Lions Notes: Matthew Stafford Nominated For GMC Never Say Never Moment Of The Week

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions is chased by Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 25, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
  • Matthew Stafford and the Lions are up for the Week 3 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week.
  • The announcers for Sunday's game between the Lions and Cowboys will be Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. On the one hand, it's good that the Lions are playing well enough to get the top broadcasting crew, but on the other hand, it's another broadcasting crew I am not a fan of. I guess I could say that about most of FOX's announcers, though. There is very little talent in most of their lineups.
  • Ryan Donahue had quite the game on Sunday, and Jim Schwartz said on Monday that Donahue's average hang time was 4.65 seconds.
  • Schwartz had nothing but praise for Brandon Pettigrew, who played a crucial role in the Lions winning on Sunday.
  • Schwartz explained on Monday why he was shouting at the officials to "learn the f---ing rules" after Sunday's game.
  • Isaiah Ekejiuba hurt his shoulder during Sunday's game and underwent further testing on Monday.
  • Aaron Berry hurt his groin on Sunday. If he can't play this week, this could be the opening that allows Alphonso Smith to return to the lineup.
  • The awesome catch Calvin Johnson made in overtime to set up the game-winning field goal was something he and Matthew Stafford practiced during warmups.
  • According to Jon Zimmer, 75.9 percent of teams that have started 3-0 since 1990 have made the playoffs. This means there are no guarantees, but the Lions are certainly in good shape after starting the season with three straight wins.
  • Here's an amazing stat (from FS Detroit via Philip Zaroo): This is the first time the Lions and Tigers have been in first place at the same time since Sept. 29, 1980.
  • Vikings running back Adrian Peterson understandably isn't too happy with not getting a ton of carries in the second half.
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