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Lions notes: Kickalicious stops by practice

Lions notes looks at Havard Rugland, the team's captains this week and much more.

Leon Halip
  • Havard Rugland -- yes, the man called Kickalicious -- visited the Detroit Lions' practice on Friday. He wasn't there to try out for the Lions' kicker job or anything like that, though. He simply stopped by to visit with his former team.
  • The Lions' captains this week are Dominic Raiola (offense), Ziggy Ansah (defense) and Josh Bynes (special teams). As noted by Kyle Meinke, Raiola is the first player to be a captain more than once this season.

  • Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson have enjoyed the anonymity that comes along with being in another part of the world.
  • This is just a great line from Stafford:
  • This is a pretty interesting stat about Stafford:
  • According to what Martin Mayhew said earlier in the week, the Lions are planning to get TJ Jones on the practice field in the near future. When Jones does start practicing, the Lions will have a few weeks to decide if he should be activated from the PUP list or spend the remainder of the season on it.

  • According to FiveThirtyEight, a Lions win on Sunday would increase their chances of making the playoffs by 7.6 percent. A loss, on the other hand, would decrease the Lions' playoff chances by 12.7 percent.

  • The MMQB's Jenny Vrentas presented a very interesting plan for how the NFL could expand its global presence without permanently moving a franchise to London.

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