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12:36 PM ET 11.22 | Detroit Lions offensive lineman Jeff Backus won't be playing for the first time in his NFL career, and Titus Young is also inactive for the team's Thanksgiving Day game against the Houston Texans. Backus played in 186 consecutive games, but Riley Reiff will start at left tackle as Backus' hamstring injury will keep him out of Thursday's game. Titus Young has been ruled out as expected due to his knee injury. Nick Fairley is able to go with despite missing practice all week with an illness, but fellow lineman Corey Williams, who is also sick, won't be able to play.

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Jeff Backus, Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE Jeff Backus, Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE
November 22, 2012  01:36 PM ET

Detroit is going to regret not getting more points beside those 7...

Letting Houston hang around isn't going to end well.



And - here it comes.

November 22, 2012  01:44 PM ET

And - Alan Ball can't cover Megatron.,

November 22, 2012  02:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And - Alan Ball can't cover Megatron.,

I repeat...

November 22, 2012  02:51 PM ET

OMG they just outright cheated the Lions. Bring back the cheap officals.

November 22, 2012  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

OMG they just outright cheated the Lions. Bring back the cheap officals.

That was a screwin'

November 22, 2012  02:57 PM ET

Should have been a whistle blown.

November 22, 2012  03:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Should have been a whistle blown.

I thought ALL scoring plays were reviewed...

November 22, 2012  07:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I thought ALL scoring plays were reviewed...

I think once Schwartz challenged the play, it became an un-reviewable penalty. If Schwartz hadn't challenged the play would have been reviewed, and likely reversed. Schwartz screwed his team by being overly aggressive and not knowing the rules well enough.

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November 22, 2012  07:42 PM ET

On the play that should have been a non-touchdown, the Lions players didn't do well either. You would think that at the NFL level, if the official doesn't blow the whistle, that players would know to keep playing. Just a bonehead play all around for Detroit.

November 22, 2012  08:53 PM ET

Walt Coleman the blind and stupid offical.

November 22, 2012  09:30 PM ET

Choking on the Turkey at the Ryan's houses tonight.

November 23, 2012  07:57 AM ET

Bring Back da Replacement Refs and fire the Coach on Detriot, he's terrible!!!!!!

 
November 23, 2012  07:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Walt Coleman the blind and stupid offical.

The Games Passed him By!!!!

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