WATERBURY, Conn. -- The last time Jim Schwartz was in Detroit, he was carried off the field on the shoulders of some Buffalo Bills. Now, he has a chance to go 2-0 in Ford Field this season.
Schwartz, now the defensive coordinator with the Bills, will return to the Motor City on Monday night as part of the Bills' game against the New York Jets that is being rerouted to Detroit due to the epic amount of snow that has fallen in Western New York. And in a strange, perhaps shuddering twist for Detroit Lions fans, the coordinator he'll be matched up with is Marty Mornhinweg, the offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.
The same Jets -- kind of, since Michael Vick is now the quarterback instead of Geno Smith -- that the Lions beat on the road the week before losing to Buffalo at home this season, prompting the Schwartz Shoulder Carry.
Of course, the Lions have other things to worry about than their former coaches coming to town one more time. Detroit has to face New England -- the AFC's top team right now -- before a short week against arguably their biggest rival, Chicago, in Ford Field on Thanksgiving.
And now, searching for Lions and other news from around the Interwebs:
Lions assistant Teryl Austin not thinking about the Florida job. Detroit is fairly healthy as only Jason Jones misses practice among guys who might play Sunday. TJ Jones trying to get up to speed for Detroit. Joe Lombardi is limiting the calls on his play sheet Sunday. Ten(ish) Questions with...Dan Orlovsky. The Lions-Patriots preview.
Tom Brady has seen it all, writes Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett in the Detroit Free Press.
Detroit's offense is going to be tested, writes Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News.
The Lions might need to change what they are doing against New England, writes Kyle Meinke of MLive.