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End of the Week Notes

The work week is over and now moving onto the weekend, it's that time again for some Lions football.  Today, there's quite a few great college football games to watch, along with a potential series-clinching game in baseball.  That should hold everyone over to tomorrow where the Lions take on the Bills.  But, before that happens, here's the latest from Allen Park.

  • The Lions have been practicing the last few days in order to prepare for Buffalo when they come to town on Sunday in a big game for both teams.  Buffalo needs to get a win here to keep their chances of a division title alive, and Detroit just needs a win to get a win.

  • It's a good thing this game isn't being played in Buffalo as the city got approximately two feet of snow this week.  Detroit received a pretty good amount in the air, but none really stuck to the ground.  I can't even imagine how hard it would be to clear the field and stands if this was at Buffalo.

  • Matt Millen may finally have realized where talent is in the NFL Draft.  This year's first round pick Ernie Sims is one of the best rookies statistically in the entire league.  He has 54 total tackles already this season, which is the most by a Lions' linebacker through the first five games since 1998.  Also, Sims is the leader of all defensive rookies in tackles.

  • Quarterback Jon Kitna may have fourth quarter woes in the crunch time, but for the most part is ranking at the top of all the statistical categories.  Kitna is ranked first in completions, second in attempts, second in passing yards, and eighth in completion percentage.  If he could continue that success into the closing stages of games, then maybe Detroit can snag a few wins.

  • The 2006 "Football 301: Interactive Studies" seminar is scheduled for November 10th at Ford Field.  The seminar, which starts at 5:00 p.m., will teach students different strategies and drills involving the game of football.  Advanced tickets are $50, and if you buy them on the day of the event, they are $60.