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Lions notes: Matt Prater wins NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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  • For the second time this year, Matt Prater won the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award. Prater booted the game-tying and game-winning field goals in the final minutes of the Thanksgiving game against the Minnesota Vikings:

  • In response, the Lions brought back linebacker Brandon Chubb, who they released to make room for Thomas on Monday:

  • Sam Martin has also won Special Teams Player of the Week this season. And although he didn’t win this week, he’s still having a monster season:

  • Darius Slay is also up for weekly honors. He is the sixth Detroit Lions player nominated for the CastrolUSA Clutch Performer of the Week (his second time this year):

You can vote for him here, as well.

  • We are witnessing a kind of Lions season we may never see again:

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