- A few people raised their eyebrows at us after we claimed that Matthew Stafford absolutely needs to be the MVP conversation after seven weeks of play. But we’re not the only ones saying that anymore. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press said he’s “worthy of including in the conversion.” ESPN’s Michael Rothstein believes Stafford has “made himself into a legitimate MVP candidate.” Even NFL.com’s Adam Schein calls him “a top-five candidate.”
- To be fair, there are a fair amount of people who disagree. The Big Lead’s Jason Lisk points to the Detroit Lions’ record as the biggest reason why Stafford is a longshot to win MVP. And then there’s this:
Stafford was pretty wildly up-and-down in this one. MVP talk is outlandish homerism.— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) October 24, 2016
- Regardless of what you think his MVP chances are, Stafford is having a phenomenal year and ESPN’s Bill Barnwell broke it all down in this excellent article:
New column on Matthew Stafford, who might be the best QB in football right now https://t.co/nyNbYfAULR pic.twitter.com/F5lfmyHJv9— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) October 24, 2016
- According to NFL Network, Marvin Jones pulled down the fourth-best catch of Week 7:
Top 5 Catches (Week 7):— NFL (@NFL) October 24, 2016
5. @KingCrab15 (@Raiders)
4. @MarvinJonesJr (@Lions)
- Chris Spielman broke down three key plays from the Lions’ victory over Washington.
- Bad news on former Lions defensive tackle Caraun Reid:
And another one; Caraun Reid to the IR with a torn ACL https://t.co/ou31qceq7J— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) October 24, 2016
- Speaking of former Lions players, the Chicago Bears cut Joique Bell on Monday.
- Calvin Johnson “Dancing With the Stars” update: Megatron advanced again after dancing the Jive this week:
- A story went viral that a Washington coach was seen urinating on the sideline at Ford Field and was... fully exposed. Here is Golden Tate’s reaction:
.@HammerFox2 gets @ShowtimeTate reaction to #Lions fan's viral photos of #Redskins coach urinating on the sideline Sunday. pic.twitter.com/SHgtrzebRZ— David Komer (@DavidKomer_Fox2) October 25, 2016