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Lions Notes: Matthew Stafford, D.J. Moore Speak On Incident

  • D.J. Moore, who was thrown down by Matthew Stafford on Sunday and ejected after retaliating, claimed he couldn't let it go because Stafford was going after his "livelihood" by targeting his neck. Stafford sees things differently and said he was simply "trying to get him off" as best as he knew how.
  • For what it's worth, Calvin Johnson said the big hit Lance Briggs delivered on him was clean.
  • Ndamukong Suh was interviewed by Dan Patrick today and said this about Jay Cutler's helmet popping off on one of his hits: "It just so happens to be in the act of ... sometimes helmets come off. I know my helmet has been popped off."
  • On Sunday, the Lions defense allowed only one touchdown. The offense gave up two and special teams gave up one.
  • The Lions' biggest problem on Sunday was turnovers. In the first eight games, they had only five turnovers. On Sunday, they gave the ball away six times.
  • Stafford set a franchise record for pass attempts in a game on Sunday with 63, according to the Free Press. The record he broke was 62 attempts by Charlie Batch in 2001.
  • The Lions had to pass it so much because they were down, but it is odd that they threw the ball so often considering Jim Schwartz admitted the wind was affecting Stafford's throws. (Schwartz said it wasn't Stafford's injured finger causing the problems.)
  • Schwartz was asked on Monday about Jahvid Best and basically had no update. Schwartz simply said that Best has to be symptom free to return, and apparently he isn't yet at that point in the recovery process.
  • I think Lions linebacker Justin Durant said it best on Twitter after Sunday's game in summing up what happened: "Got our ass kicked plain and simple no excuses or justification...another big game nxt week."
  • Nick Fairley is looking forward to playing against Cam Newton, his former teammate at Auburn.
  • The Sunday night game for Week 12 will be the Steelers vs. Chiefs matchup. The NFL decided against flexing a new game into primetime. Since the two games seemingly being looked at for Sunday night in Week 13 are Lions/Saints and Steelers/Bengals, keeping Pittsburgh in primetime in Week 12 is probably a good sign for Detroit's game being flexed.
  • There are co-champions in Pride of Detroit's survival football group: Elfuego51 and GoToTheJoe.

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