- After his phenomenal fourth quarter, Darius Slay is up for NFL.com’s “Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of Week 5.” Vote for him here.
- In other honors, Slay won the vote for best defensive back of Week 5:
@Ike_SwagginU wants to know...— NFL Now (@NFLNow) October 10, 2016
Best defensive back of Week 5 (so far)?
- Matthew Stafford has been excellent outside of the pocket this year:
Most TD passes when outside the pocket:— Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthPFF) October 10, 2016
Aaron Rodgers 4
Matthew Stafford 3
Matt Ryan 3
Jameis Winston 3
- And Stafford hasn’t been just doing it with his arm. As MLive’s Kyle Meinke pointed out, Stafford is having a career year running the ball so far.
- Calvin Johnson seems to only be getting better on “Dancing with the Stars.” This week, the DWTS crew surprised him by having Jerry Rice throw him a football at the end of his routine, and the two All Pro receivers ended up meeting for the first time:
Unfortunately, Calvin scored a 24/30 for his routine, which was tied for the lowest score of the week. He was not eliminated, but is on the hot seat for next week.
- As pointed out in the offseason, the Detroit Lions will be honoring their 1991 team this week against the Rams. As part of the festivities, the Lions will be offering 1991 retro pricing of $3.50 for beer and $2.50 hot dogs.
- Standout cornerback Bene Benwikere was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins:
Former #Panthers CB Bene Benwikere was awarded to the #Dolphins off waivers, source said. Where you’d expect.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 10, 2016
- It may not mean much, but it’s always important to keep things in perspective:
┳┻|— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) October 11, 2016
┻┳| •.•) Lions have a better
┳┻|⊂ﾉ record than the
┻┳| defending NFC champs