NFL Power Rankings: Panthers rise, Patriots fall in Week 13

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Nov 26, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter of a NFL game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


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All of a sudden, the Detroit Lions have discovered the definition of offense. Calvin Johnson finally showed up, too, which was nice. If they had played like this earlier in the season, playoff football would be a real possibility.

The Lions have the opportunity to complete a rare sweep over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. After stunning the Packers at Lambeau Field under three weeks ago, they will have the opportunity to ‘hold serve’ at Ford Field. Detroit hasn’t lost to Green Bay at home since 2012.

There are still a number of question marks over this team. They have won three straight, but two of those games featured poor offensive displays. It took a Thanksgiving game against a struggling Eagles team to finally open up some good offense. Now comes a big test from the Packers.

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