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Bills prove credentials with Thanksgiving victory over Cowboys

Buffalo move to 9-3 after impressive win in TexasBears keep playoff hopes alive by beating LionsJohn Brown became the first Buffalo receiver to throw a touchdown pass as the Bills went on to beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-15 on Thursday.Buffalo’s quarter J…

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Blown calls cost Lions as Rodgers works his comeback magic for Packers

Detroit Lions 22-23 Green Bay PackersLate penalty against Lions appeared to be incorrectMason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired, and the Green Bay Packers benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Lions 23-22 on …

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Amari Cooper scorches Washington as Cowboys enjoy Thanksgiving victory

Washington 23-31 Dallas CowboysChicago Bears 23-16 Detroit LionsAmari Cooper celebrated his first touchdown with a mock free throw before a 90-yard score that sent him to a Dallas Thanksgiving-record 180 yards receiving, and the Cowboys pulled even wit…

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Darnold throws pick six on first NFL throw but Jets recover to destroy Lions

Detroit Lions 17-48 New York JetsRookie QB comes back from rough start to help team to victoryMatt Stafford throws four interceptions for shaky DetroitSam Darnold had nowhere to go but up after his first career snap, but the rookie quarterback steadied…

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Lions support new head coach Patricia after team misses sexual assault charge

Detroit’s background check did not uncover charge from 1996Case never went to trial after alleged victim stopped cooperating The Detroit Lions have put their full support behind their new head coach, Matt Patricia, but admitted they had failed to uncov…

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Demolition blast fails to bring down Pontiac Silverdome – video

The demolition of the Pontiac Silverdome didn’t go as planned on Sunday after a partial implosion that was supposed to bring down the upper section appeared to have little impact. Puffs of smoke could be seen following the blast but the structure remai…

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Demolition blast fails to bring down notoriously decrepit Silverdome

Blasts had been expected to bring down upper sections of stadiumThe Pontiac Silverdome: from dream arena to symbol of American decayFor years the Pontiac Silverdome has been one of America’s most famous ruins, a shadow of the arena that once hosted the…

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The Pontiac Silverdome: from dream arena to symbol of American decay

The stadium was once hailed as the finest sporting venue in the world. On Sunday, its demolition will begin and few will shed any tears for its endWhen the Detroit Lions played their first regular season NFL game at the Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium on …

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Minnesota Vikings hold off Detroit Lions’ rally for seventh straight win

Keenum throws three touchdowns as Vikings tighten grip on NFC NorthVikings hold off rally to take three-game lead over Lions in division raceMinnesota’s Everson Griffen announces birth of baby on shirt after sackCase Keenum threw for two touchdowns and…

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New Orleans Saints beat Washington for eighth straight win – video highlights

The New Orleans Saints stretched their winning streak to eight games in week 11 of the NFL, clawing back a 15-point deficit inside the final six minutes of regulation to defeat Washington 34-31. A superb catch from Roger Lewis Junior helped the New Yor…

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Packers’ struggles continue without Rodgers as Lions win in Green Bay

Lions beat Packers 30-17 on Monday Night FootballGreen Bay have now lost three straight; both teams stand at 4-4Eager to end a three-game losing streak, the Detroit Lions picked a tough place to make a stand: Lambeau Field in a Monday night game agains…

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Detroit Lions give $135m Matthew Stafford richest contract in NFL history

Quarterback has kept his team competitive despite loss of Calvin JohnsonDeal will keep former No1 overall pick with Lions through 2022 seasonThe Detroit Lions have made an aggressive move to keep their franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford around for …

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Seahawks ease to 26-6 wild card win as Lions’ season ends on a sour note

  • Thomas Rawls rushes for 161 yards and a touchdown at CenturyLink Field
  • Seahawks advance to play Atlanta Falcons in divisional round next Sunday

The formula that has led the Seattle Seahawks to unmatched success over the past five seasons returned.

Related: NFL wild card round: Seattle Seahawks v Detroit Lions – live!

