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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford is a nominee for FedEx air player of the week

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Today's Lions notes covers Stafford's chance at weekly honors, Ziggy Ansah's on-field audio and Ameer Abdullah's secret impact on the team.

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  • Another day, another crazy stat about how Matthew Stafford has been playing since the bye week:
  • As a result of his play against the 49ers, Stafford is a nominee for FedEx's air player of the week. You can vote for him here

  • Ezekiel Ansah was Wired for Sound this week. Watch him beg Joe Staley for just one sack. 

  • Ameer Abdullah has had a bigger impact on the Detroit Lions than you may have thought:
  • Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com broke down how the Lions defense adjusted in the second half to create pressure on Blaine Gabbert

  • How have the Lions turned things around since November? Well, this has a lot to do with it:
  • Kent Platte of SideLionReport.com broke down the Lions' 10 biggest needs this offseason and how to fill them.