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Coach Jim Schwartz calls it “the peer group” — the teams the Lions have to beat consistently to advance from playoff team to championship contender.
General manager Martin Mayhew looked at the playoff field — specifically the six NFC teams that qualified for the postseason — as the measuring stick.
The Oakland Raiders are continuing their coaching search.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting former Detroit Lions head coach and current Philadelphia Eagles assistant Marty Mornhinweg will interview for the job.
The Lions were one of 14 teams that carried three quarterbacks all season, and one of five — the Colts, Jets, 49ers and Panthers were the others, according to Stats LLC — who never dressed their third quarterback on game day.
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Topics: Detroit Lions, Martin Mayhew, Matthew Stafford