- The Detroit Lions dominated the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving, to say the very least. Don't believe me? Take a look at these stats:
The 435 total yardage difference is the largest in the 169-game history of #Lions/#Packers & in the NFL since PHI/SF in 2005.— Bill Voth (@billvoth) November 28, 2013
And … the 126 yards were the fewest the #Lions have given up since 1992.— Bill Voth (@billvoth) November 28, 2013
Lions 561 yards, Packers 126. Biggest yardage differential in the NFL in eight years.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) November 28, 2013
Lions had 218 more pass yards, 217 more rush yards than Packers. That only happened once before in NFL history.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) November 28, 2013
Today marked the Lions largest win over the Packers in 40 years.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) November 29, 2013
- The Lions' run defense was its usual dominant self on Thursday.
The #Lions became first team since 1933 to hold opponents to 62 rushing yards or less and no rushing touchdowns in six straight games.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) November 28, 2013
Lions have gone 8 straight games without allowing a rushing TD. Hadn't done that since 1934.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) November 29, 2013
From @EliasSports: The Packers didn't run for a 1st down. It was the 1st time since 1990 that the Packers didn't have a rushing 1st down.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 28, 2013
- During introductions, the Lions' defensive line took the field together rather than as individuals.
- As expected, Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton was a topic of conversation following the Lions' win.
Matthew Stafford said he told the team before the game: "This is my favorite part of the week because talk is cheap." #Lions— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 28, 2013
Stafford on Sitton's "scumbags" comments: "I don't know if you take it personal but you sure as heck hear it."— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 28, 2013
Schwartz said the team made fun of Sitton's scumbag comments. "We've been called much worse." #Lions— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 28, 2013
Dominic Raiola said Josh Sitton looked "squeamish" on the field.— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) November 28, 2013
- Here's what Sitton had to say after the game:
Sitton: Yeah it's embarrassing. We got our ass beat... One of the worst beatings I've ever been a part of.— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) November 28, 2013
Sitton said that he doesn't take anything back, but that the Lions DL was great and "kicked our asses."— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle) November 28, 2013
- Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's record for the most yards receiving over the course of three seasons.
- With another interception on Thursday, DeAndre Levy now leads the NFL with 6 picks on the season.
- Levy was none too pleased with the flag he received for unnecessary roughness during Thursday's game.
Levy: It's a joke. The NFL's becoming a joke with these kind of penalties. Hopefully the review will show its a clean hit. I felt it was.— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) November 28, 2013
- Dominic Raiola played in his 200th career game on Thursday.
- FOX's Galloping Gobbler award went to Reggie Bush, who had a nice turnaround after his early fumble. The Lions, by the way, gave their game balls to Raiola, Jeremy Ross and the defensive line, per Dave Birkett.
- Speaking of Bush, Jim Schwartz had a funny comment about sticking with him despite the fumble at the start of the game:
Jim Schwartz on giving the ball to Bush after his fumble: We took a Twitter poll to find out if we should. Twitter said yeah so we did— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 28, 2013