Bookmark and Share

The NFL's Thanksgiving Day schedule saw the home teams come away with victories.

Nov 29th, 2013 - Sports News

The league saved the best for last as Joe Flacco threw for 251 yards and Justin Tucker hit five field goals in the Baltimore Ravens' 22-20 win over Pittsburgh. The Steelers had a chance to tie the game after Ben Roethlisberger threw his second touchdown of the night, a one-yard pass to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:03 remaining. But Roethlisberger's conversion pass slipped through the hands of Emmanuel Sanders, allowing the Ravens to even their record at 6-6 while dropping the Steelers to 5-7.

Flacco tossed a seven-yard scoring strike to Torrey Smith, who had six receptions for 93 yards. The first-quarter TD put the Ravens ahead to stay.

The Cowboys spotted Oakland a 21-7 lead before scoring 24 straight points to beat the Raiders 31-24. Dallas did it with a steady ground game as DeMarco Murray ran for 63 yards and three touchdowns, including a seven-yard burst that put the Cowboys ahead to stay in the fourth quarter. Backup Lance Dunbar had a career-high 82 yards rushing before leaving the game in the second half with a sprained knee.

Tony Romo was 23 of 32 for 225 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions as the Cowboys moved two games over .500 for the first time since last season.

Rashad Jennings had a pair of short TD runs for the 4-8 Raiders, who secured a seventh consecutive non-winning season.

The Lions had dropped two straight overall, five straight against the Packers and a franchise-record nine in a row on Thanksgiving before Matthew Stafford threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-10 pounding of Green Bay. Reggie Bush finished with 117 yards rushing and 65 yards receiving while helping the Lions score the game's final 37 points.

The Lions defense hounded Packers quarterback Matt Flynn with seven sacks, including one by Ndamukong Suh for a safety. Flynn also had three turnovers in his first start since returning to the Packers.

The victory improved the Detroit record to 7-5 and ensured that the Lions would retain at least a tie for the NFC North lead with Chicago once the weekend is done.

The Packers dropped to 5-6-1 and ran their winless streak to five games, their longest since 2008.

Local News

Local News RSS

Utility says it's committed to plant site reuse

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Officials with Consumers Energy said they're committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two ...

Cheney talks heart health during visit to Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Dick Cheney said during a visit to Grand Rapids that he's "enormously grateful" to the donor who supplied the heart used in a transplant procedure performed on the former ...

Read More Local News

State News

State News RSS

Michigan murderer who escaped scheduled for court

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February faces a court hearing Wednesday on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

Michael Elliot is being arrai...

Coast Guard finishes lower Great Lakes icebreaking

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has wrapped up more than four months of icebreaking to open shipping lanes on the lower Great Lakes.

Five U.S. and three Canadian vessels worked to cle...

Read More State News

National News

National News RSS

Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

DETROIT (AP) — A woman who successfully sued the University of Michigan over racial preferences says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state ban on using race in university admissions is...

Federal safety officials see alarming surge in rail shipments of hazardous liquids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Transportation Safety Board is expressing alarm at a dramatic increase in hazardous liquids being hauled in freight trains.

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersma...

Read More National News

International News

International News RSS

UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

PARIS (AP) — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.

Paris-based UNESCO says 774 mi...

Biden tells Ukrainian leaders US stands with them

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is warning Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.

Biden spoke today after meeting with Ukrainian...

Read More International News

Sports News

Sports News RSS

Tigers hang on to beat the White Sox

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Detroit Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.


A rare win for an American in the Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The 118th running of the Boston Marathon was completed without incident and featured the first U.S. citizen in 31 years to win the event.

Former New York City Marathon champion and ...

Read More Sports News

Health News

Health News RSS

Potential Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

LONDON (AP) — Doctors in London researching spinal cord injuries say they've had success using an experimental treatment on four patients now.

They've gotten them to stand and move their legs by ...

Updating Nutrition Labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.

The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...

Read More Health News