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Lions notes: Detroit only had 10 men on field for final kick

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Today's notes breaks down another mistake from the Lions that almost handed the Packers the game.

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  • When the Green Bay Packers lined up for the potentially game-winning kick, the Detroit Lions shockingly only had 10 men on the field: Jim Caldwell addressed the play in Monday's press conference and admitted that the Lions were shorthanded on TWO field goals on the day. He took complete blame for the errors.
  • Ameer Abdullah now leads the league in kickoff return yards and return yard average: Even if you take away his long return from Sunday, Abdullah would rank fourth in return average.
  • I don't think it can be overstated how well the Lions' secondary played against the Packers:


  • Jerry Mallory's latest podcast is up, as he celebrates the Lions' huge win in Green Bay.
  • Don't overlook Sam Martin's performance on Sunday. In a low scoring game, he consistently pinned the Packers deep in their own zone:
  • Wondering what Drew Stanton is up to? Being awesome is all: