- The Detroit Lions released a great hype video to help you get pumped for the 2016 season. You may want to watch it with a coat on, as it will probably give you chills (Editor’s note: Unfortunately the video won’t embed, you’ll have to click through):
- The NFL also released Twitter emojis for every team this year that get automatically tweeted when using a team specific hashtag:
- Pro Football Focus lists Lions receiver Marvin Jones as one of 10 breakout candidates for 2016.
- The Lions’ offense wasn’t the only one with struggles in the preseason. According to Tim Twentyman, the Colts’ first-string offense had seven possessions in the preseason and only came away with two field goals.
- Jeremy Kerley seems to be catching on with the San Francisco 49ers:
Jeremy Kerley just arrived in San Francisco but is already a starter at receiver and the 49ers' top punt returner https://t.co/MyT3jnoeDJ— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 7, 2016
- The Ringer power ranked the Lions at No. 19, listing them as a “team good enough to fail.”
- The Lions will get Ed Hochuli’s refereeing crew on Sunday against the Colts. Hochuli’s crew was responsible for the fourth-most flags on game day last year.