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UNDATED (AP) — A lot has changed for the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions since their first meeting. Green Bay won that game 23-22 back in October, thanks in part to some disputed penalty calls against the Lions. At that point, Detroit looked like a real threat to win the NFC North, but now the Packers have wrapped that title up. The Lions are in last place after eight straight losses. The teams meet again this weekend to end the regular season. Green Bay can earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a victory and a San Francisco loss.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oregon and Wisconsin are taking contrasting approaches to everything that comes before the Rose Bowl. Ducks coach Mario Cristobal is treating this week as a business trip, making sure players got a workout in after arriving in Los Angeles on Christmas Day. Badgers coach Paul Chryst trusts his players can maintain balance between enjoying the activities before the game, including a visit to Disneyland on Thursday and the annual Beef Bowl dinner at Lawry’s The Prime Rib, and preparing for “The Granddaddy of Them All.” Despite the divergent approaches, both No. 7 Oregon and No. 11 Wisconsin expect to be at their best when they meet on New Year’s Day.
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