Thanksgiving Football Schedule Starts With Packers Vs. Lions

DETROIT - DECEMBER 12: Aaron Rogers #12 of the Green Bay Packers rolls out to pass as Chad Clifton #76 of the Green Bay Packers blocks Turk McBride #75 of the Detroit lions during the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 12 2010 in Detroit Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The 2011 version of Thanksgiving Day football is here. The Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers in the first of three games today. The game kicks off at 11:30 a.m. (Arrowhead Time) on FOX.

Playing later today are the Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys and we cap the schedule off with the Harbaugh Bowl, San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens.

The Packers are obviously the best team in the NFL right now at 10-0 so they're four-point road favorites in Detroit. Aaron Rodgers might be the best player in football right now and he and the Packers have looked sharp nearly ever week so far this season.

The Lions are built for this type of game. To beat Rodgers and the Packers, you need a strong defensive line that doesn't need extra blitzers to get pressure on the quarterback. The Lions definitely have that along their defensive line. The offense, led by Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, have enough firepower to hang with the Packers.

NFL fans have been waiting for this one for a long time. Who ya got in the first game?

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker