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POSTED November 23, 2011 8:10 p.m.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-0) At DETROIT LIONS (7-3)


TODAY, 11:30 a.m., FOX


OPENING LINE — Packers by 6.5

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Green Bay 7-3; Detroit 6-3-1
SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 91-65-7
LAST MEETING — Lions beat Packers 7-3, Dec. 12, 2010.
LAST WEEK — Packers beat Buccaneers 35-26; Lions beat Panthers 49-35
PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (21), PASS (3)
PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (12), PASS (31)
LIONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (22), PASS (8)
LIONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (27), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Detroit beat Green Bay last year at Ford Field after knocking Aaron Rodgers out of the game with a concussion, starting a nine-game winning streak that ended after a 5-0 start this season. ... In their 72nd Thanksgiving game, the Lions are playing the Packers for the 20th time. ... Detroit has lost a franchise-record seven straight in its annual showcase — by an average of almost 23 points a game. ... The defending Super Bowl champion Packers have won a franchise-record 16 straight games, including the postseason, since losing to New England on Dec. 19, 2010. ... Rodgers is the first NFL player to have a 100-plus QB rating in 10 straight games in a season. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford matched a career high with five TD passes in last week’s comeback win over Carolina and is the only player in the Super Bowl era to throw that many TD passes twice in his first 23 games. ... Packers CB Charles Woodson, who led Michigan to the 1997 national championship and won the Heisman Trophy, has seven INTs in nine games against Detroit. ... The Lions are the NFL’s first team to win three games in a season after trailing by at least 17 points.

MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-7) At DALLAS COWBOYS (6-4)


TODAY, 3:15 p.m., CBS


OPENING LINE — Dallas by 7

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 5-5, Dallas 4-5-1
SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 7-5
LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Dolphins 37-20, Sept. 16, 2007
LAST WEEK — Dolphins beat Bills 38-5; Cowboys beat Redskins 27-24, OT
DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (15), PASS (25)
DOLPHINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (25)
COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (10), PASS (6)
COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (11), PASS (13)
b Dolphins and Cowboys both have won three consecutive games. Miami is only the third NFL team to win three in a row after starting a season 0-7. ... Before becoming Miami’s head coach, Tony Sparano was on the Cowboys’ staff from 2003-07. .... Prior to going to Dallas in 2007 to be on that staff and later replacing Wade Phillips as head coach, Jason Garrett was the Dolphins quarterbacks coach from 2005-06 after having been a backup player there. ... Miami is 3-1 against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. The Dolphins won 40-21 in 2003 in their last holiday matchup. ... Cowboys are 27-15-1 on Thanksgiving Day, the Dolphins 3-3. ... Dallas is 85-66 vs. AFC teams. That .563 winning percentage is the best among NFC teams. The Cowboys need one more win to match San Francisco for the most wins by an NFC team against the AFC. ... Cowboys QB Tony Romo is 18-2 in November games. ... The 14 sacks by LB DeMarcus Ware lead the NFL. ... Rookie K Dan Bailey has made 24 consecutive field goals, three from matching the team record. He has two overtime winners.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers (9-1) At BALTIMORE RAVENS (7-3)


TODAY, 7:20 p.m., NFL Network

OPENING LINE —
Ravens by 3½

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD — San Francisco 8-0-1; Baltimore 5-4
SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 2-1
LAST MEETING — Ravens beat 49ers 9-7, Oct. 7, 2007
LAST WEEK — 49ers beat Cardinals 23-7; Ravens beat Bengals 31-24
49ers OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (6), PASS (27)
49ers DEFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (1), PASS (23)
RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (23T), PASS (12)
RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (5), PASS (7)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — San Francisco leads NFL with fewest points allowed per game, and Baltimore ranks third. ... It’s the fourth Thanksgiving game in 49ers history, the first since 1972. Ravens have never played in one. ... San Francisco’s seeking first nine-game winning streak since 1997 and looking to go 5-0 on road for first time since 1990. ... 49ers RB Frank Gore needs 61 yards to pass Joe Perry (7,344) as leading rusher in franchise history. ... SF has not yet allowed a rushing touchdown this season. ... 49ers have outscored opponents by 111 points, second-largest differential in NFL. ... At home, Ravens have won seven straight, 15 of 16 and are 24-5 under Harbaugh, including 7-0 against NFC. ... Baltimore hopes to have services of MLB Ray Lewis (foot), whose streak of 57 straight games ended last Sunday. ... Ravens rookie WR Torrey Smith leads NFL with 20.3 yards per catch average. ... Baltimore is only NFL team with three receivers with at least 500 yards (Smith, Anquan Boldin and Ray Rice). ... Ravens QB Joe Flacco has eight 300-yard games, tied with Vinny Testaverde for franchise record. ... Ravens’ 256 points scored are their most ever through 10 games.

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