Oct 2, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (81) makes a catch against Dallas Cowboys safety Abram Elam (26) in the second quarter at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

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Lions are hoping RB Jahvid Best can be an immediate difference maker for their offense
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

If Best gets clearance from independent doctors to return to the field in a couple weeks, offensive coordinator Scott Linhean gets back a potentially key component to forcing opposing defenses out of the two-high safety sets the Lions have been seeing all season.

2013 Detroit Lions NFL draft watch — Week 6
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

Each Saturday during the college football season, we’ll highlight a handful of prospects with locally televised matchups who could be a fit for the Detroit Lions in the 2013 NFL draft based on need.

Chad Greenway fined $21,000 for hit on Calvin Johnson
Michael David Smith – Pro Football Talk

Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway delivered a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit to Lions receiver Calvin Johnson on Sunday, and he’s paying for it.

Greenway has been fined $21,000, the NFL confirmed.

After the game Greenway acknowledged that he was in the wrong and that he expected to be fined.

Lions video review: What happened to the long ball?
Jeremy Reisman – Pride of Detroit

Through three weeks, many were wondering why the Detroit Lions weren’t trying to throw the ball further down field. Against the Minnesota Vikings, I noticed that Matthew Stafford was looking downfield more often than in previous weeks, yet he almost never pulled the trigger. Were his receivers failing to get open? Were the Vikings preventing deep routes? Was Stafford simply hesitating too much? I decided to head to the “All-22″ coaches film to check it out.

BARRY SANDERS BLOG: WHAT THE LIONS NEED TO DO
Barry Sanders (yes, that Barry Sanders) – SOTL.com

Last year, the Lions appeared to come out of nowhere a suddenly formidable strong team. As almost a Cinderella story that blindsided many teams. Even though the record doesn’t show it, the truth is we were a few special teams plays away from being undefeated. It’s frustrating. I know first-hand.

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