- Several Detroit Lions players and coaches have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Glover Quin, Eric Ebron, Quandre Diggs and special teams coach Joe Marciano all have friends and/or family in the region. Dave Birkett has more on their situations.
- If you’re interested in providing aid to those affected by the Hurricane, SB Nation has a handy guide of all the ways you can help.
- Former Wolverines. NFL sixth-round picks. Future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. It’s like looking into a mirror:
- Lions rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis struggled mightily against the New England Patriots on Friday, but in his post-game interview, he said, “it was the best thing to ever happen to me.”
- Here were the top performers from Friday’s game on offense and defense, according to Pro Football Focus:
Top Graded #Lions on O vs NE:— Brett Whitefield (@PFF_Brett) August 26, 2017
Jake Rudock- 82.9
Matthew Stafford- 82.1
Tim Wright- 79.1
Jared Abbrederis- 78.5
- Matthew Stafford came in at No. 75 in ESPN’s Top 100 players of 2017 list. Stafford was ranked below Derek Carr, but ahead of guys like Andrew Luck, Philip Rivers and Dak Prescott.
- After dropping Friday’s game to the Patriots, the Lions fell one spot to No. 11 in Chris Simms’ weekly power rankings.