Found November 23, 2011 on
The Detroit Lions are finally playing a relevant Thanksgiving Day NFL game for the first time in years and they are hoping that history repeats itself when they take on the Green Bay Packers. The last time the Green Bay Packers started the season with a 10-0 record was 1962, a championship season. The Green Bay Packers suffered their first loss of the 1962 season on Thanksgiving Day at the hands of the Detroit Lions. I believe that not only history will be on the Detroit Lions side. This is a divisional game, a nationally televised game and the Packers are on a short week. The San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers demonstrated that you can throw the ball on the Green Bay Packers defense which is ranked 31st against the pass. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers is on a record setting pace this season and is seeming throwing the football at will this year, but Lions QB Matthew Stafford is finding success on the field as well. Detroit is averaging 37 points per game in their ...

Stafford keeper goes nowhere

Matthew Stafford sacked for a 3-yard loss. It's third-and-13 from the Lions' 13. Talk about bad luck, huh? A 5-yard gain for Maurice Morris forces a punt.

Matthew Stafford's swagger returns

DETROIT - The first two Lions' possessions Sunday afternoon ended with two more Matthew Stafford interceptions,...

G.B. 27, Det. 15: Lions gobbled up by mistakes, Packers

Matthew Stafford threw three interceptions - giving him nine in the last three weeks - and Ndamukong Suh got ejected for stomping on offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith as the undefeated Packers beat the Lions, 27-15, at Ford Field.

Three Cups Deep: Detroit Lions vs. Carolina Panthers

This season has been full of incredible moments, wonderful memories, and harbingers of success. My faith in this team, its players, its coaches, and its leaders has been converted with almost-perfect success into reality; my bold predictions and ludicrous claims have—almost without fail—come true. This team’s play has cashed nearly every check this blog has written. The...

Green Bay Packers Blow Out Detroit Lions in Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl

No absence of storylines from the 2011 “Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl” between the Green Bay Packers an the Detroit Lions. You had: -the Lions failing to live up to expectations/Matt Stafford throwing three picks -Green Bay winning in dominant fashion 27-8, despite playing UGLY football for a half -The Detroit fans getting a petition passed to prevent the crappy, overrated pop act...

Packers' secondary plays aggressive brand

DETROIT - Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for five touchdowns Sunday against a Carolina defense that has...

Lions stick with Morris entering 4th qtr

Maurice Morris gets another carry, this one for no gain. On second-and-10, Matthew Stafford tosses Morris a pass for a first down. It was for a gain of 15 yards. We're entering the fourth quarter. What are your thoughts about the Lions' chances at a comeback?

Packers Stay Perfect

Ford Field was rocking, but so were the Packers. Green Bay intercepted Matthew Stafford three times, and Aaron Rodgers threw for two TDs as the Packers downed the Lions 27-15.

Green Bay Packers feast on Detroit Lions

Part of me wants to dwell on the mistakes made by the Lions that cost them a shot against the Green Bay Packers.  The other part of me simply wants to dismiss the 27-15 loss because the Packers are really that good. Either way you look at the game, the facts are clear: the Lions had 11 penalties on top of three turnovers, all Matthew Stafford interceptions.  The penalties, especially...

Thanksgiving Day means two things: Turkey and Detroit Lions football

As a Lions fan, Thanksgiving is always a special day.  It isn’t special solely because of family and friends, but also because I get to watch the Detroit Lions with them. Recently, the 12:30 Thanksgiving Day game that has belonged to the Lions since 1934 has been less than exciting.  In 2008, many fans wanted to see the Lions removed from the Thanksgiving Day game altogether...

TOJ Thanksgiving Day Picks

Last Week: 5-7-1 Season Record: 80-63-5 Green Bay (-7) vs. Detroit – I do think the Packers are good enough to run the table. The building will be rocking in Detroit and I expect the Lions to both jump out to an early lead and to empty the playbook with trick plays. However, in the end I think Aaron Rodgers will carve up that defense in the second half and Matthew Stafford will...

Northern Exposure

The Packers and Lions square off for a Thanksgiving game that brings back long-ago memories and even recent ones, as the Lions are the last team to trump the Packers. While the Lions still have Matthew Stafford and the Packers are riding Aaron Rodgers, the Bears are without Jay Cutler and the Vikings will likely be without Adrian Peterson.
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