Six starters for the Lions sat out yesterday as the team practiced Christmas Day to get ready for Sunday’s season finale at Minnesota. Among those missing the workout in Allen Park was tight end Brandon Pettigrew, who Wednesday was place on season ending injured reserve. Pettigrew didn’t play in last Sunday’s loss against the Giants after he hurt his ankle the week before against the Ravens. Meanwhile, Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews' injured right thumb will keep him out of the lineup for the Packers' crucial NFC North clash against the Bears at Soldier Field. The winner Sunday in Chicago will claim the North division crown and host a first-round playoff game.
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