Packers Get Thanksgiving Date


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Monday at the annual owners' meetings in Phoenix that the Packers would play the Lions at Detroit's Ford Field at 11:30 a.m. (CT) on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007.

The Packers last played on Thanksgiving on 2003, also in Detroit.

That game, a 22-14 loss, dropped the Packers' all-time record on Thanksgiving to 11-18-2, including 5-11-1 in Detroit. The Packers and Lions played every Thanksgiving in Detroit for 13 straight seasons, from 1951 through 1963. The other meetings occurred in 1984, 1986, 2001 and 2003.

Prior to 2003, the Packers won the previous two meetings by scores of 44-40 ('86) and 29-27 ('01).

The Packers' only other Thanksgiving Day games in the past half-century have been at Dallas, in 1970 and 1994.


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