Keeping the Lions on Thanksgiving may not be the best for anyone’s appetite.
The Bears and Lions entered the Turkey Day match with three wins combined, and they walked away with a single game turkey score. Chicago won 16-14 at home as Cairo Santos kicked in the winning goal from 28 yards.
Normally, matches of a thrilling nature are fun, but the NFC North match was nothing more than: It was a sloppy performance of a match, with the fans reaching a tipping point. long before they argued with their mad uncles at the dinner table.
The Lions have now lost five games in a row over Thanksgiving, and their 14 points are the lowest against the team on Thanksgiving since they scored 12 against the Packers in 2009. Fans The NFL is sitting on this, understandably, just storming into NFL headquarters in New York to get the league to stop the Lions from ruining another Thanksgiving:
The NFL forces us to watch The Lions on Thanksgiving EVERY YEAR ONLY because of “tradition, tradition, tradition”
then they come up with crappy new rules every year like “mockery”
– Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) November 25, 2021
If they don’t want you to die early on Thanksgiving, they won’t book the Bears/Lions game at noon.
– McNeil (@Reflog_18) November 25, 2021
It’s a low-light festival of epic proportions.
Here are some bad, weird and sloppy Lions moments on Thursday that left Lions and Bears fans thankful that the game ended before dinnertime:
Coin flip incident
The 2021 Thanksgiving Day game totaled 617 yards and just 26 points, and it got off to a rough start: After Detroit won the coin toss and was adjourned, Bears also tried to delay the game, which is something you can’t do in the National Football League.
By the way, The Bears start the game with the ball.
There is nothing like a good helmet doink to pump blood. A header hit Bobby Price, who would have died on the spot if it hadn’t been for a Bears penalty in the game.
12 men on the field – on PAT
What’s to say?
Following the second Lions TD of the day, Detroit was flagged for having too many people on the field for an attempt to score extra points. How did that even happen? The play was presented by Fox announcer Joe Buck in an easy to understand and fairly clear way.
“I guess they’re not used to hitting the ground,” says Buck, which makes Troy Aikman laugh precisely.
Joe Buck mercilessly wooed the Detroit Lions after they were somehow penalized for leaving 12 men on the field in a try to add points. pic.twitter.com/RWvqjY4nSr
– Big Leader (@TheBigLead) November 25, 2021
Three direct free kicks in the fourth half
With the Lions trying to extend their lead to 14-13 in the fourth round, the Lions were defeated with a false start and successive holdouts, ending in the second half. three and 32. Coincidentally, those will be the third and 32nd tables in the game for the Lions.
… And delay the timeout for a penalty
The icing on the awful Thanksgiving cake: The Lions called out of time back in the last two minutes, which is something you can’t do, giving the Lions a 5-yard penalty. It makes sense: It gives the Bears a much more manageable third in the red zone they’ve converted. Chicago then ran down the clock before kicking the winning goal in the final game of the game.