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An earlier version of this article ran on November 23, 2011. Late Thursday morning, as families are preparing to begin a day of Thanksgiving gluttony, some young football fan will glance at the television and ask the question we’ve all asked at some point in our lives: “Why do the Lions always play for Thanksgiving?” Thanksgiving Day Football in 2012 For decades, kickoff in Detroit has coincided with the setting of the table on Thanksgiving Day; and for decades the Lions have been irrelevant by the time Thanksgiving came around. Nothing goes together quite like Lions and turkey. (Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle) Last year, America was given a reprieve when the 7-3 Lions hosted the undefeated Green Day Packers in a game with playoff implications. And, by historical standards, this year’s game isn’t bad. The Houston Texas will spend Thanksgiving in the Motor City. While the Texans bring an NFL-best 9-1 record and a three-game division lead into Ford Field, they looked ...
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola shakes his head when he thinks back to when teammate Jeff Backus suffered a torn biceps during the playoffs last season.
He was trying to wrap it and go back in the game, Raiola said. There was like a minute left in the game and we were down two or three scores. That will give you an example into the mind of Jeff Backus.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Three weeks after having a career-best performance, enigmatic receiver Titus Young is back in the Detroit Lions' doghouse.
Coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday that Young will be inactive for Thursday's game against Houston.
Young also was benched for the final possession of Sunday's 24-20 loss to Green Bay.
"His behavior's going to have...
DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions already know that Jason Hanson is a great field-goal kicker.
Now they need to get him more point-after attempts.
As bad as the Lions' defense looked in the last few minutes of Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the offense could have helped them out by scoring more when they had the chance.
Their first opportunity came in the first...
Here are a few quick thoughts that I have before I head off to Ford Field for the afternoon.
I don’t even like to write about the Detroit Lions right now because they just make me too upset. They have the talent on offense, and their defense has been playing far better than expected, but their play calling has been utterly terrible.
The offensive play calling in the first half...
Lions second-year receiver Titus Young was benched late in Sunday's game against Green Bay. He was targeted six times, but had just one reception for 24 yards.Fantasy Spin:Young appeared to have an argument with both his receivers coach and the offensive coordinator. We don't know if it was a heat-of-the-battle one-series benching or a permanent change is status. Stay tuned.
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young will miss the Lions annual Thanksgiving Day game. Titus Young
Young has been suspended by Lions head coach Jim Schwartz. The young wide receiver was sent home from the Lions practice facility on Monday after he was caught causing a scene on the sidelines on Sunday...
The Detroit Lions are benching wide receiver Titus Young this week after what coach Jim Schwartz called ''unacceptable'' behavior during Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
Men’s apparel brand, Van Heusen, continues to use football in its efforts to help young men improve their style game. The company first unveiled it’s “Institute of Style” campaign in 2010, in partnership with GQ and ESPN. The initiative issued a challenge to men, to transform themselves from “Schlub to Swagger.” The campaign merged men’s fashion and style with sports...
A day after blowing a late lead to Green Bay, three days before celebrating Thanksgiving, the Detroit Lions need to put their frustrations aside and think about all there is to be grateful for despite their 4-6 record.
A few suggestions:
1. Gary Bettman isnt their commissioner.
2. Donald Fehr isnt executive director of their Players Association.
3. They arent 0-10, on the verge...
The Detroit Lions have declared WR Brian Robiskie, DL Corey Williams, OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, FS Louis Delmas, DL Ronnell Lewis inactive for Week 11. Source: KFFL.com Attached Thumbnails
Left tackle Jeff Backus, who extended his consecutive starts streak to 186 games, was knocked out of the game in the second quarter by a hamstring injury.
He did not return for the second half.
Rookie Riley Reiff replaced him.
With the Thanksgiving Day game looming Thursday, Backus' streak, which is the longest in team history, could be in jeopardy.
His 186 games played...
Safety Louis Delmas returned to practice today for the first time since reinjuring his left knee in a late-October win over the Seattle Seahawks, giving the Detroit Lions hope he'll play against the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving.
Delmas has missed seven games this season after undergoing knee surgery Aug. 7, and the Lions have struggled mightily at safety in his absence. ...
This Sunday the Lions welcome in the Green Bay Packers to Ford Field as Detroit looks to string some wins together in hopes of making a late season run at the playoffs. However this is certainly a Packers team that has found itself after a 2-3 start to the season. Since then Green Bay has turned in an impressive win in Houston and taken care of business with St. Louis, Jacksonville...
How did the Packers beat the Lions? One look at this quick-hitting story tells the tale from Sunday. The key to the game? Green Bay's defense taking away Calvin Johnson in the second half. Plus, 10 killer numbers from the game.