- 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:
.@Lions WR @ShowtimeTate has forced 16 missed tackles on his catches this season, the most for any receiver. pic.twitter.com/EOVZuGGWp4— Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthPFF) November 30, 2016
- According to Pro Football Focus, Darius Slay is the No. 5 cornerback in the league this season:
According to @PFF, #Broncos CBs @AqibTalib21 and @ChrisHarrisJr are the No. 1 and No. 2 best cornerbacks in the #NFL. pic.twitter.com/3lviZL25Cd— Jon Heath (@JonHeathNFL) November 30, 2016
- Wednesday, Matt Prater was awarded his second Special Teams Player of the Week in November. On Thursday, he was awarded Special Teams Player of the Month.
- The always-classy Drew Brees had some nice words for Matthew Stafford:
"I respect the way he plays...he can make throws that some guys just can't make," Drew with high praise for DET QB Matthew Stafford #DETvsNO pic.twitter.com/clXAhecnmE— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 30, 2016
- Sending all of our well-wishes to Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who underwent emergency eye surgery on Wednesday night.
- 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:
Hey @NickSwardson pic.twitter.com/E68FW69oSG— Jimmy Landes (@jimmy_landes) December 1, 2016
- The Lions actually have somewhat decent Super Bowl odds, believe it or not:
Updated odds to win Super Bowl: Saints 125 to 1; Lions 30 to 1. But Saints favored by 5.5 Sunday.— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) December 1, 2016