The Detroit Lions are coming off of a huge win this past Sunday, getting passed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20. Building off of the big win, the Lions have some good news this week.
First off, the Lions reached a sellout today in the home opening game, which is taking place this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. I can’t wait to watch that game this weekend, as the Lions look to go 2-0 for the first time since 2007, when quarterback Jon Kitna said the team would win 10 games. We all remember how that turned out for the team…
In the team injury news, wide receiver Calvin Johnson did not participate in today’s practice. Here is what Calvin said to the Detroit Free Press.
“Get the swelling out, and I’ll be ready,” Johnson said. “I’m walking fine, it’s just you’ve got to get the swelling out before you can do anything. If you don’t get that out, it’ll just blow back up. Then I’ll be down for even longer.”
In other injury news, the Free Press is also reporting that rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley and offensive tackle Jason Fox are still out with knee injuries. Jim Schwartz said this to the Free Press.
“We’re getting closer on both of them,” Schwartz said. “Both of them are making really good progress. Both of them are on their rehab schedules and haven’t had any setbacks, so we’ll get those guys on the field just as soon as we can. But they’re both closer than they were last week, and they’re both closer than they were yesterday. But they both still have a little ways to go.”
Last but not least, the Lions committed some bone-head penalties in the win against the Buccaneers. Two of the most notable ones were made by right offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus and guard Stephen Peterman, both getting 15-yard personal foul calls. Cherilus’s occurred late in the fourth quarter and made the ending interesting to say the least.
However, a win is a win and now it’s time to move forward to get win number two.