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Checking In With the Lions

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St. Louis Rams vs. Detroit Lions on October 10, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

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*Head coach Jim Schwartz is beginning to take some serious heat around Detroit, presumably from the 12 people that remain in the city. As it was in Dallas just a few weeks ago, everyone seems to be asking aloud whether the 2-7 Lions are in need of a coaching change.

*It appears increasingly likely that Lions’ running back (and first round draft pick in 2010) Jahvid Best will play against Dallas Sunday. Best, who would come into Dallas with a 3.1 yards-per-carry average, returned to practice on Friday.

*If Dallas doesn’t win this game, some outrage should, and surely will, ensue. They lost last week to the Bills. The Bills.

*Matthew Stafford, the awesome, injured starting quarterback--and Highland Park High School graduate--will not face Dallas on Sunday in front of a sort of home crowd, but hopes to return before the season’s end.

*Let me preface this by saying that this in no way involves the Dallas Cowboys, or their game against the Lions Sunday, and read on only if you enjoy reading about NFL players stealing from one another. Grady Jackson, who played for Detroit last season, has a warrant out for his arrest, after pawning a diamond-encrusted watch reported stolen by ex-Lion (and teammate) Travis Fisher in 2009. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jackson told the police he’d received the watch from “some guy in Alabama about one to two years ago.”

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