- Sunday's game marked Matthew Stafford's 84th career start for the Detroit Lions, tying a franchise record with Greg Landry. Assuming Stafford's hand injury doesn't hold him out of next week's game in London, he will break the record against the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Your daily reminder that the offensive line is a dumpster fire:
Sore point for Matthew Stafford: on 26 pass attempts he was hit 13 times today vs Vikings. One hit for every two attempts.— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) October 26, 2015
- Just how bad was the Lions' offensive drought in the middle of the Vikings game? Very bad:
The #Lions had 160 yards in the first quarter. With 8:41 left, they've got 175 total.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) October 25, 2015
- The Lions had a familiar face in the locker room post-game:
Dominic Raiola in the Lions locker room after the game— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 25, 2015
- Should the Lions have challenged Calvin Johnson's catch late in the game? Hard to say. The ball is incredibly close to the goal line, but I have a hard time believing it would be overturned by replay. In the end, I think Jim Caldwell did the right thing by saving a much-needed timeout. The Lions should have absolutely been able to score from there with three chances, anyway.
- Former Detroit Pistons coach Flip Saunders passed away on Sunday. Detroit Bad Boys and Canis Hoopus have respectful tributes of Saunders' life and career.