No waiting for deadlines or hoping for extensions from the NFL for the Detroit Lions' traditional Thanksgiving Day game this year. The nationally televised match-up against the New England Patriots sold out on Thursday, meaning metro Detroit fans will be able to watch it on local television.â†µ
Hey, if everyone else around the country has to watch the Lions before they eat, Detroit should have to also.â†µ
This will be the earliest the Lions have sold out a game in advance since 2007, when the Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers was a sellout.â†µ
Four of the Lions' five home games this season have sold out and been televised locally. The exception was the Week 8 game versus the Washington Redskins on October 31.