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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Detroit Lions

By Michael Rothstein

DETROIT -- Observed in the locker room after the Detroit Lions' 31-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

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Holding court: Usually Matthew Stafford talks at the podium after a game and that’s about it. Not Sunday. The Dallas native was the second-to-last player to finish talking in a busy corner of the locker room along with running back Reggie Bush. How long did he last there? Receiver Kris Durham was trying to get him to leave because they have friends from Georgia in town.

Music shut off: Lions center Dominic Raiola abruptly turned off the music in the locker room with about 10 or so guys left in there. The reaction from the players? Joking boos.

Changing his mantra? Lions coach Jim Schwartz always says he takes every game the same, always as one game of 16. Maybe not for much longer. After the Lions’ wild win to boost their record to 5-3, he could be shifting.

“Yeah,” Schwartz said. “I might be rethinking my mantra on this one.”