Lions commit another fumble by not retiring Sanders’ no. 88

Out of Bounds

Published July 27, 2019

I don’t think that Charlie Sanders made a catch in stride in his entire career.

At least, that’s how I remember it.

“Get off my lawn!” alert coming from an oldtimer. This is your chance to click away.

I can still see the 1970 Thanksgiving Game as I type this.

Sanders, the greatest tight end in Lions history (and it’s not even close), put the Lions on his back in that Turkey Day game against the Oakland Raiders.

It was a memorable game in a memorable season, for a franchise that has had precious few of them since 1957.

The Lions entered the game 6-4, still stinging from a mid-season, three-game losing streak that included being beaten at the final gun by a 63-yard field goal in New Orleans.

The big, bad Raiders, who didn’t lose very often in those days, were 6-2-2.

If the Lions…

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