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Amari Spievey moves past personal tragedy and back into Detroit Lions’ starting lineup
Justin Rogers – MLive.com
Usually, when a player loses their starting job, it’s because someone is better.
Sometimes, it’s a little more complicated.
During this year’s training camp, safety Amari Spievey plummeted down the Detroit Lions’ depth chart, falling behind veterans Erik Coleman and John Wendling. While the coaching staff contended they needed more consistency from the third-year pro out of Iowa, Spievey was battling something far more personal.
Lions have been no match for Cutler
Brad Biggs – Chicago Tribune
The vaunted Lions defensive line has been more bark than bite against Jay Cutler.
NFL fines Lions’ Nate Burleson $10,000 for TD celebration
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press
The quarterback is 5-1 as a Bears starter against the Lions and has a career 105.0 passer rating against them in seven starts overall. It’s his best passer rating against any opponent with a minimum of four starts, just ahead of the 100.8 he has posted against the Vikings.
The NFL fined Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson $10,000 for his touchdown celebration against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Burleson celebrated his touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford late in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field by flapping his arms like an eagle and then he pretended to shoot it down.
Lions would love to start faster
The Lions (2-3) have scored 73 points in the fourth this season, trailing only Denver’s 79, and both victories came after final-period rallies. Detroit scored a pair of late touchdowns to upend St. Louis in the opener and had a 17-point fourth quarter to force overtime before winning at Philadelphia last Sunday.
The same offense has produced just 50 points and two touchdowns in the first three quarters five games into the season.