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Packers Stay Perfect After Defeating the Lions 27-15; Suh Ejected

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- So much for the Lions ending the Packers run at perfection. Despite a close first half, the Green Bay showed why they're the defending Super Bowl champions.

The game started out as a defensive struggle, with the Packers leading just 7-0 at halftime. Both offenses came to life after the half, though. The Packers scored 17 points in the third quarter alone, and built a 24-0 lead. The Lions didn't go without a fight. Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford led the Lions to 15 fourth-quarter points, but it wasn't enough. The Packers are now 11-0 on the season.

"Big road win, the division games are always the biggest," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. "We knew it was going to a physical, aggressive game. The stadium was electric, it was a great atmosphere. It's all part of Thanksgiving day, so we feel very good about ourselves today."

The day didn't go so well for Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Suh was ejected in the third quarter after stomping on Packers' guard Evan Dietrich-Smith's right arm. Since Suh's rookie season last year, no other player has racked up as many personal foul penalties.

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Eagles' Asomugha Carted Off Field During Practice with Knee Injury

Chris Trotman/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Just when it looked like things could be looking up for the Philadelphia Eagles, they saw one of their star players go down with an injury heading into a critical game. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was carted off the practice field after suffering an injury to his left knee during practice Thursday.

"It's painful to see," Eagles safety Kurt Coleman told "You never want to see a teammate go down, especially when it's your lower body. But hopefully he'll be back soon."

While the injury is not believed to be as serious as some previously thought, Asomugha's status for the Eagles' game Sunday against the New England Patriots is unknown as of now.

The 30-year old Asomugha was the prized free agent signing by the team in the offseason. He signed a five-year, $60 million contract during the summer.

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Patriots Hammer the Chiefs 34-3 on 'Monday Night Football'

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- After struggling for most of the first half, the New England Patriots eventually showed why they are one of the top teams in the NFL Monday night.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko made his first NFL start and his inexperience showed. While Palko led the team to an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter, it was all New England after that. Palko went 25 for 38 for 283 yards, but he also threw three interceptions.

Meanwhile, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady played like, well, Tom Brady. The Patriots quarterback threw for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns. New England tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the receiving end of both Brady TD throws, and he also had 96 receiving yards on just four catches.

"He's tough, he runs hard, obviously he's great with the ball after he catches it," Brady said when asked about Gronkowski. "He's a tough match up and he made some big plays for us tonight, we needed him to make some plays."

With the win, the Patriots now in a four-way tie for the best record in the AFC at 7-3.

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Jets' Head Coach Rex Ryan Fined $75,000 for Cursing at Fan

Nick Laham/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- This time, Rex Ryan's mouth really cost him. $75,000 to be exact. The NFL handed down the fine to Ryan for his comments towards a fan during halftime of the team's 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots.

The fan yelled to Ryan "Rex, (Bill) Belichick is better than you."

Ryan responded with "Shut the f--- up!"

Ryan later apologized, saying he let his emotions get the best of him. Ryan though, is no stranger to fines by the league and the Jets. Back in February of 2010, Ryan was fined $50,000 by the team after he reportedly made an obscene gesture towards a fan at an MMA event.

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Bears' Cutler Has Broken Thumb, Likely Out for 6-8 Weeks

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- At 7-3, the Chicago Bears were getting set to make a deep playoff run and try to make it back to the NFC championship game. Their path back to the playoffs got significantly tougher after the team's win over the San Diego Chargers, however: ESPN has learned that quarterback Jay Cutler broke his thumb on his throwing hand. As a result, Cutler will miss the final six games of the season and will likely end his season.

Replacing Cutler will be likely be backup quarterback Caleb Hanie. Hanie is a four year veteran but has only thrown just 14 passes in the regular season. He did however, replace Cutler in last year's NFC championship game, after Cutler injured his MCL. Cutler ended up going 13-20 for 153 yards.

This could potentially be a big blow for a Bears team that has won five games in a row and trail the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers in the NFC North division standings.

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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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Scoreboard Roundup 11-20-11

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: The Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) got past the New York Giants (6-4), 17-10.

