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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions looks on after victory during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and  Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Lions Avoiding Drama Against Weaker Opponents

“We don’t take any game lightly,” running back Joique Bell said. “It’s hard to win games here in the NFL. It’s the best players in the world.”

97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers dops back to pass during the NFL game against the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field on November 30, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Patriots 26-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keidel: Aaron Rodgers Is The Greatest Quarterback To Ever Play American Football

This is not because Rodgers beat Brady last week. The game was whisker-close and you could easily argue that the Patriots would win a rematch on a neutral field. This is about stats, scent, and sense.

12/05/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys passes against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half at AT&T Stadium on November 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Dallas Cowboys At Chicago Bears

The Cowboys are 8-4, but if the season ended today they would not be in the playoffs. After Thursday’s visit to Chicago, they go to Philadelphia, host Indianapolis, and finish at Washington.

12/03/2014

detroit lions

Lions Begin Crucial Homestand With Win Over Bears

The Detroit Lions began the homestand that could make or break their season with the type of offensive performance their fans have been waiting for.

97.1 The Ticket–11/28/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Thursday Football Breakdown: Chicago Bears At Detroit Lions

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.

11/26/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions scrambles as Akeem Ayers #55 of the New England Patriots prepares to make a tackle during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Lions Go Without A TD For Second-Straight Game, Fall To Pats, 34-9

Detroit (7-4) lost for the second straight week against a conference leader, which fell to Arizona 14-6 in Week 11.

97.1 The Ticket–11/23/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Mike Sadler #3 and Lawrence Thomas #8 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a win over the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Shut Out Of Title Game, Spartans Celebrate Seniors

Mark Dantonio’s No. 10-ranked team (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) had a great day from its pre-game family reunions on the field to its final salute from a frozen student section.

97.1 The Ticket–11/23/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  A general overview of Ford Field prior to the start of the game between the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tickets Sold Out For Monday Night Bills-Jets Game At Ford Field; Thousands Waited At Box Office

Die-hard football fans lined up outside Ford Field in Detroit as early at midnight on Sunday to get what was left of the tickets for Monday night’s matchup between the Bills and Jets.

CBS Detroit–11/23/2014

Reggie Bush  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

TE Pettigrew Active For Lions, RB Bush Still Out

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew is active for the Detroit Lions after missing one game with a foot injury, while running back Reggie Bush is out for the second game in a row with an ankle injury.

97.1 The Ticket–11/23/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions sacks Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter of the game at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Dolphins 20-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions’ Stingy Defense Faces High-Scoring Pats

The Lions, tied for first in the NFC North with Green Bay, have given up more than 20 points just three times and never more than 24. Opponents have averaged 15.6.

97.1 The Ticket–11/23/2014

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