- Lions receivers are adjusting to having Matthew Stafford back as the starting quarterback. Compared to Shaun Hill, the ball is thrown a lot harder.
- Jim Schwartz is optimistic that Zack Follett's injury will not be career threatening, although he admitted that there are still more tests that need to be done and more information still needs to be gathered.
- Gunther Cunningham thinks the Lions hit the jackpot by signing Bobby Carpenter.
- Interesting stat from Dave Birkett: Washington lost both games where they scored more than 20 points, but they are 4-1 when scoring 17 points or less. Weird.
- Barry Sanders came in at No. 17 on NFL Network's countdown of the league's 100 greatest players. To me, that seems way too low, but I'm obviously biased.
- Speaking of Sanders, The Lions in Winter did a post comparing No. 20's numbers to Emmitt Smith's numbers. It's definitely interesting to look at them side-by-side.
Lions Notes: Barry Sanders Ranked As NFL's 17th-Greatest Player
By Sean Yuille