Lions will try for repeat of '62 win

Updated: November 22, 2011, 1:16 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Whether they realize it or not, the Detroit Lions are hoping history repeats itself this week.

The Lions face unbeaten Green Bay on Thursday, nearly 49 years to the day after Detroit beat the Packers on Thanksgiving to hand them their only loss of the 1962 season. That Green Bay team was defending an NFL championship. This year's Packers squad is coming off a Super Bowl victory.

In 1962, the Packers were 10-0 before losing to the Lions. They're 10-0 now as well.

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