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Insider: 3 keys to the Packers-Lions matchup

2:30 PM, Nov. 27, 2013
The Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, defeated the Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford 27-15 win in the most recent Thanksgiving Day meeting in 2011. File/Press-Gazette Media
The Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, defeated the Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford 27-15 win in the most recent Thanksgiving Day meeting in 2011. File/Press-Gazette Media
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The Packers-Lions Thanksgiving matchup in Detroit used to be an every-year tradition, with the teams playing on the holiday every season from 1951 to 1963 before then-Packers coach Vince Lombardi all but demanded that the league put a stop to the routine. Since 2007, the matchup has become an every-other-year Thanksgiving tradition, with the Packers under Mike McCarthy winning 37-26 in '07, 34-12 in '09 and 27-15 in '11. The Packers' overall Thanksgiving record is 14-18-2, with just one of those games (in 1923) played at home. The Packers are 8-11-1 all-time ...

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