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When Jim Schwartz took over as coach in 2009, the Lions had lost five straight Thanksgiving Day games by a combined score of 179-62. There was talk about taking away the game the Lions have hosted since 1934.
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Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz was featured on ESPN.com as Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers approaches.
The atmosphere inside Ford Field was especially intense leading up to the kickoff of the Detroit holiday classic. The Green Bay Packers entered undefeated and the Detroit Lions were in need of a statement win over a quality opponent.
The Lions defense held strong against the explosive Packers despite being plagued by a series of bad penalties. The officiating wasn't particularly...
Here's why coach Jim Schwartz will often chastise the media. Here's why he will answer an observation from a reporter by saying, "You don't know what you are looking at."
He's not right all the time with that, but he's right a lot of the time. Case in point: The website MLive does a
What does coach Jim Schwartz always say? It's all about scoring.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Whether they realize it or not, the Detroit Lions are hoping history repeats itself this week.
The Lions face unbeaten Green Bay on Thursday, nearly 49 years to the day after Detroit beat the Packers on Thanksgiving to hand them their only loss of the 1962 season. That Green Bay team was defending an NFL championship. This year's Packers squad is coming...
They were down two defensive backs at halftime when Lions coach Jim Schwartz told receiver Rashied Davis to be ready, he might be needed at defensive back.
DETROIT - Jim Schwartz blanched at the question.
Are the Lions, a team in control of its own playoff destiny with...
Via Weekend Screencapper ParadigmShift35: Jim Schwartz of the Lions is having the worst Thanksgiving ever and most likely an aneurism with how pissed off he got at his team. Even his assistant coaches look like they may be taken to the nearest Detroit hospital. To add to all of this frustration, Greg Jennings is in Detroit’s End Zone “Tebowing”. If Detroit wasn’t a depressing...
Whether they realize it or not, the Detroit Lions are hoping history repeats itself this week.
The Lions face unbeaten Green Bay on Thursday, nearly 49 years to the day after Detroit beat the Packers on Thanksgiving to hand them their only loss of the 1962 season. That Green Bay team was defending an NFL championship. This year's Packers squad is coming off a Super Bowl victory...
Ventre: From Harbaugh-Schwartz handshakes to the Dodgers-McCourt saga, there are plenty of reasons to be thankful for sports and the distractions they provide us.
History and tradition are no further behind this years Lions team than every play on game day. They dont focus on the last game or the last season.
Its a team that plays in the moment to fulfill its expectations.
Thanksgiving Days special attraction is undeniable, for what it has meant to the Lions and the city of Detroit, and for what it has grown to represent on a grander scale...
"We want them to respect this tradition and we want them to respect it by playing well on Thursday," coach Jim Schwartz said. "We don't want to have people talking about, "How can they continue with that tradition?'"