Theo Riddick didn't play a single snap on offense on Sunday. In fact, he only had seven snaps on special teams. Why the sudden decrease in playing time? Jim Caldwell explained on Monday:
"Theo does a lot that Reggie does... There's only one spot." Caldwell on Riddick's lack of snaps yesterday— Tori Petry (@sportstori) December 8, 2014
- The Detroit Lions' run defense has been amazing this season.
The #Lions are allowing 62.8 rushing ypg this year. If the season ended today, that would be tied for the 5th lowest mark in NFL history.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) December 8, 2014
1991 Lions were 6-2, 7-4 and 9-4 en route to a 12-4 finish and NFC Central title. 23 years ago the last time #Lions were 9-4.— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) December 8, 2014
Matthew Stafford has taken a lot of abuse this season from a sacks standpoint.
Lost in the Lions' big win: Matthew Stafford was sacked 4 more times. Now at 39, setting a new career high. (36 in 2011)— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) December 8, 2014
Joseph Fauria has had an interesting couple of days on Twitter.
- The Quick Lane Bowl, which will be played at Ford Field on Dec. 26, will feature North Carolina and Rutgers. I'm sure Eric Ebron is pleased with that matchup considering he'll get to see his former team play at the stadium of his current team.
- This is some top-notch trolling:
BTW, today's Rams coin toss captains were the six active roster players the team acquired using picks from the 2012 RG3 trade.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) December 7, 2014
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is officially out for the season.
- Former Lions defensive backs Louis Delmas and Danny Gorrer are also out for the season. Delmas tore his ACL, and Gorrer tore a pair of ligaments in his knee.
Lions notes looks at Theo Riddick, Reggie Bush and much more.