Silva: Thanksgiving Matchups

Posted: 25th November 2009 by Evan Silva in NFL
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Green Bay Packers (6-4) at Detroit Lions (2-8) 12:30 PM ET (The Sleeping Game)
Green Bay, victors in four of its last six, figures to dominate this one from start to finish. The Lions own the No. 32 pass defense, give up the NFL's second most passing touchdowns, and are without SS Ko Simpson (knee). You won't find a better Week 12 matchup than Aaron Rodgers' indoors on Thanksgiving. Donald Driver has slowed down in his last two games (nine combined catches, 90 yards, no TDs), but posted a 7-107 line against Detroit in Week Six. He's a rock-solid WR2. The Packers played it perfectly with Jermichael Finley's knee injury, holding him out for three games and making sure he returned at 100 percent. Coming off a seven-reception effort, Finley is a Top-12 TE1 again. Rodgers' pass protection ...

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