Caldwell suggested the NFL learn from what he termed a mistake by the officials in the game between Detroit and the Dallas Cowboys.
“To me, you can’t pick that flag up,” Pereira said.
Players have followed Caldwell’s lead on declining to talk playoffs, but they understand the gravity of the opportunity in front of them.
A seven-year veteran, Forte has racked up 932 yards on 230 carries this season.
A three-time game captain for the Lions this season, Raiola might be one of the most beloved players in the locker room. Outside, he might be considered one of the most polarizing given his history of coarse interactions with fans.
On the other hand, Jim Caldwell (Detroit) and Bill O’Brien (Houston) have done a fine job in Year 1.
“They might not go if they don’t start focusing in on this next game either. That’s a point to make.”
The Lions rank sixth in the league in turnover margin with eight more takeaways than giveaways.
Clausen has played in only three games for the Bears this season, attempting just nine passes and completing three.
Caldwell said weather does not impact games as much as it once did.