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Who surprised Lions D-Line with luxury recliners?

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08:03 AM ET 09.17 | Christmas came early to the Lions' defensive linemen this year. Like children who wake up to find presents under the tree, the defensive linemen recently walked into their meeting room and found their stiff office chairs replaced with brown, leather recliners. "We just walked in on a Wednesday and they were all there," defensive end Cliff Avril said. "Somebody in the room got it for us. I'm not sure who." Not long after Ndamukong Suh joined the team, a leather recliner -- whose color might be described as Nebraska scarlet -- appeared in the room. ... Could the person who sits in that red recliner have been guilted into buying his teammates some chairs? "Might have been," Avril said with a smile as he shot a furtive glance at Suh's empty locker.

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September 17, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Nice! The recliners will come in handy when they watch the playoffs while sitting in them.

September 17, 2012  08:08 AM ET

The 49ers donated them.

September 17, 2012  08:11 AM ET

They are not hot are they ?

September 17, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Maybe replace they with old fashioned school desks, as they were "schooled" by the 49ers last night....

September 17, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Does Avril give furtive glances at Suh's locker when Suh is there?

September 17, 2012  08:23 AM ET

The Niners looked Great Last Night!!!

September 17, 2012  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Niners looked Great Last Night!!!

clearly the best in the NFC.

September 17, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

clearly the best in the NFC.

Clearly the best in the NFL until proven otherwise. And given how the mighty fell over the last 2 weeks, they are headed for a ring.

September 17, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Does Avril give furtive glances at Suh's locker when Suh is there?

Someone at the DFP got a new thesaurus...

September 17, 2012  08:42 AM ET

It's still a little early to be talking rings. A lot can happen in 14 games. At least I hope it can.

September 17, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Put them damn recliners away and get on the field....we have a game to play (Still waiting on my Lions to show up in San Fran).

September 17, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

...as they were "schooled" by the 49ers last night....

I get the feeling we are going to see a lot of this as the season proceeds...

That's a damn good football team right there.

September 17, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Put them damn recliners away and get on the field....we have a game to play (Still waiting on my Lions to show up in San Fran).

They were supposed to be pointing to that game and they just got handled. The 49'ers are playing like a team on a mission and everyone else just looks like roadkill.

September 17, 2012  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I get the feeling we are going to see a lot of this as the season proceeds... That's a damn good football team right there.

Morning Otis, The Niners are the team to beat in the NFC

September 17, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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They were supposed to be pointing to that game and they just got handled. The 49'ers are playing like a team on a mission and everyone else just looks like roadkill.

Yeah they made my guy Matt look like a rookie again. To hold that offense and the Packers offense to the yards and points that they did the 9ers are the truth.

September 17, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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Morning Otis, The Niners are the team to beat in the NFC

Yep... if one one looking for bullet points on the season to date, that has to be #1 or #2 (the officials being the other)...

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September 17, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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It's still a little early to be talking rings. A lot can happen in 14 games. At least I hope it can.

You and me both, brother, you and me both.

September 17, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Furtive glance?! There's no furtive glancing in football!!!

 
September 17, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Yep... if one one looking for bullet points on the season to date, that has to be #1 or #2 (the officials being the other)...

Ah, the officials.

The Pats had a late TD that would have won the game for them called back on a holding call. The replay clearly showed nothing that should have been called. So, we now have at least one case where the replacement refs made a bad call that turned a win into a loss.

Yeah, they didn't deserve to win. But, the Cards didn't either, and no one deserves to have a game taken away from them by the refs.

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