- Call it a statistical anomaly, a good adjustment, or just good coaching out of the bye, but Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell owns November:
Jim Caldwell’s record by month with Lions— Taylor McDowell ™ (@McTweett) November 13, 2017
September = 6-7
October = 8-9
November = 10-3
December = 7-5
January = 1-3 (2 playoff games)
That 10-3 record in November is the best in the NFL, according to MLive.com.
- Akeem Spence admitted he purposely prevented Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer from getting up after what would become the final play of the first half. “I'm going to lay on you until you decide to get up,” Spence told reporters after the game. Kizer was unable to get to the line in time to snap the ball and give the Browns one last chance at a field goal before the end of the second quarter.
- You can tell Taylor Decker has been jonesing to get back out there on the field:
Thank you to all the Lions out there showing love and support in my return. Been a long road and long time coming. The unwavering support has been amazing. Happy to be back out there with my boys. Only up from here!!— Taylor Decker (@__taylordecker) November 13, 2017
- Because they were so active in free agency this year, the Detroit Lions are not currently projected to receive any 2018 compensatory picks, even though Riley Reiff and Larry Warford signed big contracts this offseason.
- Here’s a small injury update about T.J. Lang and his current status in the concussion protocol:
Mike Valenti on @971theticketxyt just said TJ Lang can’t do his usual “Tuesdays with TJ” segment tomorrow as he remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 13, 2017
- Considering Corey Robinson was essentially a last-minute replacement for Lang—and hadn’t played guard in several years—I’d say he did pretty darn well for himself:
Corey Robinson hadn't played guard since high school. He played all 52 offensive snaps there against Cleveland, and didn't allow so much as a QB hit.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) November 13, 2017
- That nail-in-the-coffin screen pass to Golden Tate? Apparently that was an audible called by Matthew Stafford at the line. The Detroit News has more on the game-sealing score.
- Don’t. Blitz. Matthew. Stafford:
Over the past three weeks, Matthew Stafford has a passer rating of 130.3 when blitzed. Teams have blitzed him on 40% of snaps during that time. Safe to say we might see defenses adapt in the coming weeks.— Brett Whitefield (@PFF_Brett) November 13, 2017