Sep 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detroit Lions guard Rob Sims (67) talks with Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell (93) at the end of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Arizona Cardinals won 25 to 21. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions’ offensive line must buckle down to face Browns’ vaunted defense
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press

Rob Sims remembers dressing up as former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar like it was yesterday.

“Absolutely,” the Lions’ left guard said Tuesday. “Yeah, I’ve got a picture of me as a little kid dressed up as Bernie Kosar for Halloween. It’s hilarious. I was young.

“I was probably 7 or 8. I’ve got it at my house. I looked at it the other day. Bernie was the man, though.”

You’ll have to forgive Sims. In another life, he was a huge Browns fan while growing up in Cleveland. It’s understandable. After all, his late father, Mickey, was a defensive lineman for the Browns in 1977-79, and the Sims family attended plenty of Browns games.

Detroit Lions Issue of the Week: Bouncing back after a tough loss
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

Winning and losing can be contagious.

The Detroit Lions know this first-hand. Look no further than last season, when the team started 1-3, climbed back to 4-4, then lost eight straight to close out the dismal campaign.

Good teams are consistently able to rebound from a loss, no matter how poor the performance.

Stafford ‘proud’ of childhood friend Kershaw
Michael Rothstein – ESPN.com

Matthew Stafford could see his childhood friend, Clayton Kershaw possibly walking into Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly’s office and demanding the ball Monday.

Whether that exact scenario happened or not is not known, but Mattingly said yesterday Kershaw said after Game 1 he wanted the ball in Game 4 of the National League Division Series against Atlanta. For the first time in his career, Kershaw received the ball on short rest.

Mark Tamminga of Grand Rapids South Christian HS named Detroit Lions HS football Coach of the Week
DetroitLions.com

The Detroit Lions have named Mark Tamminga of Grand Rapids South Christian High School the week six recipient of the 2013 High School Football Coach of the Week Program.

Coach Tamminga led his Sailors to a 35-29 overtime victory over Grand Rapids Catholic Central on October 4 to claim their fifth victory of the season.

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