Detroit Lions In London, CJ Mosely’s Suspension and more…


Detroit Jock City Morning Drive

Jolly Old England Edition

Cheerio Everyone!  and I aint talking breakfast. The Detroit Lions had a successful business trip to London coming away with win on a last second field goal by Matt Prater.  

Overall you can say the trip was a success.  The Lions got the win and sole possession of first place in NFC North and nobody else got hurt.

It wasn’t successful for everyone however. CJ Mosley got suspended for two games for an undisclosed violation of team rules.  The suspension comes at a bad time for Mosley who had established himself as one of the top defensive tackles in the league this season.

Although it looked like Calvin Johnson might play leading up to kickoff he assumed his spot on the inactive list prior to kickoff.

The links to all of these stories and more on the Jolly Old England Edition of the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive. 

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From MLive: Caldwell Silent on CJ Mosely

"Jim Caldwell is remaining mum on the nature of C.J. Mosley’s mysterious suspension in London. Both what caused it, and for how long it’ll last."

From The Guardian: Detroit Lions Matt Prater Seals Deal Against Falcons

"The disappointment was tangible here as news filtered through that one of the NFL’s biggest stars, Calvin Johnson, had been ruled out of Sunday’s game between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons. But a capacity crowd would ultimately get to savour something far more satisfying: a genuinely competitive game."

From ESPN: Fairley Leaves With Knee Injury

"Starter Nick Fairley was ruled out of Sunday’s 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons with a knee injury suffered in the second quarter. He had to be helped off the field by trainers and a teammate. Fairley could barely walk on the leg and was carted to the locker room."

From MLive: Grading The Detroit Lions

"Matthew Stafford probably threw his best pass of the season when he fired a 59-yard frozen rope to Golden Tate on third-and-25 to cut the deficit to two scores in the third quarter. But it was an otherwise pedestrian performance filled with inaccurate throws from the franchise quarterback."