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Good, Bad and Ugly: Blame The Officials

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Of the nine Thanksgiving losses dating back to 2004, this may be the most gut-wrenching for the Detroit Lions. Lions' insider Mike Mady provides the good, bad and ugly from Thursday's loss to the Houston Texans, with the latter saved for the most obvious: horrendous officiating.

The Detroit Lions lost their ninth consecutive Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday, falling 34-31 to the Houston Texans in overtime. Of the nine losses dating back to 2004, this may be the most gut-wrenching. The score alone can indicate that, as this was the only one of the nine losses where the Lions were within a score of their competitor when the game was over. This was also the Lions first...

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