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Lions notes: Fines from Thanksgiving, kicker workout, more

Lions notes looks at all of the fines from Thanksgiving, Detroit's kicker workout and much more.

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  • There were a whole bunch of fines handed out for the Thanksgiving game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. Take a look:
  • Speaking of Thanksgiving, the Lions/Packers game did quite well from a ratings standpoint.

  • The Detroit News' John Niyo has a great piece on Joique Bell's NFL journey that ultimately led him back to Detroit.

  • The Lions' second kicker workout this week featured Shayne Graham, Neil Rackers and Giorgio Tavecchio, according to Aaron Wilson. The first one featured Havard Rugland and a couple other kickers.

  • David Akers said "it's part of the business" when he was asked this week about the Lions working out kickers. Clearly, he's aware that he has to perform at a high level to remain the Lions' kicker going forward.

  • The Lions are the best goal-line team in all of the NFL.

  • Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers are both out again this week. A Lions win combined with losses by the Chicago Bears and Packers would put Detroit in position to clinch the division as early as Week 15.

  • The Houston Texans fired head coach Gary Kubiak on Friday.

  • I'll just leave this here:

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