Scanning the Savanna

When the Detroit Lions played in Dallas recently, it was a bittersweet experience for former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford. It was nice to be back home where he had grown up, but disappointing in that he had to watch the game from the sidelines.

Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill(notes) has a broken right index finger that he suffered during the team’s 45-24 drubbing by the New England Patriots on Sunday. It seems silly to rush him back when the team is sitting so close to the bottom of the NFC with a 2-9 record.

With just over two months until the Super Bowl, the NFL is on pace for its best TV season in at least a decade, and even a pair of turkeys playing on Thanksgiving couldn’t slow the league’s momentum.

There’s always at least one losing team that finishes strong and builds momentum for bigger and better things to come next year, and that team this season will be the … Detroit Lions.

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