling as injuries mount, and where that group goes from here. They also touch on Hendon Hooker's future, playoff scenarios and a note…
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Kyle and Ben discuss Detroit's 33-28 win over the Saints to move to 9-3 in Week 13. There were highs and lows, with rookie tight end Sam LaPorta looking like a star as the secondary delivered another troubling showing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy MLive Media Group
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The last quarterback to win a playoff game for Detroit stops by to talk about his Lions years, and his dramatic story of surviving a suicide attempt. He's written a book called "The Ultimate Comeback," now available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy MLive Media Group
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Kyle and Ben were at the Thanksgiving loss instead of with their families. Clearly, they have issues - and so do the Detroit Lions, whose defense continues to trend the wrong way heading into December. The guys break down what's happening on that side of the ball, along with the recent upturn in turnovers by Jared Goff. Learn more about your ad cho…
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Ben and Kyle break down a wild night at Ford field, and an especially wild final five minutes. After struggling with another mobile quarterback, Detroit's defense grew into the game and saw out a narrow victory: the Lions' eighth of the season. Jameson Williams showed more signs of progress, and Goff bounced back for a flawless final drive after th…
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Kyle and Ben are back from Los Angeles and after taking a nap or two, they're opening up the mailbag. They talk about Jameson Williams' progression, the future of the offensive line, and just how much money it's going to cost to lock up Penei Sewell. Plus, a look ahead to this week's game against the Chicago Bears. Learn more about your ad choices.…
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Kyle and Ben were in Los Angeles for the Lions' wild 41-38 win against the Los Angeles Chargers. They break down the big afternoon from Jared Goff, a brilliant performance from the running game, and the ballsy (their word, not ours) decision to go for a fateful fourth-and-2. But there is concern about a defense that is struggling against elite QBs.…
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Kyle and Ben are back from the bye week, and they have a loaded episode this week. They open up the mailbag to talk about what the Lions got in Donovan Peoples-Jones, and what they didn't get at the trade deadline. Then Graham Glasgow joins the program to talk about how pissed he was to be benched coming out of camp, and his rise back into the star…
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Kyle and Ben are back from Ford Field, where the Lions pulled away from Las Vegas for a thrilling 26-14 win on Monday Night Football. Jahmyr Gibbs led a 222-yard outburst from the running game, while the defense came after Jimmy Garoppolo hard and often. Detroit now heads into the bye with a legitimate case as one of the NFC's best teams. Learn mor…
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Kyle and Ben are here to remind you that all is not lost after the bludgeoning in Baltimore. The Lions are still 5-2 and in total command of the NFC North. But they also have clear issues on defense, and injuries in the secondary. With a division title within reach, could they explore the trade market for help ahead of Monday's deadline? That and m…
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Kyle and Ben open a mailbag brimming with questions about the league-leading Detroit Lions. (Still sounds weird, doesn't it?) The guys dive deep into the Jared Goff debate, and get some great perspective from OL Graham Glasgow. They also chat about just how far the organization has come since the last time they played Baltimore, how they could hand…
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Kyle and Ben open up the mailbag once again this week. Topics covered include Ben Johnson's bright future, Jared Goff's likely contract extension and the guys' thoughts on what's changed for the Lions after years of management and coaching futility. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Even missing key players, the Lions continue to find new ways to win. Kyle and Ben break down a dominant performance at Ford Field that brings the lions to 4-1 on the season, atop the NFC North. They discuss Goff's best game of the season, with kudos to David Montgomery, Sam Laporta, Aidan Hutchinson and Taylor Decker - who's played through a total…
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Kyle and Ben are opening up the mailbag heading into Carolina week. Jameson Williams is suddenly eligible to play in that game, but what should expectations be for the second-year receiver? The guys also dive into the return of Emmanuel Moseley, the disappearance of Levi Onwuzurike, and Detroit's Super Bowl chances. Learn more about your ad choices…
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Kyle and Ben were at Lambeau Field for the 34-20 win against Green Bay. It was a big night for David Montgomery, Jerry Jacobs and the organization itself, which now wakes up in sole possession of the NFC North lead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy MLive Media Group
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Ben and Kyle dive into the mailbag ahead of the Atlanta Falcons' trip to Ford Field on Sunday. Hindsight is 20/20, but should Detroit have drafted Bijan Robinson? Listeners also want to know how Detroit plans to improve defensively, particularly in the pass rush. Plus, a positive note on Jared Goff's consistency. Learn more about your ad choices. V…
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Kyle and Ben were back at Ford Field as the Detroit Lions lost in overtime to the Seattle Seahawks, despite a rowdy home crowd. There were injuries, missed chances and an absent pass rush. The guys discuss what it means and why they aren't sounding the alarms just yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Kyle and Ben are back after the thrilling win in Kansas City, and they're opening up the mailbag for questions. Lots of folks are wondering about the status of Taylor Decker's injured ankle, why the Lions are taking things slow with Jahmyr Gibbs and how to avoid a letdown on Sunday against Seattle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
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Ben and Kyle are buzzing after a thrilling Lions win against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. The guys discuss what it means for Detroit to be 1-0 for the first time since 2017. Plus, stay tuned until the end for jubilant scenes from the Lions' locker room. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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With Lions-Chiefs on deck, Kyle and Ben are opening up the mailbag one last time before traveling to Kansas City. Jahmyr Gibbs was a big topic of discussion, and his chances of winning rookie of the year. Also, what's the deal with Isaiah Buggs, a projected starter who has been benched in Week 1? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
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Ben is back from eating pasta in Italy, and joins Kyle for an in-depth look at some of the toughest roster decisions heading into the final days before cuts. Then Dylan Drummond joins the program to talk about his journey from a tryout in the spring to the roster bubble heading into the finale in Carolina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
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