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Quick Take: Lions (7-8) at Packers (12-3)

Last meeting
The Packers defeated the Lions 37-26 on Thanksgiving Day. Brett Favre completed 20 consecutive passes at one point and threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns.

The Packers lead the overall series 83-64-7 and have won the last four contests between these NFC North rivals.

Last week
The Lions snapped a six-game skid and defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 25-20. Jason Hanson kicked three field goals and Casey Fitzsimmons blocked a punt out of the end zone for a safety. The Packers lost just their third game this season as the Bears swept the season series. Brett Favre threw two interceptions in the 35-7 loss as Green Bay also lost NFC home field advantage to the Cowboys.

At stake
The Lions are hoping just to finish 8-8, which is disappointing after their hot start to the season. The Packers have assured themselves of a No. 2 seed in the playoffs and a first-round bye. The complete playoff picture.

Key matchup:
The Lions' running game vs. Green Bay's rush defense. The Lions' six-game skid was proof that Jon Kitna cannot do it all alone for the Lions. The team bounced back last week as running back T.J. Duckett rushed for 102 yards. While the Packers defense as a whole is fierce, they are most vulnerable against the run, where they give up nearly 107 yards per game. The Bears beat them a week ago by running the ball 45 times.

Did you know?
Ryan Grant rushed for at least 100 yards last week for the fifth time this season and aims for his sixth game in a row with a TD run.

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