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Lions notes: Matt Willis, Reggie Bush, Ndamukong Suh, more

Lions notes looks at Matt Willis, Reggie Bush, Ndamukong Suh and much more.

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  • Aaron Wilson reports that the Detroit Lions recently worked out wide receiver Matt Willis, who was with the team up until the final round of cuts this year. Willis also recently worked out for the San Diego Chargers.

  • This is a pretty good stat:
  • This is also a pretty good stat:
  • As noted by Patrick Daugherty, Reggie Bush is currently on pace for 2,165 total yards this season.

  • Bush made some history in the month of September despite missing a game.
  • Ndamukong Suh received a +5.7 grade on Pro Football Focus for his play this past Sunday. On the season, Suh has an overall grade of +17.8, which is second on defense only to Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (+28.9).

  • The Lions' franchise record for passing yards will likely be broken later in the season by Matthew Stafford.
  • How about some love for David Akers?
  • Jim Schwartz called the idea that Israel Idonije was tipping the Chicago Bears' calls on defense "ridiculous." Dave Birkett's film review seems to back up Schwartz's comment.

  • Per Jennifer Hammond, Tony Dungy admitted on Sunday night that "they were not the same old Lions" against the Bears. Earlier in the season, Dungy said the "same old Lions" showed up when they lost to the Arizona Cardinals.

  • The NFL is reportedly considering changing the preseason to three games and adding two more teams to the playoffs.

  • Stanford's Barry J. Sanders looks a lot like his father on the football field.

  • Even though Matt Cassel led the Minnesota Vikings to victory on Sunday, Christian Ponder is still considered their starting quarterback.

  • The Tennessee Titans are reportedly open to trading wide receiver Kenny Britt, but it doesn't seem likely that the Lions will pursue a deal for him.

  • The Denver Broncos are really, really good and the Jacksonville Jaguars are really, really bad. Lucky for us, these two teams play in Week 6, and the spread is expected to be an NFL-record 28 points.

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