With Packers in town, rare holiday win tops on Lions’ list

The Detroit Lions cleared numerous hurdles to reach their annual Thanksgiving Day home game in full control of the NFC North. On Thursday, Detroit will look to snap its six-game losing streak on the holiday when it hosts the Green Bay Packers. “We’re trying to turn over a new leaf here,” coach Dan Campbell said. “We’re trying to do something different and find a way to do some things that haven’t been done in awhile.

Lions begin run of division games vs. Justin Fields, Bears

The Detroit Lions’ last division title, 30 years ago, was so long ago the NFC North was the Central. In order to end the drought, the Lions will need to hold down their current division opponents for the remainder of the regular season. Detroit (7-2) plays five of its final eight games against its NFC North rivals, beginning with a home matchup against the last-place Bears on Sunday. The Lions are seeking their first division

Lions look to ground game for boost against Chargers

The NFC North race has tightened up, and the Detroit Lions now face a difficult road test. The Lions (6-2), who lead the division by 1 1/2 games over the streaking Minnesota Vikings, head west to face the Los Angeles Chargers (4-4) on Sunday. Detroit will be the much fresher team, as it comes off a bye week, while the Chargers earned a road win over the New York Jets on Monday night. The Lions

Raiders get Jimmy Garoppolo back for game vs. Lions

Both teams in the Monday night matchup at Detroit want to erase some bad memories from last week. The NFC North-leading Lions were humbled by the Baltimore Ravens, 38-6. The Las Vegas Raiders got thumped by the Chicago Bears and their backup quarterback, Tyson Bagent, 30-12. Lions coach Dan Campbell said the Raiders feel “much like we feel. What they just went through last week is not indicative of who this team is. This is

Lions look to fortify division lead vs. winless Panthers

The Detroit Lions have lived up to their billing during the first month of the season. Favored to win the NFC North, they emerged from September with sole possession of first place after a road victory against Green Bay last Thursday. They now have a chance to pad their lead with a cushy home game against the winless Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Lions (3-1) relied on a punishing rushing attack and fearsome defensive effort