The Green Bay Packers (10-0) dashed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6), 35-26.

The Chicago Bears (7-3) downed the San Diego Chargers (4-6), 30-21.

The Dallas Cowboys (6-4) edged out the Washington Redskins (3-7) in overtime, 27-24.

The Oakland Raiders (6-4) put away the Minnesota Vikings (2-8), 27-21.

The San Francisco 49ers (9-1) flew past the Arizona Cardinals (3-7), 23-7.

The Baltimore Ravens (7-3) popped the Cincinnati Bengals (6-4), 31-24.

The Atlanta Falcons (6-4) ko'ed the Tennessee Titans (5-5), 23-17.

The Seattle Seahawks (4-6) got by the St. Louis Rams (2-8), 24-7.

The Miami Dolphins (3-7) blew out the Buffalo Bills (5-5), 35-8.

The Detroit Lions (7-3) outlasted the Carolina Panthers (2-8), 49-35.

The Cleveland Browns (4-6) slipped by the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7), 14-10.

NHL:  The Carolina Hurricanes (7-11-3) edged the Toronto Maple Leafs (11-8-2), 3-2.

The San Jose Sharks (12-5-1) skated past the Colorado Avalanche (9-11-1), 4-1.

The Detroit Red Wings (11-7-1) doubled up the Anaheim Ducks (6-10-4), 4-2.

The Vancouver Canucks (10-9-1) sliced the Ottawa Senators (10-9-2) in overtime, 2-1.

Soccer:  The Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Houston Dynamo, 1-0 and won the MLS championship.

NCAAB Top 10: (1) North Carolina (3-0) downed Mississippi Valley State (0-3), 101-75.

(2) Kentucky (4-0) topped Old Dominion (3-2), 62-52.

(4) Connecticut (4-0) took care of Coppin State (1-3), 87-70.

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Eagles' Vick and Maclin Ruled Out For Sunday's Game Against Giants

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- If the Philadelphia Eagles want any hope of salvaging their season, they'll have to do it without some their best weapons on offense this week. The team announced that quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will not play in the team's game Sunday night against the New York Giants.

Vick suffered two broken ribs last week in the team's 21-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It is believed Vick suffered the injury as early as the second play of the game, but he played for the entire game without disclosing the seriousness of the injury. Meanwhile, Maclin is dealing with multiple injuries to his shoulder and hamstring.

Vince Young is expected to make his first start for the Eagles at quarterback, while Riley Cooper is also expected to make his first start of the season in place on the injured Maclin.

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NFL Preview: Buccaneers (4-5) @ Packers (9-0) 

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) will travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers (9-0) on Sunday.

Tampa Bay comes into the game having lost three in a row trying to get their 2011 season back on track and contend for a playoff spot.

The Packers are looking to extend their winning streak to 10 and continue their best season start since 1962.

"Our goal is to win the division and get a home playoff game, but you can't help but be excited that you're (9-0) and in the prospects of going (10-0) this weekend," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told ESPN Radio when asked about running the table in 2011.

The Packers are thinking big-picture and would trade a perfect season for back-to-back Super Bowl rings.

Kickoff is set for 1 PM Eastern Time.

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Tebow Does It Again, As Broncos Defeat Jets 17-13

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Tim Tebow is now 4-1 as the Denver Broncos starting quarterback, and he has his team in playoff contention after stunning the New York Jets 17-13 Thursday night at Sports Authority Field.

The Broncos were down 13-10 in the fourth quarter until Tebow drove the team down the field. With a minute left on the clock, Tebow ran for a 20-yard touchdown to give the Broncos a 17-13 lead. Tebow completed just nine passes on 20 attempts for 107 yards, but also ran for 68 yards, including the game-winning score.

"We thought he was going to carry it and he did, he didn't disappoint us, but he ran for a touchdown," said Jets head coach Rex Ryan regarding Tebow's game-winning touchdown. "Kid's a competitor, you know, makes big plays, you know, with the game on the line. That's why you have to give him credit."

With the loss, the Jets fell to 5-5 and one and a half games behind the AFC East-leading New England Patriots.

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