How many times have the Packers played the Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day?
Green Bay has played the Lions 18 times in Detroit on Thanksgiving day. The Lions have won 11 of the 18 matchups and there has been just one tie.
The two teams played on Thanksgiving for 13 straight years (1951-1963), then took a 21 year rest before renewing the matchup in 1984.
From the Detroit Lions website: The Lions have played the Packers the most of any franchise on Thanksgiving with 16 meetings between the two teams. Detroit and Chicago have battled a total of 15 times. The Lions have played 21 different NFL teams on Thanksgiving Day.
2-8. The Lions won on Thanksgiving in 2000 (Patriots) and 2003 (Packers).
2003 vs the packers
On the Detroit Lions website it lists their record as 11-6-1 versus Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving day, but I do not think that includes this years loss.
In the 2008 season the Detroit Lions played the Tennessee Titans.
Detroit Lions have won 33 games out of the last 73 games they have played on Thanksgiving Day. They started playing every Thanksgiving Day in 1935
the Detroit lions vs. the chicory bears in 1934 also this was the first thanksgiving football game ever broadcasted. the Detroit lions played every thanks giving from then on till ww2
The Cowboys have traditionally played their afternoon Thanksgiving Day game after the Detroit Lions' contest.
Gerald Ford turned down offers to play for the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. He played for the University of Michigan from 1931-1934.
The Lions will host the Green Bay Packers for their traditional Thanksgiving game this year.
Through the 2008 season, that was November 27, 2003 when the Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers, 22-14.
They lost every Thanksgiving game they played in history.
From 1934 to 2010, the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Day record stands at 33-36-2.
It is the Detroit Lions. Since 1934, the Lions have played on every Thanksgiving Day (except for 1939 and 1940, when the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles played), and 1941-1944 (when no game was played on Thanksgiving Day). As of the 2008 season, the Lions' record on Thanksgiving Day is 35-32-1.
It usually rotates between NFC opponents and AFC opponents. In 2011, the Lions are scheduled to play their NFC North rivals, the Green Bay Packers.
Although the Detroit Lions have played on Thanksgiving since the 1930s, their record for holiday games is 33-36-2. The Dallas Cowboys did not begin playing on Thanksgiving until 1966, but they are closing in on the Lions' win total. The Cowboys are 27-15-1 on Thanksgiving.
The Lions' Thanksgiving Day record is 33-36-2.
1934. The Lions have played every Thanksgiving since then, except during the World War II years (1939-1944).
The Lions played the New England Patriots and lost the game. The final score was Patriots 45 Lions 24.
Football, The Packers Play The Lions Every Year On Thanksgiving
The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys have never faced each other on Thanksgiving day.
The last time the Detroit Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers was on September 21, 2014, in Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Packers by a score of 19-7. The last time the Lions beat the Packers in Lambeau Field was on December 15, 1991.
The Lions' record on Thanksgiving Day is 33-36-2.
It is 33-36-2, with all the games played at home.
Yes. It has been a tradition since 1934.
2003 over the packers.
The first Football game on American Thanksgiving in 2007 starts at 12:30 eastern standard time, in a game between the Greenbay Packers and the Detroit Lions.
Its a tradition started by the first Detroit Lions owner G.A. Richardson who in an attempt to boost attendence to Lions games set up the first Thanksgiving day game in 1934. The Lions played the undefeated Chicago Bears to a very close loss 16-19 but so many people listened on the radio and full crowd at the game made history as a classic was born and the Lions have played Thanksgiving day ever since.
Both teams are real hot right now.......Detroit historically can be hard to beat at home Thanksgiving Day, so I would think GB needs a huge effort to win...I would give Detroit a slight advantage at home......Green Bay then plays the Lions the last game of the season at Lambeau, so I would the Packers the advantage at home.
The packers dont but the lions and cowboys do at home with at least one playing an AFC team and the another a NFC team for CBS and fox.
The two teams have never played on Thanksgiving because they traditionally host games on the holiday. In 2010, the Cowboys defeated the Lions at Cowboys Stadium, 35-19, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
The Detroit Lions have won the most games on Thanksgiving.
Since 1980 the Detroit Lions have won 14 games on Thanksgiving.
yes every year.
NFL Football games played on Thanksgiving 2011 are: Green Bay Packers at the Detroit Lions Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys San Francisco 49ers at the Baltimore Ravens Many college teams and even some high school teams across the U.S. are playing on Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving weekend. For a complete list, visit the Related Link.
As of the 2008 season, the last time the Lions won at Lambeau was December 15, 1991 when they defeated the Packers 21-17. Between 1992-1994, the Packers' home game against the Lions was played in Milwaukee. The Lions lost all three of those games. So the Lions have lost 16 straight games on the road against the Packers and 13 straight at Lambeau.
The Green Bay Packers (20 times) followed by the Chicago Bears as a close second (14 times).
Detroit Lions And The New England Patriots Will Play At Ford Field In Detroit MI, Thanksgiving 2010
last time was on September 11th, 2005. 17-3, lions. check out my Detroit blog: http://detroitsghetto.blogspot.com