While we patiently await Matthew Stafford’s fate, it appears Ezekiel Ansah is fine.
- While we’ve all been
losing our mindssemi-panicking about Matthew Stafford and his finger injury, not much has been said about Ezekiel Ansah. Ansah left Sunday’s game against the Bears with a shoulder injury. He did eventually return near the end of the contest, but his status post-game was unknown. However, according to Adam Caplan—who has been very accurate with his reporting this season—the Lions and their fans likely don’t have much to worry about:
On #Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), source said he suffered a "stinger." He was limited to just 26 snaps during Sunday's win over #Bears.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) December 12, 2016
- For the eighth time this season, a Detroit Lions player has been nominated for the CastrolUSA Clutch Performer of the Week. This week, it’s none other than Matthew Stafford, who ran in a 7-yard touchdown that ended up being the game-winning score. Vote for Stafford here or follow the Twitter directions below:
VOTE for the @CastrolUSA Clutch Performer of the Week!— NFL (@NFL) December 13, 2016
Tweet player's name + #ClutchPerformer:
Tandy, Franks, Stafford, Powell or Thompson? pic.twitter.com/BsRSsBKiin
- Pro Football Focus gave their choices for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday. Stafford, Darius Slay and Matt Prater all made their list.
- Speaking of the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced on Monday they have added a bunch of skills competitions to the event, including dodgeball!
- Chris Spielman broke down three key plays from the Lions-Bears game that led Detroit to victory:
Watch @MikeOharaNFL and @chris_spielman in @DMCreditUnion's 3 & Out, breaking down the #Lions' win over the Bears: https://t.co/BIjAIyQONS pic.twitter.com/QgSMgv46Kf— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 13, 2016
- Zach Zenner was “Wired for Sound” against the Bears, but didn’t have much to say. Still, it’s worth it to watch Stafford rally the troops with a pregame speech.
- The NFL announced four games that will be played in London in 2017 (“home” teams listed first):
Jaguars vs. Ravens
Dolphins vs. Saints
Browns vs. Vikings
Rams vs. Cardinals
- This could make things interesting down the stretch:
Adrian Peterson says he's practicing this week https://t.co/XgdIMkdbDC— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 13, 2016