Lions notes: More on Sunday's loss to Steelers

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Matthew Stafford threw his 100th and 101st career touchdown passes on Sunday. In the process, he became the fourth-fastest player to 100 career touchdown passes in NFL history (behind only Dan Marino, Kurt Warner and Johnny Unitas).

  • Calvin Johnson made some history of his own on Sunday by crossing the 1,000 yards receiving mark yet again.
  • Before everything went downhill in the second half, the Detroit Lions put up some ridiculous numbers in the second quarter and first half in general.
  • Speaking of things going downhill in the second half, Mike Tomlin was quite honest when asked about how the Pittsburgh Steelers kept Johnson off the stat sheet in the final two quarters. That's not exactly a very reassuring thing to hear about the offense's game plan in the second half.

  • Johnson and Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown exchanged jerseys following Sunday's game.

  • Joique Bell left Sunday's game because he re-aggravated a tendonitis injury in his lower right leg, per MLive. Also, Glover Quin left Sunday's game after suffering an ankle injury.

  • Until Bell got hurt, the Lions had essentially benched Reggie Bush following yet another fumble.

  • With Bill Bentley out again, the Lions decided to go with Don Carey at nickelback. In turn, this kept Darius Slay off the field on defense.

  • The Lions' trip to Pittsburgh was a rough one even if you don't take into account the result of the game.
  • Former Tigers manager Jim Leyland was among a few notable people at Sunday's game.
  • The Steelers apparently pulled the plug (literally) on the Lions' pre-game music/dance party. Okay then.

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