- The Detroit Lions added safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to their practice squad on Monday. He fills the spot that was opened up when Rodney Austin was signed to the 53-man roster last week.
- Chris McCosky put together an outstanding piece on the Lions' leadership transformation since last season.
- The Lions haven't had a linebacker go to the Pro Bowl since Stephen Boyd in the 2000 season, but DeAndre Levy could change that this year. What's more, Levy could become the first non-defensive back ever in the Super Bowl era to lead the NFL in interceptions.
- Speaking of players deserving of going to the Pro Bowl...
Larry Warford has allowed 0 sacks this season. Stephen Peterman, the guy he replaced, had allowed 4 by this time last year.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) December 2, 2013
- Might Shaun Hill be a hot commodity on the free-agent market in 2014? Given the demand for quality backup quarterbacks, Dave Birkett thinks it's possible.
- Because I can't get enough stats about how great the Lions' run defense is, here's another one:
Eddie Lacy was first hit at or before the line of scrimmage on nine of his 10 carries. He had more yards after contact than rushing yards.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) December 2, 2013