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Notes: No Lions players rank among the top 50 in NFL jersey sales

Maybe new uniforms will help?

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

  • Tahir Whitehead made Football Outsiders’ “All-Keep Choppin’ Wood” team, which is a dubious honor awarded to players “who did the most to help their teams lose games.” Here’s what they had to say about Whitehead:

Whitehead was terrible attempting to cover running backs down the field, and he's a big reason why the Lions had a 34.2% DVOA trying to cover running backs in the passing game. Whitehead also allowed 13 broken tackles and had a broken tackle rate of 12.6 percent -- not good at all. Too many missed tackles, too many times where he was simply outplayed.

  • Supporting Football Outsiders’ case is the following from Tim Twentyman:

  • This is hilarious. Make sure you watch the entire thing by clicking the link:

  • Speaking of Prater, he was one of 14 NFL players at the Pro Bowl to publicly tell that he would be comfortable with a gay player as a teammate.

  • Patriots coach Bill Belichick loves him some Bob Quinn: