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Lions notes: Golden Tate forcing more missed tackles than any receiver in NFL

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I can’t tackle Golden Tate, but neither can most NFL defenders.

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  • Wondering why the Detroit Lions like to use Golden Tate so much in the quick passing game? It’s because he’s one of the most elusive wide receivers in the game:

  • According to Pro Football Focus, Darius Slay is the No. 5 cornerback in the league this season:

  • The always-classy Drew Brees had some nice words for Matthew Stafford:

  • A lot of people seem to think Lions kicker Matt Prater looks a lot like comedian Nick Swardson, who happens to be a big Vikings fan. Swardson has picked up on the comparisons, and it looks like rookie long snapper Jimmy Landes noticed, too:

  • The Lions actually have somewhat decent Super Bowl odds, believe it or not: