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Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz was relatively quiet in his postgame news conference about referee Ed Hochuli calling unnecessary roughness on his rookie defensive lineman.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said today that his separated right shoulder is feeling better and he plans to begin throwing this week.

The injury news continues to get grim for the Detroit Lions, who might lose cornerback Alphonso Smith — their leader in interceptions with five — to a significant right shoulder injury.

The Detroit Lions, who face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, are 2-10. But Lions’ coach Jim Schwartz is upbeat about his team.

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