The Lions for sure would like to trade places with the Broncos. While Detroit takes a four game losing streak to Green Bay for their Sunday night game against the Packers, Denver has an 8-game winning streak after their 26-to-13 victory last night over the Raiders in Oakland. The AFC West champion Broncos are now 10-and-3 after getting Week 14 started by handing the 3-and-10 Raiders their sixth straight loss. The Lions were without defensive tackles Corey Williams and Nick Fairley at Thursday’s practice. Williams is nursing a sore knee, while Fairley suffered a quad injury last week. Safety Louis Delmas returned to practice on a limited basis. Cornerbacks Chris Houston and Jacob Lacey were back on the field after sitting out on Wednesday. DETROIT COACH Jim Schwartz says they desperately want to get a win at green bay our live coverage of lion’s football from green bay on am 1590 and fm 95.5 gets underway at 7:20 Sunday night.
Meanwhile, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn't afraid of making extreme changes to the sport of football. In a "Time" magazine article Goodell discussed the possibility of eliminating the kickoff. Before this season the NFL moved kickoffs up to the 35-yard line to try and create more touchbacks. A radical idea proposed in the article was to give the team that scored the ball on their 30-yard-line in a 4th-and-15 situation with the choice to go for it or punt. Kickoffs are widely considered one of the more dangerous plays over the course of a game. College football's best were honored individually during an awards ceremony at Disney World and Notre Dame's Manti Te'o was the big winner. The senior linebacker took home the Maxwell Award as the nation's top all-around player, the Chuck Bednarik Award as the top defensive player and the Walter Camp Award, which honors the player of the year as voted by coaches and sports information directors. Te'o, the first person ever to win both the Bednarik and Maxwell Awards, captured the Butkus Award, the Nagurski Award and the Lombardi Award earlier in the week. It boosts his stock heading toward tomorrow night’s Heisman Trophy Award ceremony in New York City.