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Lions In No Mood to Give Up Home Game

The Rams have cleared a path to play at least one home game in London, which is likely just fine with the Lions, who like their home-field advantage and are not interested in playing a home game overseas.

In a conference call with season-ticket holders last week, Lions president Tom Lewand said that the fans have given the team an edge that they’re not willing to give up, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

“I think the expansion of the NFL into international markets is a great thing,” Lewand said. “But we don’t look to participate as a home team. We have a commitment here to Detroit; the Ford Family has a commitment to Detroit.

“You guys have started to make Ford Field into one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL, and we don’t want to give that up. We want to make it even better. And it’s not easy to do if one of our home games is in London or Mexico City or Toronto or somewhere else.”

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