- Now that every team have passed the halfway point in their seasons, several publications put out their All-Midseason teams.
For Pro Football Focus, Matt Prater made their first team, while Glover Quin and Golden Tate were honorable mentions.
MMQB only had one Lions player on their list, and it was neither of the three mentioned above. Rookie Jamal Agnew earned a spot as the return specialist thanks to his two punt return touchdowns.
ESPN followed suit, only naming Agnew to their list.
- We asked, and you did NOT deliver. Matthew Stafford did not win the FedEX Air Player of the Week award. Instead, the award went to... OH COME ON:
Jay Cutler named FedEx Air Player of the Week https://t.co/LRjKkNzSes— Kevin Nogle (@thephinsider) November 9, 2017
- Interesting find from Lions Wire: The Vikings have the lowest odds to win the division among current division leaders in the NFL, according to Football Outsiders.
- I think it’s time we made TJ Jones feel a little more appreciated around here. After many wanted him cut in favor of Jace Billingsley or Jared Abbrederis, Jones has been great through eight games:
After 2 more catches against the #Packers --both for first down-- #Lions WR TJ Jones now has the highest first-down catch percentage (89.5%) in the #NFL— Logan Lamorandier (@LLamorandier) November 9, 2017
17 of his 19 catches have gone for first downs. #OnePride pic.twitter.com/88HDWwmFP7
- Unsurprisingly, the Patriots were awarded former Packers tight end Martellus Bennett off of waivers. Since New England got him, it means the Lions—who have a higher waiver priority—did not put in a claim for Bennett.
- It’s been awhile since we’ve enjoyed some Slowlights. Too long, in my opinion:
- Matthew Stafford jumped three spots in Bleacher Report’s QB rankings after his performance against the Packers.