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8 Classic Thanksgiving Moments for the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions

The Dallas Cowboys' Leon Lett was a Thanksgiving Day turkey in the snow back in 1993.
<p> Best and Worst Thanksgiving Day Moments: Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, including Leon Lett's mistake in the snow in 1993, Jerome Bettis and Phil Luckett's coin toss confusion in 1998, Randy Moss' three-touchdown game in 1998, Jason Garrett's duel against Brett Favre in 1994, O.J. Simpson's record-breaking effort in 1976 and Ndamukong Suh's stomp heard round the world in 2011.</p>

Just like the crazy uncle with the nonstop inappropriate jokes or the aunt with the barely edible green bean casserole, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys are welcome additions to the holiday family gathering even though they will probably provide an awkward moment or two.

Here are a few of the noteworthy Thanksgiving Day memories from the Lions, whose first Turkey Day game was in 1934, and Cowboys, who first sat at the table in 1966.

10 Best NFL Comeback Stories of the Season

Minnesota's Adrian Peterson bounced back from a torn ACL and MCL to rush for 2,000 yards.
<p> 10 Best NFL Comeback Stories of This Season, including Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss.</p>

None other than the great Dr. James Andrews has decided that Robert Griffin III will require total reconstructive surgery to repair the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and LCL (lateral collateral ligament) in his right knee. The roughly two-hour surgery took place on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and rehab for the Washington Redskins quarterback is expected to take anywhere between six-to-eight months.

8 Memorable Thanksgiving Moments for the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions

The Dallas Cowboys' Leon Lett was a Thanksgiving Day turkey in the snow back in 1993.
<p> Best and Worst Thanksgiving Day Moments: Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, including Leon Lett's mistake in the snow in 1993, Jerome Bettis and Phil Luckett's coin toss confusion in 1998, Randy Moss' three-touchdown game in 1998, Jason Garrett's duel against Brett Favre in 1994, O.J. Simpson's record-breaking effort in 1976 and Ndamukong Suh's stomp heard round the world in 2011.</p>

Just like the crazy uncle with the nonstop inappropriate jokes or the aunt with the barely edible green bean casserole, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys are welcome additions to the holiday family gathering even though they will probably provide an awkward moment or two.

Here are a few of the noteworthy Thanksgiving Day memories from the Lions, whose first Turkey Day game was in 1934, and Cowboys, who first sat at the table in 1966.

10 Greatest NFL Rookie Seasons of All-Time

The best first-year players in NFL history, or at least since Gale Sayers was a rookie.
<p> The best first-year players in NFL history, including Eric Dickerson, Lawrence Taylor, Randy Moss, Cam Newton, Barry Sanders, Gale Sayers, Jevon Kearse, Anquan Boldin, Ben Roethlisberger and Edgerrin James.</p>

It's rare that a first-year player comes into the NFL and has an immediate impact on the game. But it does happen. Athlon Sports looks back at the best rookie players in NFL history, or at least since Gale Sayers took the field in 1965.

Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the San Francisco 49ers

A fantasy football perspective on the team
<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the San Francisco 49ers</p>

What can the San Francisco 49ers do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season.

Inside the Locker Room
with Eric Gilmore, Freelance Writer

Randy Moss Signs with San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco agrees to one-year deal with Randy Moss after workout with Jim Harbaugh.
<p> The San Francisco 49ers agree to a one-year deal with wide receiver Randy Moss after a successful workout in which coach Jim Harbaugh played quarterback and threw passes to Moss.</p>

“Straight gold, homey?”

Randy Moss has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers following a workout with coach Jim Harbaugh — who threw passes to Moss after picking up the 35-year-old future Hall of Famer from the airport.

“I was very appreciative of him doing that,” said Moss, regarding Harbaugh’s chauffer service. “I mean, the head coach picking a guy up — think about that.”

Fantasy Football: Repeating the Magic Season

How often do players like Arian Foster and Michael Vick repeat their massive outputs the next season?

Every once in a while there’s that player who has the “magic” season in fantasy football. But what does history say his next season will look like? Let’s take a look at those players over the five seasons prior to 2010 who led their positions and were at least 30 points ahead of their next-closest competitor in one season, and see how they fared the next season. A repeat is possible. However, it’s also worth noting that the two who did repeat their No. 1 ranking did not increase their points totals in doing so.

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<p> Every once in a while there’s that player who has the “magic” season in fantasy football. But what does history say his next season will look like? Let’s take a look at those players over the five seasons prior to 2010 who led their positions and were at least 30 points ahead of their next-closest competitor in one season, and see how they fared the next season.</p>
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Randy Moss: Retired and Rejected

The 6'4", 34-year-old "Freak" ends his Hall of Fame career after 13 seasons.
<p> <span><span>The 6'4", 34-year-old "Freak" Randy Moss ends his Hall of Fame career after 13 seasons.</span></span></p>

There is a surreal symmetry to the retirement go-route run by Randy Moss, whose hollow 13-year Hall of Fame career ends, like so many, “not with a bang but a whimper.”

Randy Moss Retires: Does Canton Clock Start Now?

Between Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, which one deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more?
<p> Between Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, which one deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more?</p>

The agent for former Vikings and Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss announced that Moss was retiring Monday, potentially calling an end to one of the most famous, and infamous, careers of any receiver in NFL history.

The news comes as a surprise, just weeks after the same agent, Joel Segal, claimed that Moss was in "freakish shape" as a result of "two-a-days, all spring and summer in West Virginia."

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