This is the November 25, 2012 news archive. View today's Lions rumors and news.
Watt could be facing fine, should have been flagged for Stafford hit
Late in regulation of Thursday’s game between the Texans and the Lions, Houston defensive end J.J. Watt put his helmet into the chest of Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford. Watt’s helmet slid up and popped Stafford in the chin. During Friday’s eUpvote Share Tweet
yahoo.com Updated Nov 25, 2012With all the folderol about whether Ndamukong Suh did or did not kick Matt Schaub in the man-parts during the Houston Texans' overtime win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day, the move that New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley put…Upvote Share TweetLost in the red-flag fiasco from Thanksgiving is the fact that Lions coach Jim Schwartz knew about the rule that use of the red-flag when the replay is automatic blocks the review. And here’s further proof that Schwartz knew. As Jay Glazer of FOX pointeUpvote Share TweetNFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told ESPN on Friday that every form of discipline will be considered against Detriot Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for his contact with Matt Schaub on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Source: Challenge tweak is unlikely in-seasonESPN.com Updated Nov 25, 2012The NFL is not expected to change the challenge flag rule that came into play in the Detroit Lions-Houston Texans Thanksgiving Day game this season but is expected to do so this offseason, according to a league official.Upvote Share Tweet
Kubiak couldn’t have blocked review by throwing red flagThe failure of Lions coach Jim Schwartz to know the rules on Thursday wiped out the replay review of Justin Forsett’s 81-yard I’ve-fallen-and-I-can-get-up touchdown run. The odd dynamics of a bizarre rule have invited some next-level speculation by plUpvote Share Tweet
Parting Shot: Happy Thanksgiving, Lions FansNov 25Israel Gutierrez thinks the NFL may have cost the Lions a trip to the playoffs on a technicality and weighs in on Jim Schwartz's "unsportsmanlike delay."
Don Banks: Kaepernick choice looks great after 49ers beat Saints; more Sna…Nov 25EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 12 heavy on impressive road wins...
NFL Week 12 review: John Clayton's Last CallNov 25With young talent and shrewd moves, the Bengals are getting it right, writes John Clayton.