- Two Lions are up for awards this week: Drew Stanton and Maurice Morris. Stanton is one of three nominees for the FedEx Air Player of the Week. (Philip Rivers and Mike Vick are the others up for the award.) Morris is nominated for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the week. Considering DeSean Jackson and Patriots offensive guard turned kick returner Dan Connolly are also up for the award, I don't like his chances of winning very much.
- The Lions would have the No. 5 pick of the 2011 NFL Draft if the season ended today. With two more great chances to pick up wins (Miami sucks at home and is now out of the playoff hunt and Minnesota is just a hot mess), it's actually possible that the Lions could play their way out of the top ten of the draft order.
- Ndamukong Suh visited Detroit Children's Hospital on Tuesday and showed off more of his dancing skills as he played the Michael Jackson video game with some of the kids there.
- This past Sunday, the Lions, Red Wings and Pistons all went to overtime. Oddly enough, the Wings were the only team that lost, but that didn't change the fact that Detroit made sports history, as it became the first city ever to have a team in the NFL, NHL and NBA go to overtime on the same day.
Jim Schwartz joked that the proudest moment of his football career was dropping 77 points on the computer on the Mattel electronic football game, which was his favorite Christmas gift growing up.
- Dominic Raiola was upset over a comment Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris made last week in the lead-up to this past Sunday's game. The comment seemed innocent enough, so I think this was simply an example of how anything can be turned into bulletin board material. Whatever works, though.
- Speaking of Raiola, his brother Donovan was just waived by the Buccaneers. He played on Sunday against Detroit.
- The Vikings don't seem ready to place Brett Favre on injured reserve just yet. He suffered a concussion on Monday against the Bears after his head bounced off the icy turf on a sack, but his season and likely his career haven't been ended yet. I highly doubt he will play this week, but I certainly wouldn't rule him out for the Vikings' Jan. 2 game against the Lions in the season finale for both teams.