- A couple weeks ago, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Miami Hurricanes faced off in a huge college football primetime game. Golden Tate, a Notre Dame alum, made a bet with The Rock, who played with the Hurricanes back in the day. Miami ended up winning that night, and on Wednesday, Tate finally paid up, wearing a Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) jersey in the locker room:
The Rock responded in kind:
Man of his word. @ShowtimeTate lost a bet to me when my @univmiami Canes beat his @NDFootball team. Had to wear my #94 jersey from The U.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 22, 2017
Have a great game tomorrow brotha and Happy Thanksgiving. #ColorsOfAChamp #TheU https://t.co/5Yf7mpS6Km
- Remember the fallout from the controversial coin toss between the Lions and Steelers on Thanksgiving back in 1998? It turns out that moment kind of ruined the official’s career, even though he may not have even made a mistake:
On Thanksgiving 1998, a botched coin toss ruined an NFL ref's reputation forever.— SB Nation (@SBNation) November 22, 2017
But what if he didn't deserve it? pic.twitter.com/fCLoWqHqti
- This week the Lions are busting out their A-Team captains. Matthew Stafford, Glover Quin and Don Carey were named captains for this week’s game against the Vikings.
- Boy did the Lions’ defensive line make the Bears’ offensive front look good in Week 11:
Highest graded tackles this week pic.twitter.com/eCboJlPwgf— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) November 22, 2017
These were Week 11's best centers pic.twitter.com/ntPpXqMnJ3— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) November 22, 2017
The top guards in the NFL this week pic.twitter.com/TTapALJyVr— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) November 21, 2017
- Kyle Meinke of MLive details Jarrad Davis’ recent struggles, specifically in the run game. Meinke notes Davis ranks dead last in tackling efficiency and 57th out of 58 in Pro Football Focus’ run defense grades.
- Surprisingly, the Lions defense has been very good on third downs late in the game:
- Sick of “On Paper?” Check out the Daily Norseman’s preview of the Thanksgiving Day classic and their prediction.