Detroit Lions

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a diving catch for a first down as Brandon Browner #39 of the New England Patriots defends during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bears-Lions Fantasy Starters: Matt Forte, Matthew Stafford, And Calvin Johnson

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.

11/26/2014

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CBS Sports Talks Lions Vs. Bears On Thanksgiving Day

The Detroit Lions are no strangers to Thanksgiving Day games and this year, they are taking on an NFC North rival in the Chicago Bears. Both teams need a win to stay in the playoff race and CBS Sports Tracy Wolfson took some time to talk Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford facing off at Ford Field on the big holiday.

11/26/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Thursday Football Breakdown: Chicago Bears At Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving before 24 of the current NFL franchises even existed. The Lions’ first owner scheduled the inaugural game in 1934 to try and generate interest in the team.

11/26/2014

Fans of the Detroit Lions hold up a Happy Turkey Day sign at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jastremski: Getting You Ready For Thanksgiving NFL Overload

Make sure that when you’re eating the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie that you are locked into the football action. Don’t let the kiddies try to flip on “March of the Wooden Soldiers” or some other garbage.

11/25/2014

Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions at the line of scrimmage during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jastremski: NFL Winners, Losers And Locks Of The Week

The best reality TV show better known as the National Football League once again delivered its fair share of thrills, chills, surprises and disappointments.

11/11/2014

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NFL Week 8 Roundup: Cardinals Keep Rolling, Falcons Collapse In London

It’s been 40 years since the Cardinals got off to such a good start. They didn’t even live in Arizona back then.

10/27/2014

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Palladino: Time For Jets To Suck It Up And Start Michael Vick

The calendar still says September, but already the Jets have put themselves into a critical time crunch. The playoffs are slipping away. Time to cash in on the insurance policy.

09/29/2014

Geno Smith looks on from the bench during the Jets' 24-17 loss to the Lions at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Best Option Left For Jets — Tank The Season

There’s no benefit to finishing 7-9 over 4-12. If the Jets are bad enough, they can have their pick at the best available quarterback coming out of college.

09/29/2014

The Lions' Jeremy Ross tries to avoid the tackle of the Jets' Antonio Allen. (credit: Getty Images)

Jets Drop 3rd Straight, Fall To Lions 24-17

Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and the Detroit Lions overcame Calvin Johnson being limited by an ankle injury to beat the New York Jets 24-17 on Sunday.

09/29/2014

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Injury Report: Updates On Eric Decker And Chris Johnson

After winning their season opener against a rather mediocre Oakland squad, the Jets have dropped their last two games against the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. Yet another NFC foe comes calling this Sunday, that in the form of the 2-1 Detroit Lions.

09/28/2014

Geno Smith (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Spotlight On Geno Smith, Secondary As Jets Face Lions

For now, the Jets are still confident Geno Smith can be their franchise quarterback. The greater concern, though, may be their banged-up secondary slowing down a potentially gimpy Calvin Johnson.

09/28/2014

Calvin Johnson (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jets’ Tall Task On Sunday: Stopping The Unstoppable Calvin Johnson

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.

09/26/2014

Geno Smith warms up with Michael Vick in the background on September 22, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jets’ Geno Not Feeling The Heat Amid Early Calls For Vick

The rumblings outside the team’s facility have already begun with some fans and media calling for Geno Smith to sit and Michael Vick to take over. After just three games.

09/25/2014

Geno Smith is pressured by defensive tackle Will Sutton of the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium on September 22, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets Are On A Madness-Inducing Path

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.

09/24/2014

Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Jets Must Find Success In 3-Week Journey Into NFC North

These three non-conference games should serve as a barometer for what can be expected throughout the rest of the season.

09/10/2014

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