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Bears Vs. Packers Is NFL Network's Highest Rated Thursday Night Football Game

The television audience for the Thursday night game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers was the largest ever to view a Thursday Night Football telecast on the NFL Network, according to Dan Masonson of NFL Communications. The game received a rating of 6.3, breaking the previous record of 6.0 held by the Ravens-49ers match-up on Thanksgiving in 2011.

Fans who tuned in were treated to a defensive show from the Packers' Clay Matthews, who finished the game with 3.5 sacks. The Packers also turned in an exciting 27-yard fake field goal touchdown in the 23-10 victory over the Bears.

The New York Giants and Carolina Panthers will have a shot at the new NFL Network ratings record when they face off in the next edition of Thursday Night Football on Sept. 20 at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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