- For all of the problems the Detroit Lions have had already this season, they haven't had to deal with the distractions that come along with Ndamukong Suh. Last week, Miami had to deal with a controversial play in which Suh inadvertently kicked the helmet off an opposing player. This week, a report was released that Suh ignored defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle's game plan and freelanced "creating confusion on the defense." While the Lions could certainly use Suh's help right about now, it's still nice not to have to deal with stories like this on a weekly basis.
- Kyle Meinke put together a devastating look at what Matthew Stafford looked like after the game:
"There was a blood-soaked bandage on his left forearm, near the elbow. He began picking at a bandage around his left wrist. His throwing arm looked beat up too. It's no wonder he put on long sleeves for that press conference.
The big toe on his left foot was blue.
Two toes on his right foot were taped."
Read the entire story here. It speaks to how tough of a guy Matthew Stafford really is.
- Sitting at 0-2, the Lions will have to overcome some tough odds to make the playoffs:
Since 1990, NFL teams that started -- 2-0 made playoffs 63% of time 1-1 made playoffs 41% of time 0-2 made playoffs 12% of time— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 21, 2015
- Pro Football Focus ranked Stafford as the 31st-best quarterback through two weeks. The reason will not surprise you.
- I don't know if this will make Lions fans feel better, but there are a lot of surprising teams that sit at 0-2 after two weeks:
Colts Ravens Seahawks Lions Eagles Giants Saints ======== 0-14— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 22, 2015
- Former Lions safety Bennie Blades is being inducted to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.