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.
Detroit (7-4) lost for the second straight week against a conference leader, which fell to Arizona 14-6 in Week 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may remember the 11-year old football sensation Sam Gordon.
Detroit’s defense is ranked No. 1 in the NFL, but the team’s inability to move the ball consistently is becoming a concern.
The show Family Guy has not been known to take it easy on anyone, as the writers often fill the cartoon with jokes about topical pop culture and political references.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell isn’t worried about his team’s ability to bounce back, even with a trip to New England next on the schedule.