- Partially lost in the Detroit Lions unfortunate defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons was Matt Prater’s performance. The Lions kicker was 4-for-4 on field goals Sunday, including one from 55 yards out and one from 57. Those were Prater’s third and fourth field goals made from 55 yards or longer, an NFL record... just three games into the season:
Per @EliasSports, @MattPrater_5 is the first kicker in @NFL history to make 4⃣ 55+yd FGs in a single season— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 25, 2017
And we're only 3⃣ games in. pic.twitter.com/LL1M5xI6wL
- After several players demonstrated during the national anthem of Sunday’s game, one Lions fans is planning to hold a protest during Detroit’s next home game against the Carolina Panthers.
- Darius Slay has been a top five cornerback through three weeks:
Don't throw at these guys pic.twitter.com/L5lDDZcyK0— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 25, 2017
- Should the Lions have had an extra second on the clock after officials enforced a 10-second runoff? Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press busts out the stopwatch to find out.
- The Lions swapped out offensive tackles on their practice squad, sending Storm Norton to the waiver wire yet again:
#Lions sign T Dan Skipper to the practice squad and release T Storm Norton from the practice squad: https://t.co/D7M5wWcoZD pic.twitter.com/VJgjovsXZD— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 25, 2017
- Our own Jerry Mallory has his own Detroit Lions podcast, and he goes HAM on the league’s rulebook in this week’s episode:
- Here’s a quick recap of how other publications view the final play of the Lions-Falcons game:
- Deadspin believes the Lions got screwed by the rule, not the call.
- Former NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino thinks the play was correctly called and the rule makes sense.
- MLive’s Kyle Meinke doesn’t think Detroit was screwed by the clock, as “there's no play in football (besides a spike) that takes just 1 second.”