- After another game-winning drive, Matthew Stafford stands above all other quarterbacks in comebacks since 2011:
Matthew Stafford's game-winning drive Sunday was his 19th since the start of 2011, tied for the most in the NFL pic.twitter.com/etVossLmqY— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 12, 2016
- The Detroit Lions gave extensions to two players on Friday and both of them had fantastic performances in the opener. First, punter Sam Martin set a franchise record against the Colts:
Sam Martin set a team record for gross punting average (58.8) & net punting average (55.5) in a single game.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) September 12, 2016
- Running back Theo Riddick was the other player to get paid right before the season began, and he kicked things off Sunday with a career-long touchdown run:
That 21-yard TD run was a career-long run for Theo Riddick. #Lions lead 7-0. #DETvsIND— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 11, 2016
- Pro Football Focus has their five highest rated players on offense and defense from Sunday’s game.
- Here’s your post-game press conference roundup: Jim Caldwell, Ameer Abdullah, Matthew Stafford.
- Kerry Hyder, after tallying two sacks in the season opener, is hoping his Madden rating will go up a little:
It's 62 right now! RT @Austin_Binienda: Kerry Hyder trying to get that madden rating way up— Kerry Hyder Jr. (@KerryhyderJR) September 12, 2016
- A few former Lions had some good things to say about the team after the win on Sunday:
Big lions win ... lets keep it going tomorrow night @dancingabc @lindsayarnold #dwts #nfl #lions https://t.co/fINB1hSHHP— Calvin Johnson, Jr. (@calvinjohnsonjr) September 11, 2016
Lions have the best receiving backs in the NFL. And I’m not sure there is a close 2nd.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) September 11, 2016