Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons: Keys to the Game, TV Schedule, Live Stream

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Oct 24, 2014; Bagshot, UNITED KINGDOM; Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell at press conference at the Pennyhill Park Hotel & The Spa in advance of the NFL International Series game against the Atlanta Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sleep Easy

Detroit Lions head coach, Jim Caldwell also took great measures in preparing his team for the time change, jet lag, and sleeping patterns.

As first reported by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Caldwell found experts in the field of jet lag to limit the effect of transatlantic travel.

"To help with the biggest adjustment—the time change—the Lions consulted with military officials and a sleep specialist in recent weeks about how best to keep their bodies in rhythm after the long trip. The specialist made a presentation to players Monday before they left for London, and the information was downloaded onto each player’s iPad for quick reference. “We got here early enough to be able to adjust a little,” Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis said. “I’m a morning person anyway, so I believe the body functions better in the morning than it does late afternoon. We’re looking forward to it.”"

That is some extensively thorough, veteran preparation by coach Caldwell.