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Top 10 NFL Thanksgiving Moments

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It’s a Thanksgiving tradition. Food, drink and football. As a Lions fan, unfortunately many of these plays that I will post here were AGAINST the Lions and endured by Lions fans, however that comes with the territory of being a Lions fan I suppose – Supreme and utter disappointment.


 

#10 – The Suh Stomp (2011)

Ndamukong Suh Stomps on Evan Dietrich-Smith and gets ejected.

 

#9 DALLAS COWBOYS VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2010) 

Miles Austin turns a reverse into a 60-yard touchdown

 

#8 NEW YORK JETS VS. CINCINNATI BENGALS (2010)

Brad Smith’s kickoff return touchdown

 

#7 DALLAS COWBOYS VS. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2008)

Terrell Owens shows why he used to be good and worth the headache that comes with a side order of T.O.

 

#6 CHICAGO BEARS V.S DETROIT LIONS (1980)

David Williams wins it for the Bears

 

#5 MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. DALLAS COWBOYS (1998)

Randy Moss scores his third touchdown of the day

 

#4 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS. DETROIT LIONS (2004)

Peyton Manning put on a clinic for the Detroit Lions - Manning put six on the board and completed 23 of 28 passes for 236 yards before being pulled near the end of third quarter. (click image to view on NFL.com)

 

#3 DETROIT LIONS VS. CHICAGO BEARS (1997)

Barry Sanders ran for 167 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions obliterated the Bears 55-20. Sanders moved into second on the NFL’s all-time rushing yardage list during this game.

 

#2 PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS. DETROIT LIONS (1998)

Phil Luckett’s coin-flip screwup. With the Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers headed into overtime, referee Phil Luckett’s microphone caught Steelers captain Jerome Bettis calling “tails” on the coin toss. Despite the toss coming up tails, Luckett claims the Lions won the toss. Detroit opts to receive and scores a field goal on the first possession to win the game.

 

#1 DALLAS COWBOYS VS. MIAMI DOLPHINS (1993)

the Cowboys led 14-13 over the Miami Dolphins with 15 seconds left in the game. The Cowboys blocked a Pete Stoyanovich field goal attempt, which should have ended the game, except Lett recovered the ball and then fumbled it to Miami. The Dolphins got a new set of downs and Stoyanovich kicked a game winner with three seconds on the clock.


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