Found November 24, 2011 on
The Penalty Flag:
The Detroit Lions are no stranger to Thanksgiving Day football. They played their first T-day game in 1934, and have played a game every Thanksgiving since 1945. Unfortunately, the tradition has not always been a good one for the Lions. They have an overall losing record of 33-36-2 on this day. Their record against opponent, Green Bay Packers, is not much better. Detroit has played Green Bay in 161 regular season games and has a losing record of 89-65-7 against them, and lost the last two turkey day meetings against the Packers in 2007 and 2009. So, which Detroit Lions team will we see today? Will it be the team who hasn’t won a Thanksgiving Day game since 2003; the team who hasn’t had a winning season since the year 2000? Will it be the team that has struggled to prove itself a real NFL team; the team that lost every single game in 2008 and at one time had NFL fans begging the league to cut them from the Thanksgiving game altogether? Or will it be a different Detroit Lions team we see? Will it be the team that has surprised everyone this year by playing tough football; a [...]
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With his last catch, Calvin Johnson is the first player in Lions history to record three 1,000 receiving yard seasons in his first five years with the team.
Yet another penalty, this time on Andre Fluellen. Tons of flags flying today.
After the Fluellen penalty, Aaron Rodgers takes a shot at the endzone, a pass targeted to Andrew Quarless. It fell incomplete.
Packers now have a second-and-1 at the Lions 1.
The Detroit Lions released a statement in response to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's stomping incident against Green Bay yesterday.
Ndamukong Suh's bad penalty and insistence that he did nothing wrong will cost the Lions dearly as they try to push for the playoffs. He can still try to minimize the damage with some words of contrition.
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...
It has been confirmed, Ndamukong Suh is Suh-per dirty.
Suh, who is a frequent recipient of the Roger Goodel bad behavior award, was at it again in the Detroit Lions 27-15 loss to the undefeated Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day 2011.
Suh was ejected in the 3rd quarter with over nine minutes remaining and the Lions trailing 7-0 to the Packers. The unsportsmanlike...
Our turkey doing a Lambeau Leap onto the bar.
It was a pretty typical Thanksgiving at the Trigg household -- a twenty-pound turkey, dinner for 14, and a Packer victory over the Lions. Like in past Thanksgivings, cooking such an ambitious meal while simultaneously watching the Packer game posed an added degree of difficulty. In fact, when Rodgers hit James Jones for a 65-yard...
Free Press special writer Nick Meyer will live-blog today's Thanksgiving game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. Discuss the action here.