- This is going to be amazing to watch:
Matthew Stafford adds to his NFL Films legacy. He was mic'd up for this game. Asked him about it after: "They should be paying me."— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 19, 2014
- Matthew Stafford is on the verge of breaking another franchise passing record.
Stafford tied Bobby Layne for most career TD passes in Lions history with 118.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 19, 2014
- Stafford's tackle on his second interception turned out to be pretty important.
Matthew Stafford, who made a TD-saving tackle on his last INT, said he last played defense in 8th grade when he was a free safety— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 19, 2014
- Golden Tate set two more career highs on Sunday.
Golden Tate's 10 catches and 154 yards were both career highs. #Lions— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) October 19, 2014
- Corey Fuller's game-winning touchdown was actually the first TD of his NFL career.
- An audible by Glover Quin and James Ihedigbo helped lead to the Lions' key interception late in the fourth quarter.
Quin said he and Ihedigbo switched spots in Cover 1 right before Brees INT to try and confuse him, normally GQ high, Digg low, not there— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 19, 2014
- The Lions absolutely shut down Drew Brees at the end of Sunday's game.
Correction: Brees was 2-of-10 for 7 yards with an interception the last two drives. Still pretty good by #Lions D.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 19, 2014
Carlos Monarrez reports that Brandon Pettigrew limped to the X-ray room following Sunday's game. During the game, Kyle Meinke reported that trainers were looking at Pettigrew's right leg and ankle, so it appears another Lions tight end may be injured.
Sam Martin deserves some love for the game he had on Sunday.
Unsung hero: @SamMartin_6. Four of his five punts downed inside the 20, including clutch coffin corner that went out inside the 1.— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) October 19, 2014
- You're not wrong, Matt Prater.
Prater on his field goal off the upright: "I think if I would have missed that everyone in Detroit would have tried to kill me today."— Carlos Monarrez (@cmonarrez) October 19, 2014
- Amazingly, Sunday's game was the Lions' first all season without a missed field goal. It's been a pretty rough year for their kickers:
#Lions FGs by week: 1: 2/3 (Freese) 2: 0/2 (Freese) 3: 1/2 (Freese) 4: 1/2 (Henery) 5: 0/3 (Henery) 6: 1/3 (Prater) 7: 1/1 (Prater)— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) October 19, 2014
Lions notes: More on Sunday's win over Saints
Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Sunday's win over the New Orleans Saints.
By Sean Yuille