- Matthew Stafford was mic'd up for this past Sunday's game. You can check out what he said during NFL Network's Sound FX tonight at 9:30 p.m.
Nate Burleson was recently interviewed by NFL Network. During the interview he jokingly said he wants to be the "black Wes Welker" this season.
- National Football Post's Matt Bowen thinks Calvin Johnson is the "best red zone weapon in the game."
- The Lions are up to fifth in Pete Prisco's NFL power rankings. They are ranked 10th by SB Nation and seventh by Pro Football Talk.
- Jim Schwartz hasn't shared an exact timetable for Nick Fairley's return, but he did say that Fairley will "play a lot of football for us this year." If I had to guess, I would say that Fairley will return for the Monday night game against the Bears in a few weeks.
- Lomas Brown thinks the Lions offense is "like playing a video game." I would agree, but even I'm not usually as accurate as Stafford is in real life.
- Via Chris Mortensen, Cris Carter apparently wants fans to know that he does think Calvin Johnson is a top five receiver. Perhaps he should have just said that in the first place.
- Although Martin Mayhew declined to shake hands with Scott Pioli after Sunday's game, Jim Schwartz did shake hands with both Pioli and Todd Haley.
- Randy Cross, the color commentator for Sunday's Lions-Chiefs game, spent a couple minutes of the second quarter talking about quarterback windows and panes of glass and Stafford. It was all quite odd.
- Some of Ndamukong Suh's Twitter followers pulled off a mini-card stunt before the Chiefs game.
- On Tuesday, Nike Football posted pictures of what its "Hyperwarm Shield Mock Base layer" will look like for NFL teams. The pictures have since been removed, but Business Insider has a look at the picture of the Lions version of the shirt.
- Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins is out for the season because of a neck injury.
- It turns out Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo fractured a rib and suffered a
collapsedpunctured lung on Sunday. It sounds like he will try to play this week, which suggests he will be ready to go next week when the Lions come to town. Of course, he has to make it to next week, and this doesn't seem like a minor injury, so we will have to wait and see if he is able to play.