The Detroit Lions have won two Thanksgiving games in a row, both in blowout fashion no less. After nine straight losses on Turkey Day, it is a welcome change for Lions fans.
Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday.
The Chicago Bears are going to try to reach the .500 mark when they face the Lions in the opening game of the Thanksgiving Day triple header.
Calvin Johnson is looming for the New York Jets’ still-shaky secondary. The Detroit Lions’ wide receiver is a tall task, in more ways than one, and Rex Ryan knows it.
Worse than anything, they’ll prove themselves strong enough to stay with good teams, but just bad enough to fall short. So near, and yet so far. And that’s the worst way to lose.
The New York Jets are going to have their hands full with a very talented Detroit Lions team. If Gang Green does not play their best game it will be a long day at MetLife Stadium.
Even when the Giants finally scored their first touchdown, they needed four plays to reach the end zone from a yard out. And that was one of the highlights.
The New York Giants were doomed for failure in 2013 by starting the season with an 0-6 record. In 2014, there are plenty of new faces in the fold, but Big Blue once again laid an egg on opening day, losing to Detroit 35-14 in a Monday Night Football dud.
A loss in the opening week of the season can be a lot more important for teams that are not established. The Giants should have an opportunity to learn a bit more about their identity in their opener tonight against Detroit.
If the Giants are going to run the ball, they’ll have to make sure to neutralize one of the most dominant interior defensive linemen in the league: Ndamukong Suh.
Let the Giants season begin. How it ends, nobody knows. But starting off with a win would bring a lot of peace to a lot of minds, not the least of which belongs to Tom Coughlin.
Since the opening of training camp, the Giants have been boasting that their defense has the potential to be one of the NFL’s best. Antrel Rolle & Co. are going to get a chance prove it Monday.
The last time the New York Giants visited Detroit, the G-men effectively ended the coaching era of Jim Schwartz by knocking the Lions out of NFL playoffs with a 23-20 overtime victory on December 22, 2013.
One of last year’s top fantasy receivers, Josh Gordon, is facing a season-long suspension, but there are still plenty of talented wideouts to choose from. These players are studs no matter the scoring system.
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