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Lions (7-3) Host Packers (10-0) on Thanksgiving

Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Detroit Lions (7-3) will host the Green Bay Packers (10-0) in the first of three NFL games on Thanksgiving in Detroit.

For once, NFL fans will be getting an important game between the two on Thanksgiving due to the recent resurgence of the Lions.

"It's special, when you wake up downtown and they're setting up for the parade, it's not just a normal day," said Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, "Thanksgiving in Detroit is different than other citiies, we wanted to respect that tradition and we wanted to respect it by playing well on Thanksgiving."

Green Bay enters the Motor City as the first undefeated team to play on Thanksgiving in 50 years.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was frustrated with his performance in their week 11 win over the Buccaneers and realizes that the Lions defense will be extra hungry to get to him on Thursday.

"They've got as good a front four that you're going to see, it's going to be important for us to be able to control them," said Rodgers.  "They've got a good rush up the middle, so it's going to be important for the up the middle guys to be stout."

Kickoff is set for 12:30 PM Eastern Time.

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Packers Remain Undefeated

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- The Green Bay Packers (10-0) continue to roll through the 2011 season.  Dating back to last year the men from Lambeau are now (16-0).

They took care of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6), 35-26 on Sunday. 

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn't perfect but found a way to lead his team past the Buccaneers when it counted.  He connected with his wide receiver Jordy Nelson on a 40 yard touchdown pass with 2:55 left in the game to put the Packers up eight.

He did throw for 299 yards with three touchdowns but still felt he could be better in certain spots.

"I'm just frustrated," Rodgers said. "I didn't throw the ball very well. I'm not trying to be ridiculously humble right now, I'm just frustrated. The ball wasn't coming out the way I wanted it to today."

The Packers will head to Detroit to take on the Lions (7-3) on Thanksgiving.

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Lions' Suh Will Discuss Rules with NFL

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Usually when a player meets with NFL officials and Commissioner Roger Goodell, he did something he likely wasn't supposed to -- almost like getting sent to the principal's office. However, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh himself has requested a sit-down with Goodell and other NFL officials on Tuesday.

Suh apparently requested the meeting because he wants a better understanding on the NFL's rules on the defensive side of the ball. Suh has come under fire since during his young career for being a overly physical player -- has been labeled as dirty by some around the NFL, and has been fined multiple times for his ferocious playing style and sometimes brutal hits. He hopes to alleviate any concerns during the meeting.

"To me," Suh said, "It's just an opportunity to go out there and have good diolague and see what I can take from that meeting. If it's nothing, then it's nothing. If it's something good, it's something good."

Suh is the defensive anchor for the 6-2 Lions and one of the faces of the franchise. This season, the 24-year-old Suh has 24 tackles and three sacks.

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Broncos Quarterback Tebow Eager To Improve

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was instrumental in leading his team to a comeback win over the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, but he knows there is plenty of room for improvement.  Tebow was ineffective for most of the Miami game before coming alive in the fourth quarter.

"Every game I've started we've fallen behind and we've had to come back," Tebow told reporters this week. "Thankfully we've been in a position to come back and compete there at the end, but if we start faster, I think that's going to be a lot easier on us."

The Broncos, 2-4 on the season, host the Detroit Lions on Sunday.  The Lions are 5-2 this year but have lost two straight and could be without quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is nursing an ankle injury.

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Lions QB Stafford Back at Practice

Leon Halip/Getty Images(ALLEN PARK, Mich.) -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who injured his ankle during Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, returned to practice today, although backup quarterback Shaun Hill also took some snaps.

Stafford has been injury-prone during his two-plus seasons in the NFL.  He missed all but three games last season due to a shoulder injury.

The Lions, 5-2 on the season, have lost two straight games.  They face Tim Tebow and the Broncos in Denver on Sunday.

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