Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST.
— DETROIT — The slumping Detroit Lions can move a step toward their first division title in 20 years if they can end a two-game skid and extend the Green Bay Packers' winless streak to five games. Game starts 12:30 p.m.
— ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo leads Dallas against Oakland and rookie quarterback Matt McGloin, who makes his third career start on the Thanksgiving stage two weeks after beating Houston in Texas in his debut as a starter. Game starts 4:30 p.m.
— BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers renew their AFC North rivalry in a Thanksgiving night clash with playoff ramifications for both teams. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
— A season like no other at Grambling comes to a merciful end Saturday when the Tigers face their biggest rival, Southern University, in the annual Bayou Classic at the Louisiana Superdome. Three coaches in one season, a player boycott and a rift between the administration and alumni. Good thing the late Eddie Robinson isn't around to see what has become of his beloved university.
— TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron has risen to the occasion on big stages with Southeastern Conference and national titles on the line. Now, top-ranked Alabama's quarterback steps onto another one against No. 4 Auburn with something more personal at stake, too: his Heisman Trophy chances.
— PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Andrew Wiggins and No. 2 Kansas have won all four of their games by double digits this season and get another test in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals against Wake Forest, which is off to a 5-0 start. Game starts 3:30 p.m.
— AUSTIN, Texas — Still clinging to hopes of winning its first Big 12 title since 2009, Texas (7-3, 6-1) faces Texas Tech (7-4, 4-4), a loser of four straight. A win and a chance to play for the league title a week later could also ease some of the speculation over Longhorns coach Mack Brown's job future. Game starts 7:30 p.m.