The New England Patriots will likely pay visit to the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, as the New York Jets just recently accepted an offer to host the night event at the Meadowlands. The Pats and Jets are the only two scheduled AFC teams to face Detroit in 2010. With the Jets arranged to play the final game of the holiday, New England in turn should be matched up with the Lions.
The Patriots last played Detroit on Thanksgiving in 2002, where Tedy Bruschi came up with a 27-yard INT for six to lead his squad to a 20-12 victory. Cornerback Leigh Bodden hopes to revamp his holiday success with a win this time around after falling to the Tennessee Titans 47-10 in 2008 as a member of the Lions.
“Growing up as a kid, you watch that game and you want to play on Thanksgiving,” said Bodden. “I got to do it, but it wasn’t that great in Detroit. Hopefully if we play them this Thanksgiving, I can be on the winning end of it.”