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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford, Theo Riddick set franchise records

A few Detroit Lions players finished the season by placing themselves among the record books.

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  • 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:
  • Matthew Stafford also marked another franchise high in 2015: And while we're complimenting Stafford, (with some help from Kyle Meinke) let's just remind everyone how amazing his final eight games were:
  • #WeOwnTheBears:
  • Apparently, Black Monday is no longer a thing in the NFL, because teams got a head start on Sunday:
  • 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: