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Packers Power Past Lions in Thanksgiving Thriller


In a Thanksgiving Day showdown that also doubled as a marquee division matchup, the Green Bay Packers visited Detroit and sent fans home disappointed with a 29-22 win over the Lions. The Packers win means that the last time Lions won a Thanksgiving Day Game was all the way back in 2016. 

After jumping out to a 23-6 halftime lead, the Packers had to hold on to fight back a second half comeback by the Lions. Quarterback Jordan Love, who won the player of the game award, showed his mettle, throwing for 268 yards and three touchdowns, including a late third quarter touchdown to extend the lead back to 15. 

But the story of the day was the Packers defense, who forced three turnovers, including a fumble recovery touchdown by safety Jonathan Owens and another forced fumble in the early fourth quarter with the Lions driving. The team later recovered an onside kick with under a minute left to effectively end the game. 

With the win, the Packers now hold a 5-6 record that keeps them in the hunt for the NFC’s last playoff spot. Green Bay is next looking ahead to a difficult matchup on Sunday Night Football on December 3rd, as they welcome the 8-3 Kansas City Chiefs to Lambeau Field.  

Dane County prepares for its annual fair

Dane County is getting ready to put on its annual county fair, which is set to take place at the Racine County Fairgrounds from July 18th to July 21st at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.