How far can they go?
As Thanksgiving approaches this week we will all be filling our bellies with turkey and stuffing, hanging out with the family, and of course FOOTBALL!
Not only are we going into the holiday season but the NFL playoffs are slowly creeping in on us. This is the make or break point for teams. Those teams projected to go far this season are flopping, teams who tend to lack the luster have truly put on a show. Who would have thought 11 weeks into the season a team is without their star QB and can’t win a game. All the hype Chris Johnson made in the preseason to get more money and he has failed to perform on the field.
The topic of discussion this week is the matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. The Packers come into this game at a perfect 10-0 in the regular season. The defending champions lead by Aaron Rodgers has practically run over the competition. Only once this season Rodgers failed to throw for more than 300 yards
Of course when you think of Thanksgiving football in the recent years the Detroit Lions should come to mind. Hosting the “Thanksgiving Classic” the Lions, in recent years have been good at one thing, providing the visiting team a chance to run up the score. 2003 was the last time the Lions won a game on Thanksgiving, trumping the Packers 22-14. Since then the Lions are 0-7 on Thanksgiving, not only that but loosing by an average of 23 points. Since there last win the Lions are 0-2 against the Packers on Turkey Day.
With the Lions having an extraordinary season so far could this year be different. Starting the season off 5-0 behind QB Matthew Stafford and RB Jahvid Best. Could this be year the Lions break the losing streak? Better yet are they the team to dethrone the perfect Packers? If the Lions lose, does this end their chances of making it to the playoffs?
Let me hear your thoughts on the game and what impact it will have on both teams.