Ndamukong Suh set a new Detroit Lions record for career sacks by a defensive tackle on Sunday.
That first sack was officially credited to Suh. He now has the team record for Sacks from a DT (29.5). Passed Shaun Rogers. #DETvsMIN— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 12, 2014
- As a team, the Lions tallied eight sacks for the first time in a long, long time.
George Johnson, who played a big part in the Lions' pass rush against the Minnesota Vikings, had a pretty great Sunday.
George Johnson, who was cut by the Vikings last year, gave a passionate pre-game speech to the DL and got a game ball after the win.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) October 12, 2014
- I mean, wow:
The #Lions have given up 1,624 yards in 6 games. It's the least since 1991 (1,588)— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 12, 2014
Through six games #Lions have allowed 82 points. The least given up by them since 1970 (82). Tied for 3rd least through six games since 1940— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 12, 2014
Theo Riddick left Sunday's game after aggravating his hamstring injury, but he's already planning to play next week.
Reggie Bush, who was inactive on Sunday because of an ankle injury, is also planning to play next week (against his former team, the New Orleans Saints).
- It's time for our weekly section of depressing stats about the Lions' awful kicking game.
In 21 seasons Jason Hanson never missed more than nine 40+ yard field goals. The Lions have already missed nine from 40+ this year.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) October 12, 2014
Lions have now missed more FGs in a season (10) than Jason Hanson ever missed in a season (9).— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) October 12, 2014
- Part of the problem is that the Lions are stalling drives short of the red zone at a pretty alarming rate.
Lions have tried 77 percent of their kicks from at least 40 yards. NFL-wide average is 43 percent.— Noah Trister (@noahtrister) October 12, 2014
- On a positive note, Sam Martin's reaction to Matt Prater's one made field goal on Sunday was pretty great.
- What happened to the Lions' offensive line?
Matthew Stafford has been sacked 21 times this year. Was sacked 23 times all last year.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) October 12, 2014
- According to Mike O'Hara, Sunday was the Lions' first outdoor road game against the Vikings since 1981.
Ryan Broyles is not happy with his lack of playing time, and I don't blame him one bit.
It's tough to keep a smile on your face when you feel like u are being held back but remember you are where u are for a reason!— Ryan Broyles (@RyanBroyles) October 12, 2014
Your plan may not be his plan! The light will shine sooner than later on you! Keep pushing someone sees ur worth!— Ryan Broyles (@RyanBroyles) October 12, 2014
Lions notes: More on Sunday's win over Vikings
Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings.
By Sean Yuille