Lions not worried about Thanksgiving Day game

The Detroit Lions are confident that they won’t lose their traditional Thanksgiving Day game. (Scott Boehm / Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions are confident that they won’t lose their traditional Thanksgiving Day game. (Scott Boehm / Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions are confident that they won’t lose their traditional Thanksgiving Day game, Booth Newspapers reported Sunday.

After a lopsided 47-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Thanksgiving last season to move their Turkey Day losing streak to five straight seasons, there was speculation that the Lions could be losing the game. Prior to the Super Bowl, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the issue may be addressed at the owners’ meetings, which started this weekend in Dana Point, Calif.

But Lions president Tom Lewand dismissed the idea and said that it was unlikely that the game would be taken away from the Lions.

    “It hasn’t been an issue at any of the meetings for more than 10 years,” Lewand said. “The only time it comes up is when the media asks about it. The issue of the Thanksgiving Day game has not been an internally generated issue.” …
    Lewand said there is no indication it will be a serious issue in the upcoming meetings and it probably won’t be discussed at all.
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