- Matthew Stafford is one of the nominees for the FedEx Air Player of the Week. Matt Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger are also nominated.
- LeBron James wasn't the only basketball player who took notice of Calvin Johnson's performance on Monday night.
- This comment from Jim Caldwell is worth keeping in mind as the season progresses:
Caldwell's opener: "You're never as bad as you think you are when you lose. You're never as good as you think you are when you win."— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) September 9, 2014
- In the wake of the Ray Rice fiasco, Caldwell made it clear that the Detroit Lions have a "zero tolerance policy" when it comes to domestic violence.
- Kevin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles were inactive on Monday because of the Lions' game plan against the New York Giants. On Tuesday, Caldwell indicated that both players will likely get to play in the future; it'll just come down to the Lions having a game plan that involves additional receivers.
- Why didn't Joseph Fauria dance after he caught a 2-point conversion on Monday night? He had a pretty great explanation on Twitter:
Sorry y'all. I only dance for 6✋☝️ - not for 2✌️! pic.twitter.com/3HvAa7ih6O— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) September 9, 2014
- The Lions are really emphasizing family this season:
- After missing the Carolina Panthers' opening game of the season, quarterback Cam Newton is expected to play against the Lions this week.
- The announcers for Sunday's Lions/Panthers game are going to be Chris Myers and Ronde Barber.
- Former Lions punter Drew Butler, who was with the team this summer, has signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
- Former Lions tight end Michael Egnew, who was briefly with the team before the final round of cuts, has joined the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.
- In other former Lions news, Aaron Berry and Micheal Spurlock were both released on Tuesday.
- Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula has reached an agreement to buy the Buffalo Bills. The deal is reportedly worth $1.4 billion.
Lions notes: Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, more
Lions notes looks at Matthew Stafford, Kevin Durant's thoughts on Calvin Johnson and much more.
By Sean Yuille