1. The streak of games without a 100 yard rusher is finally over!
After 70 games, the streak is finally over for the Detroit Lions. Kerryon Johnson was the one who broke the streak as he rushed for 101 yards. Last week was a small glimpse of what Johnson was capable off, but this week he really showed his potential. Johnson is starting to get more looks week by week and this is a very bright spot going forward for the Lions rushing attack.
2. The defensive line showed up big time this week
The defensive line for the Lions got big stops for them this week. There were multiple occasions during this game where the Patriots ran the ball on 3rd and short and the line blew the plays up to force 4th down. Those were momentum changing type plays and helped the Lions down the stretch of this game.
3. A win like this helps the team buy in to Matt Patricia
After tough losses to the Jets and 49ers, the Lions were desperate for a win. Not only did Patricia beat his former team, he out coached them. After reports that he had already lost the team, it is a win like this that proves that the team will probably get behind him knowing that hard work pays off.
This truly was a win that not many people saw coming. But, the Patriots are known for not being good in September, only to completely turn it around after. This is a big win for the Lions, and hopefully is a sign of good things to come. With a winnable road game next week against the Dallas Cowboys, it will really show was type of team the Lions are.
Bills’ Matt Milano Out for Season
Milano, 24, was a standout for the Bills’ defense during their upset victory over the Minnesota Vikings which earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Milano’s spot on the roster is likely to be filled by Deon Lacey.
Raiders Fire Reggie McKenzie
The Oakland Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, according to NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden dodged questions regarding McKenzie’s job status following Sunday’s game;
“I don’t have any comment on that,” Gruden said, according to Michael Gehlken of the Review-Journal. “We’re going to build this team back. I know that. We’re going to bring the Raiders back.”
Raiders’ Jon Feliciano Done For Season
The Oakland Raiders will be without left guard Jon Feliciano who suffered a calk injury that will likely shut him down for the remainder of the season, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Michael Gehlken.
Feliciano suffered the injury during Oakland’s surprise win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Feliciano, 26, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and is a strong candidate to be re-signed by the rebuilding Raiders.
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