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.
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.
Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.
One Lions fan, initially unaware that he was being recorded at home, reacts in a way that can only be described as a fan who has been through the wringer with the teams’ up and down performance over the years.
No stranger to comebacks, Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles has already blown out both ACLs and rehabbed successfully from those injuries. Now Broyles faces another long-term injury.
When I saw Dallas owner Jerry Jones enter the Cowboys dressing room on Sunday afternoon, I was geeked that I might have a chance to talk to him.
Sunday’s Lions-Cowboys game was exciting. Not only was there a dramatic, improbable comeback by Detroit to win the game 31-30, but there was also one of the best receivers in the NFL conducting a sideshow on the Cowboys sidelines.
Calvin Johnson himself seemed a little shocked at the numbers he put up Sunday.
Matthew Stafford’s 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Calvin Johnson’s 329 yards receiving lifted the Detroit Lions to a 31-30 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Sometimes, wide receivers and quarterbacks don’t see eye to eye.