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Lions notes: Kenny Golladay eclipses 1,000 yards for second year in a row

The young receiver hit the 1,000-yard mark for the second year in a row on Sunday.

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Third-year wide receiver Kenny Golladay has reached the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the second year in a row.

As Pro Bowl votes trickle in, many argue the young receiver is deserving of a trip to Orlando after totaling 1,008 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games this season. He’s currently leading the league receiving touchdowns.

Golladay caught Detroit’s lone touchdown pass on Sunday in the Lions’ 20-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. His six catches for 58 yards pushed him over the 1,000 mark for the second consecutive year.

Last year, Golladay reached the 1,000-yard mark against the Buffalo Bills in 14 games. From 2018:

Golladay joins just 40 other wide receivers in NFL history to have at least two 1,000-yard seasons in his first three years.

In what’s otherwise been a gloomy season, it’s nice to see someone shine.

And onto the rest of your notes:

  • “Patricia and Quinn have failed. The task has proven too big for them.” Bob Wojnowski from The Detroit News argues why team owner Martha Ford should consider letting the pair go.

  • Meanwhile, Chris Burke with The Athletic takes a look at the role of faith. “If they’re right, one day we’ll all look back on these 2018 and ’19 seasons as the means to an end — ugly blips that set the stage for an extended, storied run. If they’re wrong, what this season has become won’t build anything other than a bridge from one regime to another.” Subscription required.

  • David Blough did get a little shred of credit from’s “What We Learned from Sunday’s Week 14 Games”, saying he “did maintain poise despite being sacked five times and playing from behind the entire game, which is certainly impressive considering he was thrown into the mix just last week.” I wouldn’t read the rest of it..... Including the Seahawks recap. “What were the Lions thinking when they traded away Quandre Diggs to Seattle for nickels on the dollar?”

  • Guhhhhh who is chopping onions in here? Kelly Stafford posted on her Instagram a video of Matthew surprising her with his “My Cause, My Cleats” pick — the Acoustic Neuroma Association in honor of his wife’s battle with a brain tumor.
  • OK! Something I actually wanna hear about - six players weigh in on their favorite breakfast foods. Each week Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press picks something to ask the players about to give you an insight as to who they are.

  • And also, this is a thing.

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