Detroit Lions 17, New England Patriots 10 Halftime
Well, well, well, look who leads at the half. I spent much of the first half trying to remember back to the last time the Lions were actually competitive in a Thanksgiving Day game. Forget competitive, the Lions are looking for their first Thanksgiving victory since 2003.
Lions fans have to be happy to see some semblance of a running game, even if the flashes are sandwiched between stuffed running plays like the kind we have been seeing for much of the season. The ability to run the ball will be a huge key to the game if the Lions find themselves with a late lead. Shaun Hill looks in control of the offense and has them moving down the field with confidence.
I love to see the defensive line putting Tom Brady on his back. He didn’t practice this week so the hits should be particularly impactful. Brady has been able to find some receivers but the damage has been limited so far. While the defense has been solid, I can’t count Brady and company out. A turnover would be really big for the Lions and help keep them in control of the game.
The Lions’ annual Thanksgiving Classic is half way over for 2010 and so far they are giving us something to be thankful for.