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Lions notes: Detroit has second-toughest schedule going forward

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The road doesn’t get any easier ahead.

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  • Our friends at Buffalo Rumblings put together the remaining strength of schedule for each NFL team and things do not look good for the Detroit Lions:

The Lions have the second hardest schedule remaining. Those two remaining games against the 5-0 Vikings probably have something to do with that.

  • This past offseason, Doug Farrar claimed that Travis Swanson was a top five center in the league and we laughed it off. Now Farrar and Ethan Young have graded out every center’s performance through six weeks and we may owe Farrar an apology:

  • Here’s what Matthew Stafford looked like after picking up his first career win against—you guessed it—Washington:

Matthew Stafford earned his first career win against Washington on 9/27/09. #TBT

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  • Here are the captains for Sunday’s game against Washington: