Oct 6, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) hands the football off to running back Reggie Bush (21) during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 22-9. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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Work ethic propels Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy into spotlight
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Lions outside linebacker DeAndre Levy said there was a moment before his senior year at Wisconsin when he asked himself if he was doing all he could to be the best football player he could be.

He didn’t want to cut any corners, and he didn’t want to have any regrets in his football career.

“It just doesn’t last forever,” Levy said. “I don’t want to look back and say I cut myself short in any way.”

Detroit Lions fed up with allowing the big play
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

No one has allowed more yards per carry than the Detroit Loins.

No one has allowed more 40-yard plays than the Detroit Lions.

And it’s remarkably frustrating for coordinator Gunther Cunningham, as he watches sparkling defensive performances spoiled by the big play.

Rookies Sam Martin and Joe Fauria having fun on and off the field
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

It’s good to be Sam and Joe.

They have good jobs and excel at them, make a decent living and have embraced Detroit, their new home.

Sam Martin and Joe Fauria could totally handle stand-up comedy. They’re a riot alone or feeding off each other’s one-liners.

Instead as Detroit Lions rookies, Martin punts and Fauria just catches touchdowns.

Joseph Fauria Dance Wishlist
Jeremy Reisman – Detroit OnLion

It has recently come to my attention that Joseph Fauria is asking his fans and twitter followers for touchdown dance celebrations. If you didn’t know already, Fauria has quickly become a national treasure for each of his five touchdown celebrations this season.

Like most non-terrible people, I am a big fan of all of this. In fact, last year I begged for Tony Scheffler to Gangnam Style dance all over the endzone. Unfortunately, Scheffler only scored one touchdown all of last season, and my campaign for a little Detroit Lions K-Pop went unfulfilled. This year, I will not let my wishes go ungranted. So Mr. Joseph Fauria, king of the touchdown two-tap, here is my list of dances I’d love to see:

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