LOOK: Reggie Bush takes shot at Detroit Lions

In 2013, the Detroit Lions signed running back Reggie Bush and the fan base was excited. That season, Bush was outstanding for the Lions as he rushed for 1,006 yards to go along with 506 receiving yards. Embed from Getty Images But Bush was not the only solid running back the Lions had that season … Read more

Top 5 Thanksgiving games in Detroit Lions history

Although it might not seem possible, Thanksgiving is already upon us. Ahhh yes. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, family, and of course, Lions football. In honor of the holiday, let’s take a stroll down memory lane as we look at the top five Thanksgiving day games in the history of the Detroit Lions. … Read more

The NFC North Championship will be determined by Zach Zenner

Sunday Night Football, on the first day of the New Year, is the biggest game that Ford Field has seen in quite some time. When all of the other games are decided, the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions will take the field in a defacto winner-take-all NFC North Championship game. It’s the type of scenario sports … Read more

TBT: Lions earn first Thanksgiving victory since 2003 against Packers

It was 10 years in the making and it just so happened to be against the same team.

detroit-lions-logoThe Detroit Lions played their annual Thanksgiving Day game in 2013 against their NFC North rivals, the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. The Lions were riding a nine-year losing streak on ‘Turkey Day’. Football on Thanksgiving has been a staple since it first got introduced in the Motor City back in 1934. After a heartbreaking 34-31 overtime loss to the Houston Texans the year prior, the Lions were looking to flip the script and get back to providing a victory on Thanksgiving for the city of Detroit.

The game against the Packers was 17-10 in favor of the Lions going into halftime. Head coach at the time, Jim Schwartz must have really said something to spark the team in the locker room because Detroit scored 23 unanswered points, ultimately leading to their 40-10 victory over Green Bay.

The Lions’ defense was ferocious all day long as they held the Packers’ offense at-bay. Green Bay quarterback Matt Flynn was held to only 10/20 passing with 139 yards and an interception, while also being sacked a total of seven times. Eddie Lacy couldn’t run the ball to save his life as he only carried the football a total of 10 times for 16 yards.

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Photo Credit: Tommy Williams/Flickr

Matthew Stafford led the Lions’ offense and really fed off the performance the defense was having that particular day. Stafford finished the game going 22/35 passing with 330 yards and three touchdowns. Reggie Bush and Joique Bell did an excellent job balancing the offense with the ground attack, but also contributed by catching some passes from Stafford as well. Bush finished with 117 rushing yards with a touchdown and 65 receiving yards, while Bell chipped in with 94 rushing yards a touchdown and 34 receiving yards. Calvin Johnson finished the day with six receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown for the Lions.

It was a great scene at Ford Field that day. The Lions hadn’t won a game on Thanksgiving for nine years and were looking to avoid making it a tenth straight year. With the performance they put on against the Packers, they made sure that wasn’t going to happen.

The FOX NFL Sunday crew weighed in post game with their take on the Lions/Packers game.

Matthew Stafford fined by NFL, plans to appeal

Thanks to the NFL’s uniform police, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will be a little be lighter in the pocket after being fined for wearing blue cleats in Monday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. According to Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News, this is Stafford’s first offense and he has been fined $5,787, which the … Read more

PREVIEW: Detroit Lions vs New York Jets

Ah yes, football is back! There have been moments in this off-season that left us scratching our heads, jumping for joy, and counting down the minutes until the season begins. Now, it’s finally time to catch a peek at what is to come this season. The New York Jets will pay a visit to Detroit for the … Read more

Breaking down the new faces at Lions training camp

[tps_header]There are plenty of new faces who will be at Lions training camp this year. Some who will make the team, some who will not. Here is an introduction to those new faces at Lions training camp who were not with the team last year.[/tps_header]

Detroit Lions Training Camp: Position battles and predictions

  [tps_header] Training camp is officially upon us. This is when dreams will be destroyed. The door will be opened, and some are thanked for their hard work during the off-season. Today, we will cover all of the position battles that will take place at camp for the Detroit Lions. To make things a bit … Read more

The perfect NFL Draft outcome for the Detroit Lions; Every pick revealed

The 2015 NFL Draft is finally here! We are now just hours away from finding out who the Detroit Lions will select with the hope of improving their team. In this article, I will reveal what the perfect draft for the Lions would look like. Hopefully they are smart enough to listen. Don’t forget to follow the NFL draft on the Detroit Sports Nation Draft Tracker beginning at 8pm tonight!

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