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2012 NFL schedule: Lions on the road against the Packers

The Detroit Lions will play a difficult divisional game on Sunday as they travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers.

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The Detroit Lions will play a difficult game on national television Sunday, as they travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET, with NBC televising the game.

The Lions are essentially out of the playoff race, but do have the opportunity to play spoiler against an 8-4 Packers team that is looking to win the NFC North. Green Bay is 5-1 at home this season, so Detroit will need to play at the top of its game to come home with a victory. The Packers beat the Lions, 24-20, earlier this season.

The Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings square off on Sunday as well. Kickoff is at 1 p.m ET, with FOX televising the game. The Bears (8-4) and Vikings (6-6) are both still in the playoff chase, and a win would bolster either team's chances. Minnesota lost, 28-10, to Chicago the first time these teams met.

Two of the top teams in the AFC meet on Monday night, as the New England Patriots will host the Houston Texans. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET, with coverage on ESPN.

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