Week 12: Lions hope to knock the stuffing out of No. 1 Packers

The Green Bay Packers are sitting pretty at 10-0 and will spend another week as the obvious and unanimous choice for No. 1 in the latest NFL.com Power Poll. But the easy ride that Aaron Rodgers and crew have enjoyed might be coming to an end beginning Thanksgiving Day, when the Packers must pay a visit to the Motor City for their first meeting of the season with the formidable Detroit Lions (this week's No. 9 team).

Should the Packers survive their Turkey Day tussle with Jim Schwartz's team, another stern test awaits in Week 13, when they visit the New York Giants. But one showdown at a time.

How they voted ...

The 10-0 Packers are the unanimous No. 1 pick of our nine experts in this week's Power Poll, but Matthew Stafford and the No. 9 Lions could have something to say about that Thursday in one of two key Thanksgiving showdowns. Find out where our experts rank your favorite team here ...

» Fan Rankings: Prove the experts wrong

The No. 2 San Francisco 49ers also will be pushed this week when they travel to Baltimore on Thanksgiving night to take on the No. 5 Ravens. The battle of the Harbaugh brothers can be seen live on NFL Network at 8 p.m. ET.

Other notable developments from Week 11:

» Although they both had byes in Week 11, the New Orleans Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers switched positions, with the Saints now at No. 3 and the Steelers, at No. 4, the highest-ranked AFC team.

» The Cleveland Browns' rather unimpressive 14-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars would appear to have proved nothing so much as "The Browns and the Jaguars are who we thought they were," but it caused a surprising ripple in the bottom third of the Power Poll, as the Browns jumped from No. 31 to No. 26 and the Jags slipped from No. 26 to No. 30.

» The Miami Dolphins, a fixture in the Power Poll bottom three for most of the season as they lurched to an 0-7 start, are suddenly respectable after three consecutive wins and have climbed to No. 23.

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