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Lions Notes: Detroit Rising In NFL Power Rankings

  • Matthew Stafford was mic'd up for this past Sunday's game. You can check out what he said during NFL Network's Sound FX tonight at 9:30 p.m.
  • Nate Burleson was recently interviewed by NFL Network. During the interview he jokingly said he wants to be the "black Wes Welker" this season.
  • National Football Post's Matt Bowen thinks Calvin Johnson is the "best red zone weapon in the game."
  • The Lions are up to fifth in Pete Prisco's NFL power rankings. They are ranked 10th by SB Nation and seventh by Pro Football Talk.
  • Jim Schwartz hasn't shared an exact timetable for Nick Fairley's return, but he did say that Fairley will "play a lot of football for us this year." If I had to guess, I would say that Fairley will return for the Monday night game against the Bears in a few weeks.
  • Lomas Brown thinks the Lions offense is "like playing a video game." I would agree, but even I'm not usually as accurate as Stafford is in real life.
  • Via Chris Mortensen, Cris Carter apparently wants fans to know that he does think Calvin Johnson is a top five receiver. Perhaps he should have just said that in the first place.