- 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:
- Just 24 hours after signing former quarterback-turned-tight end Logan Thomas, the Detroit Lions lost rights to him, as the Buffalo Bills signed Thomas to their active 53-man roster.
- In response, the Lions brought back linebacker Brandon Chubb, who they released to make room for Thomas on Monday:
Lions signed LB Brandon Chubb to their practice squad. Had an open spot after TE Logan Thomas was signed by the Bills off Detroit's PS— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) November 30, 2016
- 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):
- Slay was also the second-highest rated cornerback of Week 12 according to Pro Football Focus.
- The NFL flexed a few games for Week 14. The Lions-Bears game has been flexed from FOX to CBS, but the game remains at 1 p.m. ET.
- We are witnessing a kind of Lions season we may never see again: