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The Detroit Lions played a great football game this Thanksgiving day. It looked like Stafford had his troops on a path for a big win over the Houston Texans. Stafford was on fire throwing for a ton of yardage and 2 touchdowns. The Lions scored 31 points in the game only to fall to the Texans in overtime 34-31. The Lions had a chance for the win, Jason Hanson tried a 47 yard field goal on 3rd and 11 and he hit the right side of the goal post to watch in horror as the field goal was called no good by the referees. The Lions gave the Texans one chance to many in the game, when you give a team like Houston extra chances sooner or later you are going to pay the price.
That is exactly what happened to the Detroit Lions today, they gave Houston too many chances and they took the game away from Stafford and company. Detroit played a great game offensively and they could have used more help from their defense. Once again the Lions gave up too many points. It is hard to win football games whe...
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DETROIT -- Lions tackle Jeff Backus will miss Thursday's game against Houston with a hamstring injury, ending his regular-season games started streak at 186.
The news had been expected since Backus sustained the injury in Sunday's loss to Green Bay, but was made official when the Lions released their inactive list 90 minutes before the Thanksgiving Day kickoff. The total...
Jim Schwartz, the head coach of the Detroit Lions, threw a penalty flag after this play by Houston Texan running back Forsett who was done after a 7 yard game. However, the officials let the play continue. If Schwartz wouldn’t have thrown that flag, the play actually would have been reviewable. Instead of a 7 yard gain, it turned into 7 points. That’s just bad coaching. Will...
Detroit Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus is inactive against the Houston Texans, ending his 186-game starting streak.
Rookie Riley Reiff replaced Backus at left tackle Thursday. Backus is out with a hamstring injury after starting every game of his 12-year career.
Detroit did have starting safety Louis Delmas back in the lineup after he missed three straight games with an injured...
After kicking Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin during yesterday’s game, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh could end up getting suspended for one game.
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, the NFL will review Suh’s kick on Monday and he could face a one-game suspension.
In speaking to sources around football, the general sentiment is that the Lions should...
Coach Jim Schwartz was shown on the sidelines after Justin Forsett's stunning 81-yard touchdown saying, "That's on me."
Forsett appeared to be down after a short gain on a second-and-10 play. Replays, in fact, showed he was down but the whistle never blew and Forsett rolled over and kept running.
All scoring plays are automatically reviewed, but in his haste...
Today, before the first NFL game of the day on CBS, the network aired a special on former Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Harrison during its pre-game show.
Harrison, who was Cleveland’s fifth round pick in 2005 and famously rushed for 286 and three touchdowns yards in a game back in 2009, later ended up as a member of the Detroit Lions. He was set to be traded to the Philadelphia...
Louis Delmas played 44 of 79 defensive snaps in Thursdays 34-31 loss to the Houston Texans, but the Detroit Lions oft-injured safety didn't see the field in overtime because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee.
It wasnt conditioning, he was just sore, coach Jim Schwartz said. Thats just what happens over the long course of the game. Its an artificial...
Justin Forsett recorded the longest run in Houston Texans history in their Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions. It appeared as if Forsett was dropped after a decent gain, but the whistle was not blown and he continued running as everyone else let up. He ended up in the end zone 81-yards later. Watching [...]
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions have a long weekend to think about blowing a second straight game and falling to 4-7 in a once-promising season turned sour.
The Lions lost 34-31 in overtime to the Houston Texans on Thursday only four days after a 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Detroit led in the fourth quarter...
Detroit's rookie offensive tackle Riley Reiff will likely supplant incumbent Jeff Backus during Thursday's Turkey Day game against Texans.
In the first quarter of the Houstin Texans game against the Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh attempted to sack Matt Schaub. He did not get to the quarterback in time but still knocked Schaub down.
Suh (whether intentional or not) decided to kick low and landed a blow right to Matt Schaub’s groin
After being being swept in the season series by a Christian Ponder led Minnesota Vikings team and losing is resounding fashion last weekend against Green Bay, the chances that the Lions actually make the playoffs this season are pretty much gone.
I believe it was Lloyd Christmas though from Dumb and Dumber who muttered “So you’re saying there’s a chance” when basically...
Shayne Grahams 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted the Houston Texans to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after the Lions coach made a costly mistake in regulation.
Detroit kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Jim Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field goal attempt on the fifth possession of the extra period hit the right upright.
LAST WEEK STRAIGHT UP: 13-1
LAST WEEK VS. SPREAD: 6-8
TEXANS (-3.5) AT LIONS
Traditionally, this is the Lions' Super Bowl. A national television audience sees them at home, and they play out of their minds and pull off a stunning upset. Not any more. The Lions are in free fall. Matt Stafford can't seem to complete the simplest of throws...