- With his four receptions on the day, Theo Riddick set the Detroit Lions' single season record of most receptions by a running back. Riddick finished the year with 80 receptions, topping James Jones' previous record of 77 catches.
- Riddick was also the third Lions player to reach 80 receptions on the year, which is extremely rare for a team:
The #Lions have become the fifth team in @NFL history to have three players catch 80+ passes in a season. pic.twitter.com/9EPrEK3Kio— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 3, 2016
- Matthew Stafford also marked another franchise high in 2015:
Matthew Stafford finished the season with a 67.2% completion percentage. That, friends, is a team record.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) January 3, 2016
Stafford completed 70.0% of his passes in the second half, which is just stupid— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) January 3, 2016
Stafford's QB rating in the second half of the season: 110.1. Entering today, Russell Wilson was leading the league at 109.3.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) January 3, 2016
It has been 1099 days since the #Bears have defeated the #Lions. #WeOwnTheBears— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) January 4, 2016
- Apparently, Black Monday is no longer a thing in the NFL, because teams got a head start on Sunday:
Not even Monday yet, and 49ers, Browns, Eagles, Titans and Dolphins have changed head coaches. Still to be resolved: NO, IND, NYG, others.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2016
- Travis Swanson's shoulder injury may be more serious than it appeared. He could be on the road to a long recovery, as Jim Caldwell suggested Swanson may get surgery in the offseason.
- Remember Greg Salas, the former Lions receiver who turned some heads in the preseason before suffering a brutal-looking knee injury? Well he finally got to see the field on Sunday with the Bills and made some real contributions:
#Lions preseason standout Greg Salas, had his first catches of the season today. 3 for 41 yards for the #Bills over the #Jets.— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) January 4, 2016