- The Detroit Lions may not have much of a running game, but Matthew Stafford is more efficient on play-action passes than any other quarterback in the league:
Best-Rated Quarterbacks using PLAY ACTION this season!— NFL Matchup on ESPN (@NFLMatchup) December 6, 2017
Note that you don't need a dominant run game to PA teams effectively...doesn't hurt though.#OnePride #TitanUp #HTTR #GoSaints #Colts #LARams #Skol #Bengals50 #ChiefsKingdom #InBrotherhood pic.twitter.com/UK55pB7thc
- Fresh off his first career NFL touchdown, linebacker Nick Bellore was a guest on this week’s #AskALion. See what he regrets about his first touchdown and what special guest Tahir Whitehead had to say.
- It’s Buccaneers week. Time to watch Barry Sanders tear up his former divisional foe for Throwback Thursday:
How dominant was @BarrySanders against the Bucs?— NFL (@NFL) December 7, 2017
In 20 career games: 2,653 yards from scrimmage + 16 TDs.
Unbelievable. #tbt (via @HarrisonNFL) pic.twitter.com/uqqMFxzRXA
- Despite a poor team showing, Zachary Warber of the Detroit Lions Podcast thought that Taylor Decker had a strong game against the Ravens and has the tape to prove it.
- Only Antonio Brown is seeing tighter press coverage than Marvin Jones Jr. (and it hasn’t seemed to stop either of them):
Lowest average yards of cushion pre-snap #nextgenstats— Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) December 6, 2017
Antonio Brown 4.1
Marvin Jones 4.4
DeAndre Hopkins 4.5
Amari Cooper 4.6
Dez Bryant 4.7
Julio Jones 4.8
- Who is the most irreplaceable player on the Lions roster, outside of Matthew Stafford? According to the Associated Press, it’s kicker Matt Prater.
- Just in case you weren’t convinced Darius Slay is having a phenomenal year...
DVOA against #1 WRs:— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) December 7, 2017
1. Jaguars, -66.4%
2. Broncos, -41%
3. Ravens, -32.5%
4. Lions, -29.8%
20. Seahawks, 9.8%
- Here’s more video of the second attempt to implode the Pontiac Silverdome (h/t: Lions reddit):