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NFL wild card round: Seattle Seahawks v Detroit Lions – live!

  • Follow latest updates from CenturyLink Field as Seattle face Detroit
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Lions 0-0 Seahawks, 10:47 1st quarter

Stafford fires incomplete on the far side behind Marvin Jones, but then it’s Zenner, running strong, finding a hole on the right side for a gain of 17!

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Lions 0-0 Seahawks, 12:41 1st quarter

Russell Wilson is scrambling on a 3rd & 3 and has to get rid of it! Great pursuit by Detroit as they themselves force a three and out!

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NFL playoff predictions: Russell Wilson to lead Seahawks to victory over Lions

The regular season’s Pick Six contest is done and dusted, and now Pick the Playoffs can begin. This week, go for Houston, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Green Bay

For NFL teams, the playoffs represent the culmination of months of hard graft. But here on the Guardian sport blog, they simply represent a fresh start. Our regular season Pick Six contest is at an end, but now it is time for the Pick the Playoffs to begin.

First, though, we must crown our regular season champion. In past years, this has often been a close-run thing, but this time it was not at all; castigers has led the way for weeks and held off one final late push from the chasing pack to finish two points clear in first place. Let’s have everyone on their feet to whoop, holler, and applaud. And maybe leave a nice congratulatory message in the comments section below.

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Jim Caldwell has been a clear success in Detroit. So why is his future in doubt?

The 61-year-old is the Lions’ most successful coach in decades – and yet he’s been forced to deny speculation that he might not last beyond the postseason

Is there an NFL head coach more under-appreciated than the Detroit Lions’ Jim Caldwell?

Related: Will Ben McAdoo’s laid-back approach help the Giants top Green Bay?

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Sunday Night Football: Packers beat Lions to seal NFC North

  • Green Bay Packers win sixth successive game to clinch division
  • Detroit still make playoffs but have to settle for wildcard place

Aaron Rodgers threw three of his four touchdown passes in the second half, lifting the Green Bay Packers to an NFC North-winning 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night.

Detroit’s Matthew Stafford connected with Anquan Boldin for a 35-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left, but the Packers recovered the onside kick and Rodgers had only to kneel once to seal the victory.

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Sunday Night Football: Packers beat Lions to seal NFC North

  • Green Bay Packers win sixth successive game to clinch division
  • Detroit still make playoffs but have to settle for wildcard place

Aaron Rodgers threw three of his four touchdown passes in the second half, lifting the Green Bay Packers to an NFC North-winning 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night.

Detroit’s Matthew Stafford connected with Anquan Boldin for a 35-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left, but the Packers recovered the onside kick and Rodgers had only to kneel once to seal the victory.

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NFL Week 17 predictions: Packers to beat Lions in battle for NFC North

Detroit have been impressive at home this season but Aaron Rodgers is a man who does not know when he is beaten

The final weekend of the NFL’s regular season is upon us. And so too, therefore, is the final week of our Pick Six contest. We’ll be following up with Pick The Playoffs, of course, from next week, but this is your final chance to call a full slate of six games correctly – just like aalipour, carloscontrole, denothemeno, Fraser Hartley, Gruagain, Robert Rudolph, Switchskier, TheBandit79 and xartec did last time out. Do join me in giving them each a virtual pat on the back.

I’ll have the overall standings up in the comments section shortly, but can confirm that castigers remains our overall leader going into the final round of games. And here are those games:

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Dez Bryant throws for one TD and catches two others as Cowboys beat Lions

  • Dallas match franchise record of 13 regular-season victories
  • Detroit play Green Bay Packers on Sunday to decide NFC North

Dez Bryant threw his first career touchdown pass between a pair of scoring catches, Ezekiel Elliott ran for two TDs and the Dallas Cowboys kept Detroit from clinching a playoff spot with a 42-21 win over the Lions on Monday night.

With home-field advantage already wrapped up, the Cowboys (13-2) didn’t let up in their seventh straight home win while matching their franchise record in victories, reached two other times.

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