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Lions notes: More on Thursday's win over Bears

Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Thursday's win over the Chicago Bears.

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  • With their victory on Thanksgiving, the Detroit Lions improved to 8-4 and surpassed last season's win total.

  • Calvin Johnson made some history on Thanksgiving:
  • Johnson (offense), Glover Quin (defense) and Don Muhlbach (special teams) served as the Lions' captains on Thursday.

  • You can tell that Johnson has a lot of respect for Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, who is out for the season with an injury.
  • Thanksgiving was a pretty cool day for the Fuller family. Following the game, Corey Fuller played host to Kyle for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • This is a pretty great line:
  • Matthew Stafford's accuracy was quite good on Thursday, to say the least.
  • The Lions offense caught fire when it finally broke out of its ridiculous slump, and that is good news considering what the upcoming schedule looks like.
  • The defense was in a slump of its own by going 10 quarters without a sack before Andre Fluellen took down Jay Cutler to end that drought.

  • The Bears really didn't even try to run the ball against the Lions, as they only had eight total carries on the day.
  • In honor of his 200th career start, Dominic Raiola got a game ball and a pretty sweet gift from his fellow offensive linemen. Johnson also got a game ball on Thursday.

  • Lions players really like to hurdle defenders.

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