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8-4, 1st in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Bob Cooter: Just as fun for me to watch Golden Tate running around as it is for fans. Said it is a flaw on his play calling if he doesn't get him the ball.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Teryl Austin said he's ok with opponents getting the ball out quickly because it means the ball isn't going deep. As long as Detroit is tackling well, he's fine with that.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Teryl Austin said they are still figuring out if one guy will be able to replace Quandre Diggs at the nickel or if they mix-and-match based on packages.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said Adairius Barnes, who might play nickel for Lions, is very quick and has good break on the ball. Could end up starting in the slot for Detroit on Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said Asa Jackson is "learning" the system and he isn't going to pick it up in one day. Was signed this week after Quandre Diggs' injury. Played for Caldwell and Teryl Austin in Baltimore.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell would not say when Travis Swanson suffered his concussion or when his symptoms started to show. He played every snap Sunday against New Orleans.

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Do the Bears have any chance against the Lions? (0:54)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions center Travis Swanson did not practice Wednesday due to a concussion. He played every snap against New Orleans.

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Raiders vs. Chiefs among biggest NFL games in December (1:21)
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Lions need RB help; is Fournette in cards?

The Lions are among the worst running teams in the NFL despite their 8-4 record, which makes Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. wonder if the Motor City is a good landing spot for a transcendent talent like LSU's Leonard Fournette. 25 NFL draft questions

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Pettigrew's locker at the Lions practice facility is completely empty and his name plate is gone as well. He was put on NFI yesterday.

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Football Outsiders has some explaining to do

The Lions remain among Football Outsiders' lowest-rated teams in the NFL despite an 8-4 record, two-game lead in the NFC North, and north of an 80 percent chance of making the postseason. Playoff Odds (Insider)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Riddick, Travis Swanson and Ezekiel Ansah all not practicing at the open portion of Lions practice Wednesday. DeAndre Levy was participating, as was Tahir Whitehead and Dwayne Washington.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

When Calvin Johnson retired, Matthew Stafford had an idea of where he thought the Detroit Lions might go this year but didn't know if his team was going to get there because every year is different. So where was that? "I wanted us to be in a good spot at this point in the year."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford on Jim Caldwell's sayings: "Too many to count." Latest one is "productive paranoia."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford said "it's up there" when it comes to if this is the most fun he's had playing football. Lions have won 7 of 8 games.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The full back-and-forth with Jim Caldwell about Lions LB DeAndre Levy, his status and his knee injury. Caldwell has been vague on Levy's injury all year. He hasn't played since Week 1 but has practiced the past three weeks.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions GM Bob Quinn, after the Quick Lane Bowl press conference, declined comment on his team, saying he'll chat after the season. He did, though, chat with Boston College coach Steve Addazio briefly,

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell wouldn't say why the Lions placed Brandon Pettigrew on the NFI list and what happened to place him there.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell on whether or not DeAndre Levy will play this week: "We'll see." Wouldn't answer if he felt he's been fair to Levy with how he's answered questions about his injury throughout this entire process.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.115th
Rushing Yards81.229th
Points For22.818th
Points Against20.9Tied-11th

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