The Chicago Bears are going to try to reach the .500 mark when they face the Lions in the opening game of the Thanksgiving Day triple header.
The Detroit Lions are no strangers to Thanksgiving Day games and this year, they are taking on an NFC North rival in the Chicago Bears. Both teams need a win to stay in the playoff race and CBS Sports Tracy Wolfson took some time to talk Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford facing off at Ford Field on the big holiday.
The Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving before 24 of the current NFL franchises even existed. The Lions’ first owner scheduled the inaugural game in 1934 to try and generate interest in the team.
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With former Bear defensive end Julius Peppers leaving Chicago to go to Green Bay, it looks like the Bears have already found his replacement in the form of former Viking defensive end Jared Allen. A man who has played fewer years yet has more sacks than Peppers. It seems like a smart decision.
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While his beloved Bears were knocked out of the playoffs by the Packers, the country star still dreams of the Chicago team winning the Super Bowl.
The NFL can often be a very strange place and bring about some of the most absurd and weird stories in the news today. Unfortunately, it can also be a scary place and brings about some of the most frightening and traumatizing stories that anyone has ever heard.
The playoffs are heating up and there are teams fighting for not only spots, but also positioning in both the NFC and AFC. Aside from that, there are a number of teams dealing with personnel that may not even be around next season.
Teams are competing for playoff positioning now, as a number of them believe they’ve already got a clear-cut path to the postseason. It always appears though, that it is the teams that have next to nothing to lose that are playing at their best as the season begins to round a corner toward the end.
There were a number of big headlines from Sunday’s action, and sometimes they need to be broken down to make sense of everything. Some of those headlines include gruesome injuries, a rookie finding the pine, and a storm delaying a game for almost two hours.
The NFL is full of ups and downs, and it is sometimes quite amazing how quickly a player can go from one to the other. It’s a league where tomorrow is never promised and you’re not in the driver’s seat just because you played professional football.
How could someone just up and walk away from the game of professional football for good? Well, when you’re not happy and don’t want to risk your health whatsoever, then it is a decision that is made without much hesitation at all.
NFL football is always looked at as a violent sport, and it is due to the hard-hitting, big-time smacks, and all around tackling. One big problem is when some coaches and/or players take it a bit too far and start getting too serious.