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Packers, Lions to wear throwback uniforms

This Thanksgiving, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys will play the 99th (Lions vs. Packers at 12:30 PM ET, FOX) and 100th (Cowboys vs. Dolphins, 4:05 PM ET, CBS) NFL Thanksgiving games since the Lions' first in 1934. And it will look much like the old days. All four clubs will wear classic uniforms.

The Lions will sport their look of 1934. The Packers will wear uniforms from 1967, the season of their second consecutive Super Bowl title. In 2001, the Lions and Packers also wore classic uniforms in Green Bay's 29-27 victory over the Lions in the Pontiac Silverdome. This Thursday's game will be played in Ford Field.

Thirty years after they won Super Bowl VII to cap off the NFL's only perfect season (17-0), the Dolphins will wear their style of 1973. And the Cowboys will don the double-star jerseys they wore from 1960-66 and in 1994. This year, the teams also will play with a special Thanksgiving football - "The Duke."

Using the boyhood nickname of New York Giants President Wellington Mara, "The Duke" was used in the NFL from the 1930s through 1969.

Manufactured by Wilson, the Thanksgiving Duke will be inscribed with the teams, date and stadium of the game. Fans can purchase it on NFLShop.com.


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