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Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal the Year You Were Born

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1987
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $24.51
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $10.88
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $3.21
> Football results: Kansas City Chiefs (27), Detroit Lions (20)

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1988
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $26.61
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $11.84
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $4.05
> Football results: Minnesota Vikings (23), Detroit Lions (0)

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1989
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $24.70
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $10.77
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $4.09
> Football results: Detroit Lions (13), Cleveland Browns (10)

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1990
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $28.85
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $12.84
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $4.89
> Football results: Detroit Lions (40), Denver Broncos (27)

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1991
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $25.95
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $10.67
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $4.69
> Football results: Detroit Lions (16), Chicago Bears (6)

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1992
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $26.39
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $11.05
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $4.94
> Football results: Houston Oilers (24), Detroit Lions (21)

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1993
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $27.49
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $13.55
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $5.16
> Football results: Chicago Bears (10), Detroit Lions (6)

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1994
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $28.40
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $12.00
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $5.74
> Football results: Detroit Lions (35), Buffalo Bills (21)

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1995
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $29.64
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $12.68
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $6.07
> Football results: Detroit Lions (44), Minnesota Vikings (38)

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1996
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $31.66
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $13.46
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $6.05
> Football results: Kansas City Chiefs (28), Detroit Lions (24)

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