Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions Bye Week Edition

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Suh is outstanding. He doesn’t need to be a dirty player for the Lions to be successful. And the Lions are one of the feel-good stories of the 2011 season.

After years as a league doormat, they are contenders for the NFC North title and a playoff spot.

That’s a huge change.

Lions running back Jahvid Best said he expects to return from his second concussion sometime this season, but he couldn’t say whether he’ll play after the bye next week against the Chicago Bears.

For years, Detroit has been coming to Thanksgiving dinners across the country: The Lions, the city’s NFL franchise, have played (often haplessly) on national television as a matter of tradition. This year, the Lions are playing very well for once, yet their fans are not all happy campers.

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