I think I now know why the NFL likes to schedule the Lions for Thanksgiving Day every year ... they need the giblets!
The Lions gave America even more reason to believe that this tradition of 69 years needs to come an end once and for all. Perhaps the league should consider giving CBS and FOX a flex schedule for Thanksgiving so they can avoid the Lions and Cowboys when they are dreadful. Imagine if we had Steelers/Patriots or Jets/Broncos to chew on at 1:00 that afternoon, instead Lions/Titans. Oh, if only the world were so pleasant!
Anyway, this game was over two seconds after the Macy's Thanksgivng Day Parade ended. Santa Claus didn't even get a chance to take his fake beard off before the Titans put some points on the board. On the second play of the game, Lions quarterback Daunte Culpepper hit Shaun McDonald in the flat and was immediately stripped of the football by Kyle Vanden Bosch. Two plays later, Titans running back, Chris Johnson, put six on the board with a six yard touchdown.
On the next Titans possession, the other back, LenDale White, took it to the house with a 58 yard touchdown to give Tennessee a 14-3 lead.
Finally, Culpepper was picked off by Dave Ball, who walked into the end zone from four yards out to give the Titans a 21-3 lead before the quarter was over! No mercy rule folks; this is the NFL.
The Titans rolled up 47 points on the afternoon. White and Johnson combined 231 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Even whacko Vince Young got some reps, completing a 54 yard pass to White down the sideline.
The Titans are now 11-1 and are offically in the postseason party. They can win a division title Sunday, if the Colts lose to Cleveland.