Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/19/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 17: Jim Schwartz, head coach of the Detroit Lions during a game against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Lions 28 - 20. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
So now head coach Jim Schwartz and the Detroit Lions are 1-1 after a loss to the Arizona Cardinals.  But the score and the win-loss record can be tossed aside for now since the team has bigger issues to focus on. Lions’ DT Nick Fairley was a surprise inactive for the Arizona game, and that raises some concern about his availability for the upcoming tilt against the Washington Redskins (they still are the Redskins, right?).  Fairley sustained what was thought to be a minor to moderate injury to his shoulder, and based upon Friday’s injury report, many observers felt that he would not start and might not play, but surely he would be suited up and available if needed.  That didn’t happen, and because of it the Lions’ interior defense was not the same.  DT C.J... Read more
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