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Lions notes: Several players set personal records against Eagles

The Detroit Lions' absolute dominance over the Philadelphia Eagles will remain documented in the record books.

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  • Thursday was a breakout game for Ezekiel Ansah. His 3.5 sacks mark the most he's ever had in a game, while his total of 11.5 sacks on the year is not only is a personal best, but it is currently the most in the league. Ansah also tied a franchise record with 11.5 sacks through 11 games, a number previously set by Doug English in 1983.
  • Oh, and this is pretty impressive from Ansah:
  • One more note on Ansah: Jim Caldwell doesn't even think we've seen the best from him yet. "I think he's really just kind of scratching the surface. I don't think anybody knows exactly how good he can be," Caldwell said in his post-game press conference. That's a scary thought.
  • Matthew Stafford tied a personal best with five passing touchdowns against the Eagles. He also had his highest passer rating of his career:
  • Stafford has been dominant over the past three weeks:
  • After another huge game, Theo Riddick now leads the all running backs in receptions:
  • If you're like me, you were hypnotized by the mysterious mustachioed man on the Eagles sideline: Well, it turns out this guy is not a figment of my imagination and is actually a real person. His name is Joe O'Pella and he's an athletic trainer for the Eagles. He's also raising money to increase awareness for men's health. You can donate to his page here.

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