In what was considered Detroit's most important Thanksgiving game in more than a decade, the Lions were once again the ones playing the role of the turkey. The Packers came into Ford Field and dominated the Lions en route to a 27-15 victory. The Lions struggled with penalties in the first half but managed to keep things close. In the second half, however, the wheels came off after Ndamukong Suh was ejected for stomping a Packers player. Green Bay broke open a 24-0 lead and that was all she wrote for Detroit.
This week things don't get any easier for the Lions. Not only will they be without Suh, who has been suspended, but the Lions are pretty banged up and are going up against the Saints in New Orleans. The Saints have been very good at home this year, and they just blew out the New York Giants on Monday.
The game between the Lions and Saints has a start time of 8:20 p.m. The game was flexed to Sunday night by the NFL since the original matchup -- Patriots vs. Colts -- is expected to be a blowout. It turns out this was a pretty good move by the NFL, as Suh has provided the media plenty of storylines to talk about during this game. You can bet he will be a common talking point despite not even being able to play in New Orleans.
NBC will have the broadcast of Sunday's game, and you can check back into this StoryStream for more on the game throughout the week.