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Published: Nov. 26, 2013 at 04:30 p.m.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2013 at 06:57 p.m.

Mind-blowing stats for Thanksgiving

Find out what's in store for the holiday with this heaping helping of mind-blowing stats for the greatest of all the food/football feasts: Thanksgiving.

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  • Thanksgiving feast's main course 6

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    Thanksgiving feast's main course

    The Packers and Lions have met on Thanksgiving 20 times. No two teams have played against each other more on Thanksgiving -- the next highest is Lions and Bears, with 15 times. The Lions have an 11-8-1 advantage over the Packers on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Stuffing in another showdown 5

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    Stuffing in another showdown

    Thursday marks the second time the Cowboys and Raiders will face each other on Thanksgiving Day, with Dallas winning the first showdown, 24-7, in 2009.

  • As much a part of holiday as mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie 4

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    As much a part of holiday as mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie

    The Cowboys took a chance in 1966 as one of the newer teams in the NFL and volunteered to host a game on Thanksgiving Day. In front of a record crowd of 80,259 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the Cowboys defeated the Cleveland Browns, 26-14. Since then, the Cowboys have hosted a Thanksgiving Day game every year except for 1975 and 1977 when the NFL allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to host games.

  • Roasting up a rivalry 3

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    Roasting up a rivalry

    Thursday marks the 167th meeting between the Lions and Packers, with the Packers holding a 94-65-7 series edge. The Packers have won five consecutive games against the Lions, and 23 of last 26 in the rivalry .

  • Defending champs gobble up the competition 2

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    Defending champs gobble up the competition

    Defending Super Bowl champions are 8-2 in Thanksgiving games the following season. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-5 on Thanksgiving (all on the road).

  • Home cooking: A tasty recipe for success 1

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    Home cooking: A tasty recipe for success

    Tony Romo has lost only one November home game in his career. With a record of 15-1 in Dallas, Romo’s only home loss came last Thanksgiving against the Redskins.

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