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Thanksgiving Day Games: Green Bay Packers (10-0) At Detroit Lions (7-3)

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Green Bay and Detroit will meet on Thanksgiving Day for the 20th time, the most matchups in NFL history between any two teams on the holiday. The game will be on FOX beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The Packers have won 16 consecutive games (including the playoffs), the longest streak in team history. Green Bay is the third defending Super Bowl champion (1990 San Francisco, 1998 Denver) to start the following season 10-0 and the Packers are 10-0 for the third time (1929 and 1962; Green Bay won the NFL Championship in both of those seasons). Green Bay is the first undefeated team to play on Thanksgiving since the 1962 Packers.

"I love playing on Thanksgiving," says Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy whose team aims to be the first undefeated club to win on Thanksgiving since the 1934 Chicago Bears. "I think the players really like it too. It's an honor to play on the holiday."

The Lions erased a 24-7 deficit to defeat Carolina 49-35 last week, the team's third comeback win of at least 17 points this year. Detroit is the first team in NFL history to win three games in a single season in which it trailed by at least 17 points.

"We're definitely looking forward to the game on Thanksgiving," says Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. "It's a great honor to play on Thanksgiving. So I'm looking forward to that and I love playing against Green Bay."

The Packers are 7-point favorites. See all the point spreads for this week's NFL action at SB Nation's NFL Odds Page sponsored by Odds Shark. See complete NFL coverage at SB Nation's NFL Hub Page.