Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/24/11
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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