- After being underdogs for four straight games, the Detroit Lions are finally considered favorites this week against the Carolina Panthers. According to OddsSharks, the Lions opened as three-points favorites.
- Despite running for Detroit’s only rushing touchdown on the season, Ameer Abdullah has not been used once as a rusher on third down:
#Lions leading rusher, Ameer Abdullah, has 66 carries for 257yds. No carries on 3rd or 4th DN yet this year (46 on 1DN, 20 on 2DN) #OnePride pic.twitter.com/45KJ26Zkai— Anthony Bellino (@ACBellino) October 3, 2017
- Martha Ford reportedly asked Detroit Lions players to stop kneeling during the anthem after promising to donate money to community efforts related to the players’ cause. Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Steve Longa kneeled during the anthem on Sunday. However, it’s unclear whether that was protest related or in honor of Longa’s late father, who was killed in a traffic accident on Thursday.
- Speaking of the protests, Michigan lawmakers have held up legislation that would allow production of Lions-themed license plates for which a percentage of proceeds would go to charity. The reasoning for halting the legislation? The NFL protests have angered some members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
- If the PODcast isn’t enough Lions talk for you, be sure to check out our own Jerry Mallory’s spinoff podcast “Hindsight 20.” Lions talk is always better with a little Jerry Mallory in there:
- Miles Killebrew, a Nevada native, knew several friends who were injured in Sunday night’s terrorist attack in Las Vegas that left over 50 people dead.
- Tahir Whitehead reached out to Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who suffered a torn ACL during Sunday’s game against the Lions:
Heal up soldier @dalvincook your future bright fam— Tahir Whitehead (@Big_Tah47) October 2, 2017
- Akeem Spence was mic’d up for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, and he likes to talk. Check out DetroitLions.com’s Sights and Sounds for Week 4.