Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Packers’ Week 12 contests each of the last five seasons:
2009: With seven catches for 142 yards and a score, Packers WR Donald Driver had a lot to be thankful for in Green Bay’s 34-12 Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions. A first-quarter score by Detroit put the Lions up 7-0, but the Packers dominated the second and third quarters and led 27-7 entering the fourth quarter. Green Bay had four interceptions on the day, two by CB Charles Woodson. Woodson took one 38 yards for a score.
2008: The Saints were too much for the Packers to handle in a 51-29 Monday-night loss. Three interceptions from QB Aaron Rodgers didn’t help, and Green Bay’s struggles in the rushing game didn’t give the Packers much of a chance. WR Greg Jennings was the only Green Bay player to shine, reeling in eight catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.
2007: It was all QB Brett Favre and RB Ryan Grant in the Packers’ 37-26 win over the Lions on Turkey Day. Packers QB Brett Favre was on target all day, connecting on 31-of-41 passes for 381 yards and three scores in Green Bay’s 37-26 victory over Detroit. Packers WR Donald Driver had a game-high 10 grabs for 147 yards, and Jennings pulled down a pair of touchdown passes. Packers RB Ryan Grant cashed in a 101-yard effort on just 15 carries, and scored in the second quarter on a five-yard burst.
2006: Three Favre interceptions cost the Packers in a 34-24 loss to the Seahawks. The Packers led 21-19 heading into the fourth quarter before Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck threw a pair of TDs to seal the deal for the Seahawks. RB Ahman Green and Driver each scored offensive touchdowns, while Packers LB Abdul Hodge returned a fumble 29 yards for a score. Woodson had a pair of interceptions.
2005: The Packers were shut out in the second half of a 19-14 loss to the Eagles. After Philadelphia took an early 10-point advantage, Green Bay came storming back to take the lead before the break. Packers RB Samkon Gado scored first, breaking loose on a 33-yard run to get the Packers on the board. TE David Martin was next in line, catching a 13-yard TD pass from Favre to give the Packers the lead. But it wouldn’t hold up, as three second-half field goals from Philly PK David Akers gave the Eagles the win.