Hi, guys, This week America celebrates Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is an American national holiday that’s celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November every year. It’s a day in which not unlike our Christmas, people traditionally eat Turkey and watch TV all day. Every Thanksgiving the NFL schedules 3 games. One is hosted by the Detroit Lions, another is hosted by the Dallas Cowboys and the third which is only being played since 2006 is played by no fixed opponents. This year Detroit host Green Bay, Dallas host Miami and Baltimore host the San Francisco 49ers. I’m going to talk to you about the Detroit vs Green Bay game.


This is a highly anticipated game played by two heavyweights of the NFC north division. Green Bay as I’ve talked about are the reigning Superbowl champions and are considered the best team in the league. Detroit are the new kids on the block. They started 5-0 this year and after years of poor records they now look to be real contenders. They’ve succeeded in turning around their team by using their high draft picks well. They drafted their quarterback Matthew Stafford number one overall and they drafted their beast defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh number two overall. Their star player this year however is who I’m going to tell you about, their wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

Calvin Johnson is an amazing athlete. Hs nickname is “megatron” because of his unhuman talent. He has an unmatched combination of size, hands, speed, strength and leaping ability. He was chosen as the second overall pick in 2007. He is 6 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 16 stone. In the NFL combine he ran the 40 yard dash in 4.35 seconds which is amazing speed for the size of the guy. Since he came into the league he’s consistently made incredible catches. He’s caught 44 touchdowns since his NFL debut in 2007. Up until this year Johnson was known as just a good receiver but this year his career has taken off to a new level and many believe he’s now living up to his talent and could be the best receiver in the league. His catching ability makes him a nightmare to cover for any cornerback. This video showcases some of his amazing talents.

In the game once again Green Bay have to be fancies and lots of experts are tipping them to go undefeated this year  but if they are to be beaten, the Detroit Lions have the means to do it. Their head coach Jim Schwarz seems to have instilled a toughness in them this year. Some would even call their play dirty. They may have a mean streak in them but this makes them more interesting to watch as far as I’m concerned. None of their players play with more intensity than Ndamukong Suh, their defensive tackle. Suh has a reputation for living on the edge and is after receiving multiple fines from the league for dangerous hits. Suh and his defence along with Johnson and his quarterback Stafford are most definitely going to let Green Bay know they’re in for a game.

It is highly possible that these teams could meet again in the playoffs but they’ll most definitely want to get one up on the other and I’m anticipating a cracker.

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