- On the game-clinching naked bootleg, Matthew Stafford apparently called his own number.
Reggie Bush said Matt Stafford's bootleg for a first down late was Stafford's call. Something offense worked on all week, but QB decision.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 28, 2014
- The return of James Ihedigbo allowed the Detroit Lions to be a bit more flexible with their secondary.
Lions using Glover Quin in the slot early. Ihedigbo and Abdul-Quddus on at same time.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) September 28, 2014
On defense, the LIons are using Gorrer in the nickel in likely passing downs, IAQ as 5th DB when run is an option— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 28, 2014
Golden Tate tied his career high in catches on Sunday with eight total against the New York Jets. Even though Calvin Johnson didn't do much, his mere presence helped make that happen:
Rex Ryan said the Jets' top priority was to stop Calvin Johnson, and that Golden Tate "beat a lot of things."— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) September 28, 2014
- When Johnson doesn't contribute much statistically, things typically don't go well for the Lions. That wasn't the case on Sunday, though.
- I could get used to this:
That's the 3rd kneel down for the Lions to end a game this year. It speaks to the whole "finishing" thing this offseason. #DETvsNYJ— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) September 28, 2014
- When the Lions were down by the goal line, they brought in Travis Swanson as an extra blocker who was also an eligible receiver.
- Sunday was actually the first time the Lions wore their road jerseys during the 2014 regular season.
Lions notes: More on Sunday's win over Jets
Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Sunday's win over the New York Jets.
By Sean Yuille