Rashean Mathis passed multiple initial concussion tests following a tag-team tackle that left the Lions defender appearing a bit dazed.
But that may not be the biggest injury concern for the Lions head coach to come out of Sunday’s win over the Bears.
Lions official blogger Tim Twentyman says that Schwartz seemed less optimistic about cornerback Chris Houston's leg injury.
Schwartz said this week during his weekly Monday press conference that he didn't think it was long term but would only say that
What impressed Schwartz was how his team was able to adapt to the circumstances and come through. Schwartz said he “likes the personality of our team” for that reason.
Schwartz went on to single out Darius Slay and Jonte Green for their play in relief.
The Lions defense looked sharp through most of Sunday’s win – including another good week of effectively and repeatedly stopping their opponent on third down. Schwartz says that’s due to defensive planning by the staff.
And what about Brandon Pettigrew? The much-maligned receiver “went through a rough spot”, says Schwartz – but he was quick to point out his performance on Sunday. Pettigrew led all receivers with seven catches for 54 yards.
Schwartz also took a moment to comment on a stellar performance turned in by KrisDurham, with 3 receptions for 58 yards.
But it was
Schwartz made sure to point out that David Akers and the field goal unit went 4-for-4 on Sunday after a couple weeks of spotty and sketchy performance.
Would Schwartz like to follow up a win over ther Bears with a victory at
“We certainly want to end the streak, but that’s not our rallying cry,” said Schwartz, adding the team is using it as motivation.