DETROIT – You had a feeling that the Detroit Lions had one more stinker in them. And it came for the entire world to see during Thanksgiving.
The Texans, who have struggled just as much as the Lions this season, looked like a team on their way to the playoffs in the 41-25 win at Ford Field on Thursday.
For the Lions, it was much of the same. An already talent-depleted roster, ravaged by injury by key players, unable to put up much of a fight.
Team owner Sheila Ford Hamp was seen in the owner’s box during the second-half meltdown. MLive photographer Mike Mulholland shared this photo:
And since this is the Lions’ annual national showcase, there were plenty of eyeballs glued to their moves (before they were inevitably shut from the tryptophan or .. the bad play).
Instead of it being “Dagger Time” for the Lions, the dagger came on Will Fuller’s TD catch when he simply ran by the defense to get wide open.
And it left fans wondering many of the same questions they’ve wondered for the last three seasons:
And just when we thought the Texans would show mercy? Nope. Early in the fourth quarter, Houston almost literally draws up a flea flicker-type play that results in another Fuller TD catch.
Even athletes in other sports were left wondering, why is America subjected to the Lions every Thanksgiving?
Even our own writers had to get off from todays Lions performance: