Kevin Smith will get a chance to add to the “best story in the NFL.”
Lions running back Jahvid Best will miss his fifth straight game since suffering a concussion in the team’s October 16th loss to the 49ers. Best didn’t practice at all this week. Coach Jim Schwartz said that Best was improving last week, but that improvement has obviously not come fast enough for him to get back onto the field. Smith had a huge game for the Lions last week and he’ll likely need another one if the Lions are going to hand Green Bay their first loss of the season.
The Lions also ruled punter Ryan Donahue out for the Thanksgiving game. Defensive end Lawrence Jackson, who didn’t play against the Panthers last week, is listed as doubtful with a thigh injury.