Five Things: Bears vs. Lions Thanksgiving RoundupThe Detroit Lions have won two Thanksgiving games in a row, both in blowout fashion no less. After nine straight losses on Turkey Day, it is a welcome change for Lions fans.
Injury Report: Falcons Light On Injuries, Lions Not As LuckyFive Falcons and eight Lions means the Falcons should be relatively healthy for their Week 8 contest in London.
Opponent Profile: Lions Defense Is Scary GoodCalvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush: three Lions that surprisingly are NOT the reason Detroit is 5-2 this season.
Sports Verdict: Who's Second Best Behind Calvin Johnson? Dez Bryant Vs. A.J. GreenCalvin Johnson and his stat lines have locked down best receiver with a level of dominance perhaps never before seen at that position. With Megatron sitting atop the podium, who currently owns the title of second most dangerous receiver in the NFL: Dez Bryant or A.J. Green?
Falcons Are A Magnet For Broken RecordsSetting a new NFL record is always a rare and special moment because it rarely happens. However, the Falcons seem to insist on some of the most recent records only being broken when they're the opposition.
Rice's Record Safe? Megatron May Not Play Against AtlantaTwo final games in Atlanta's 2012 regular season. If they win out, they'll tie the franchise record for most wins in a season with the 1998 squad that went to the Super Bowl. Still, more people are going to be interested in seeing if and when Megatron will surpass Jerry Rice.
Falcons Gameplan: Limit Megatron, Protect Ice From SuhOne team is quarterbacked by an SEC alum. His favorite receiver is from the ACC. The other team is quarterbacked by an ACC alumn. His favorite target is from the SEC. Which SEC/ACC pair will reign supreme on Saturday?
Lions May Just Be Playing For Pride, Falcons Still Playing For Playoff PositionWithout much to really play for in these final two regular season games, the Atlanta Falcons should worry simply about playing well and getting off the field without any injuries. With Ndamukong Suh on defense and Matthew Stafford and Megatron on offense, that's going to be easier said than done.