- Here's a rundown of who started for the Detroit Lions on Thursday night:
#Lions' starting lineup tonight: pic.twitter.com/vLul4xS5WU— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) August 14, 2015
- It sounds like Darren Keyton suffered a season-ending type of knee injury on Thursday night:
Jim Caldwell said he thinks Darren Keyton's knee injury is "pretty significant" and "he'll be out for a while." #Lions— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) August 14, 2015
- On a positive note, Calvin Johnson and Rashean Mathis were in fact given the night off, so there are no injuries to report with either of them.
- The Lions sent out Matthew Stafford, Stephen Tulloch and Don Muhlbach for the coin toss, according to Paula Pasche.
- The official attendance for Thursday's game was 53,395.
- I really hope this nickname catches on:
.@Nate13Burleson just dubbed Golden Tate the "SOFA" (steal of free agency).— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) August 14, 2015
- The Lions are really, really good at winning preseason games:
Assuming the #Lions don't blow this lead, they will improve to 23-6 in the preseason since 2008. #PreseasonChamps pic.twitter.com/p3DoHPOWrj— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) August 14, 2015
- I have to say, I'm not really a fan of how this looks:
Every stadium this year has the 50-yard line numbers painted gold to celebrate golden anniversary of Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/AYmGCLAJi5— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 13, 2015
- I know they want to get rid of the jerseys, but who is going to actually buy these things?
The #Lions are still selling Ndamukong Suh jerseys at Ford Field for $60-100 a pop. http://t.co/72oIOByiWM pic.twitter.com/ktZ90Zor3I— Freep Sports (@freepsports) August 13, 2015
- Finally, your quote of the night:
Larry Warford on the first-team offense: "That shit was sweet." Succinct.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) August 14, 2015
Lions notes: More on Thursday's preseason opener
Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Thursday's preseason game against the New York Jets.
By Sean Yuille