Justin Tucker kicked his sixth field goal of the game, a 61 yarder with 38 seconds left, as the Baltimore Ravens beat the Detroit Lions 18-16 Monday night. The victory gave the Ravens the lead for the AFC’s second wild card playoff spot.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
Just four days after losing a tough game to the Titans, the Raiders meet the Cowboys in Dallas Thursday on KPIX 5.
The Packers, Bears and Lions are tied at 5-3 in the NFC North with the Bears and Lions facing off Sunday.
Down by a touchdown at half time, quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a 44-31 win over the Vikings Sunday night.
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers was one of three NFL quarterbacks who threw for more than 400 yards without an interception Sunday. “They’re saying now that Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL, and I’m starting to lean that way myself,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Riley Reiff, a former first round pick, is stepping into the starting lineup to replace a stalwart Lion. Is he up to the task? The entire team and fans certainly hope so.
The Detroit Lions have released running back Jahvid Best, a first-round draft pick from 2010 who hasn’t played since October 2011 because of concussion problems.
San Francisco released David Akers a month ago after he slumped during the 2012 season. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker made 73 of 94 field goals over two seasons for the 49ers.