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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah Sets All-Time "Thanksgiving" Sack Record, In Loss

Ezekiel Ansah has a knack for saving his finest performances for NFL’s Thanksgiving matchups. His newest exploits this afternoon in a  23-16 loss to the Chicago Bears, noticed him attain the highest of the all-time “Thanksgiving” sack checklist. The defensive finish’s new file stands at eight.5, eclipsing the outdated mark held by Hall of Famer Randy White of the 1978 Super Bowl-winning Dallas Cowboys.

What makes Ezekiel Ansah most spectacular is that he’s coming off a prolonged bid within the infirmary. 

The hallmark “Thanksgiving” second in his profession got here in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 26, 2015, when he entered a one-on-one matchup with Pro Bowl lineman Lane Johnson. On that day, Ansah was far an excessive amount of for Johnson to deal with, leading to a three.5 sack efficiency he chalked as much as unmitigated “private” elements. The unfortunate recipient of his defensive onslaught was Mark Sanchez – Today it was Chicago’s second-string quarterback Chase Daniel, albeit in a shedding effort for the Lions.

With the loss, the Detroit Lions fall to Four-7, in what many would name a “season to overlook,” former Patriots’ coach Matt Patricia’s first in cost. The win steadies Chicago’s tempo on the prime of the NFC North.