- 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:
And with that catch, Calvin Johnson has eight career touchdowns on Thanksgiving, the most in NFL history.— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) November 27, 2014
- 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.
Lions WR Calvin Johnson gave his game jersey to injured Bears CB Charles Tillman.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) November 27, 2014
- Thanksgiving was a pretty cool day for the Fuller family.
Corey Fuller played host to Kyle for Thanksgiving dinner.
- This is a pretty great line:
Calvin Johnson was asked if he apologized to Corey Fuller for what he did to his brother, Kyle: "Corey told me to pour it on him"— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 27, 2014
- Matthew Stafford's accuracy was quite good on Thursday, to say the least.
Stafford’s completion percentage of 75.6 (34-of-45) is the highest in team history by a quarterback with 45+ attempts in a game.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) November 27, 2014
- 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.
Lions have scored 3 TDs on their last 3 drives. Prior to that they had scored 2 TDs on their last 37 drives.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) November 27, 2014
#Lions: Most points since Wk 1 and good sign with TB, MIN and CHI next. Those defenses 29th, 18th and 26th in TDs allowed/gm entering Wk 12.— Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@SandoESPN) November 27, 2014
- 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.
The Bears' 13 rushing yards against the Lions ties their fewest since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger (also had 13 rush yds vs the Packers in 2011).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 27, 2014
- In honor of his 200th career start, Dominic Raiola got a game ball and a pretty sweet gift from his fellow offensive linemen.
The Detroit Lions offensive line went in to get Dominic Raiola a gift for his 200th NFL start. A $3000 bottle of Louis XIII cognac.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) November 26, 2014
- Lions players really like to hurdle defenders.
Lions notes: More on Thursday's win over Bears
Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Thursday's win over the Chicago Bears.
By Sean Yuille