The Detroit Lions have won two Thanksgiving games in a row, both in blowout fashion no less. After nine straight losses on Turkey Day, it is a welcome change for Lions fans.
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.
OAKLAND (AP) — Matthew Stafford and Detroit’s passing game looked in midseason form even with star Calvin Johnson on the sideline watching. Stafford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives of the game for Detroit […]
The Detroit Lions’ struggles last season cost Jim Schwartz his job, and another disappointing season could do GM Martin Mayhew in. When Lions fans and NFL analysts discussed the team’s issues and needs, the secondary came up more often that not.
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The NFL player hasn’t officially been named but CBS2’s Crystal Cruz said the player was identified as Christopher Geile, formerly with the Detroit Lions.
There is a lot going on in the NFL lately, and it includes two retirements of long-time players that have stepped away from the game very suddenly. Meanwhile, a playoff contender got a big scare this week and the Detroit Lions looked to a different sport for some speedy talent.
There are a lot of big storylines going on around the NFL right now and they span more than just the playoff race. Actually, the Packers are hoping for a big return soon just so they can get into the playoffs, but other stories have to deal with an interfering coach and an early day in London for next season.
The NFL is looking to make its global following much bigger than it already is, but they’ve got to have some things straightened out before people will accept it. That includes having some incredibly strange happenings going on around the different teams.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
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.