Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Game Quick Preview

Today’s first Thanksgiving Day game features the undefeated Green Bay Packers against the 7-3 Detroit Lions. Here is the TV and spread info, plus what our writing team has had to say about this game throughout the week, including our picks…and yours.

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions Game Info

  • Packers-Lions Date: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th
  • Packers-Lions Kickoff Time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Packers-Lions TV Network: FOX
  • Packers-Lions Sirius: 92 (GB) | 86 (DET)
  • Packers-Lions Announcers: Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
  • Packers-Lions Point Spread: Packers -5.5
  • Packers-Lions Over/Under: 55

nfl thanksgiving day football preview packers-lions aaron rodgers

Keith Mullet’s Packers-Lions Analysis and Pick

via Keith’s Thanksgiving Day football preview

Remember when the only think to look forward to about watching the Lions on Thanksgiving was seeing what havoc Barry Sanders would inflict upon their opponent?  And remember when Sanders retired and everyone began lobbying for a different team to take Detroit’s place in the annual Thanksgiving slot?

The 2011 incarnation of the Lions, with Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh  has shed all of those ugly memories, morphing into an offensive powerhouse with a penchant for overcoming huge leads and a mean streak on the defensive side.

Fortunately for us fans, the Lions will get to play the undefeated Packers, so the chance for a dramatic finish will be high.

The Packers looked a little less invincible this past week against Tampa Bay than they normally do, so it will be interesting to see what a short week against what is likely the toughest opponent they have faced yet this year will bring.

I expect both teams to be able to move the ball with ease, but I think the Lions will turn the ball over a couple of times and allow Green Bay to get out to a large lead.  Despite the Lions’ ability to overcome double-digit deficits, I see them falling a little short in this one.

  • Packers-Lions Spread Pick: Packers -5.5

Amanda Lawson’s Packers-Lions Analysis

via Amanda’s Packers-Lions Preview

Could it be a close game? Definitely.

Will it be? No.

The Packers’ defense will get the pressure on Stafford and get into his head. I expect at least one defensive touchdown for the Pack.

While Suh might put the pressure on Rodgers, it won’t be enough to throw off the Green Bay offense. Once they get rolling, they won’t stop.

Both teams are coming off a short week of practice and mental preparation. After a messy win over Tampa Bay for the Packers, they know they can’t make the mistakes they did in week 11 against the more solid Lions. The Lions are coming off a high with a win against the Carolina Panthers, but they still gave up a lot of points. Giving up points against the Panthers might be okay. Against the Packers, it’s a whole different ball game.

  • Final Score: Green Bay: 35 | Detroit: 13

ndamukong_suh-lions-packers-preview-prediction-point-spread-tvMy Packers-Lions Quick Pick

from the Week 12 Bettor’s Guide

My first instinct was to take the Packers and lay the points, for what it’s worth. But I’m going against my instinct here.

I think the Lions have been thinking about this game, perhaps more subconsciously than consciously, ever since they were beaten at home by the 49ers. This team has enough talent that when it’s focused it can beat anyone in the NFL.

The Packers haven’t lost in almost a year and the law of averages (and the NFL) will catch up to them at some point. Why not Thanksgiving, in Detroit, against a team riding high on the momentum of their second half last week?

If nothing else, it’ll be close.

  • Packers-Lions free pick: Lions +5.5

But most importantly, what do you think?

Who do you think will win the Thanksgiving Day Classic between Green Bay and Detroit?

  • Green Bay Packers (71%, 139 Votes)
  • Detroit Lions (29%, 58 Votes)

Total Voters: 197

Loading ... Loading ...

**********

And if the history of football on Thanksgiving Day interests you, this is a must-read article by Josh Tinley.



About Jerod Morris

I love words. I write for Copyblogger and founded MSF, The Assembly Call, & Primility. I practice yoga, eat well, & strive for balance. I love life. Namaste. Say hi on Twitter, Facebook, & G+.

Comments

  1. Hi there, I found your site via Google while looking for a related topic, your web site came up, it looks good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  2. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?

  3. Make sure you have thought about your USPs (Unique Selling Points) and a few questions to ask if there is an opportunity. Although the receptionist may not be the decision maker, he or she is most likely an influencer. You may wear something slightly better than the usual outfit of the company.

  4. At this time it seems like Drupal is the best blogging platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  5. I was same contented to attain this web-site.I sought after to thanks for your time used for this brilliant read!! I positively enjoying all insufficiently small piece of it and I have you bookmarked to ensure not on original stuff you blog post.

  6. Hello, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other than that, awesome blog!

  7. Greetings, I do think your site could possibly be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Other than that, excellent blog!

  8. Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  9. Hello There. I discovered your weblog the use of msn. That is an extremely neatly written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your helpful information.

  10. you are in reality a excellent webmaster. The website loading pace is amazing. It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. In addition, The contents are masterwork. you’ve done a magnificent activity on this topic!

  11. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?Also visit my blog post louis vuitton outlet

  12. Reference to (I have owned this tablet for about half a year now. Though these machines are great for professionals on the go, they come with a downside.

  13. Wonderful work! This is the type of info that should be shared across the net. Disgrace on the seek engines for now not positioning this post higher! Come on over and discuss with my website . Thank you =)

  14. Hi, I read your blogs like every week. Your story-telling style is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!

Trackbacks

  1. […] SunLions ready to put unbeaten Packers to the testSportsFanLiveAthlonSports.com -Midwest Sports Fans -The Saginaw News – MLive.comall 1,584 news […]

  2. […] SunLions ready to put unbeaten Packers to the testSportsFanLiveAthlonSports.com -Midwest Sports Fans -The Saginaw News – MLive.comall 1,584 news […]

  3. […] SunLions ready to put unbeaten Packers to the testSportsFanLiveAthlonSports.com -Midwest Sports Fans -The Saginaw News – MLive.comall 1,584 news […]

Speak Your Mind