- Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday that the chances of Aaron Rodgers playing against the Detroit Lions this week are "slim to none." It's not clear if Green Bay will start Matt Flynn or Scott Tolzien at quarterback, but it sounds like Flynn will get the nod.
- The Lions didn't actually practice on Monday, but they released practice designations anyway:
#Lions didn't practice today, if they had, Calvin Johnson, Louis Delmas, Glover Quin, Israel Idonije and Chris Houston would've been out.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) November 25, 2013
- Here's the broadcast crew for Thursday's Lions/Packers game:
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman joined by Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews on sidelines for Thursday's broadcast of #Lions #Packers— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) November 25, 2013
- So much for that whole players-only meeting idea.
Stafford said no players-only meeting necessary. He said meetings took place in individual position rooms— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) November 25, 2013
- Dominic Raiola was nearly released by the Lions last offseason before he agreed to take a pay cut.
- The Lions are going to sell 1,500 standing room only tickets for the Monday night game against the Baltimore Ravens. Go here for more information.
- Jason Hanson has been added to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
- The NFL flexed the Week 14 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints into the Sunday night slot.
- Deadspin has a great chart on what an NFL head coach does over the course of a week during the season. Talk about a tough job.
- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is expected to be out again this week.