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The Green Bay Packers come into Week 5 off their bye week and much-needed time off in order to get some of the injured players back on the field. The Pack's record is 1-2 after an ugly loss at Cincinnati. The Lions come to Lambeau Field sitting atop the NFC North at 3-1 after a fairly solid handling of Da Bearz in Detroit. The Lions defense looked very good, particularly along the front seven.The Lions have not won in Green Bay since 1991. They are tired of hearing about it. This is a team, truth be told, that has the best chance to break that streak.So this is what is at stake in Sunday's game:For the Lions, going to 4-1 and holding onto first place in the NFC North with a 3-0 division record.For the Packers, going to 2-2 and staying within a game of the Lions (and perhaps Da Bearz, who play the Saints in Chicago and are 1-point underdogs).For the Lions, dropping to 3-2 and perhaps falling to second place in the division (with a Bearz win).For the Packers, dropping to 1-3 a...
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The absence of WR Calvin Johnson made a noticeable difference in the Detroit offense as they couldn't operate without him losing 22-9. WR James Jones caught a long touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, and the Packers defense contained the undermanned Detroit Lions.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Star linebacker Clay Matthews left the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit after the third quarter with a thumb injury.
Matthews sacked Matthew Stafford on the last play of the quarter on a third-and-9 at the 34 to push the Lions out of field-goal range. He jogged to the locker room with a trainer and did not return.
Matthews was coming back from a hamstring...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Five things to watch for in Sunday afternoon's Week 5 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions:
1. How does Aaron Rodgers bounce back from a rare bad game?
There haven't been many poor performances from Rodgers in recent years. Therefore, there isn't much of a sample size to draw upon in determining how he responds to an un-Rodgers...
The bye week couldn't have come at a better time for the Green Bay Packers. As Friday injury report shows, the team needed the extra week of recuperation.
To lead off with the best news, Clay Matthews fully participated in practice on Friday and was given the go ahead to cause chaos on Sunday against the Lions. Per Rob Demovsky of ESPN:
“Everything looks good...
Randall Cobb (Photo Credit: Jeffrey Phelps/AP)
On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers (1-2) will host the Detroit Lions (3-1) in a divisional contest at Lambeau Field. The game will be televised on FOX with kick off scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Following a bye week, the Packers look to rebound after losing a back and forth game to the Cincinnati Bengals. In that game against the Bengals...
The Detroit Lions (3-1) have jumped out to an early lead in NFC North rankings and look to continue the strong start to the season this week vs the the Green Bay Packers (1-2). Coming off a bye week,the Packers will look to get back on track against a team they’ve had success against – GB has won 14 of its last 15 meetings vs Detroit. Can Detroit extend their game and half lead...
Everything points to a Packers victory this weekend, and it has me nervous. The Lions haven’t won a game in Lambeau Field since before I stopped believing I could grow up to be Batman (1991). The Packers are 8 point favorites. They are coming off of a bye. They should be getting healthier, although it is unclear whether Clay Matthews and Casey Hayward are going to play...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TODD McMAHON Associated Press Ask Darren Perry about Calvin Johnson and the Green Bay Packers' safeties coach cuts right to the chase.
''He's pretty doggone good and he can create some problems in a lot of different areas,'' a smiling Perry said of the standout Lions wide receiver. ''So we have to account for him.''...
When the Detroit Lions finally start to win some games, history lessons become necessary.
It's the last time since this, the last time since that.
A victory Sunday at Green Bay would produce some more historical references, not to mention raise the bar a little higher for this team and start to fill up the bandwagon.
Here are five storylines to follow:
1. DIVISION STANDINGS...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- About 75 minutes before kickoff, players inside the Green Bay Packers' locker room began to find out that Detroit Lions' star wide receiver Calvin Johnson was inactive for their Week 5 matchup.
While Johnson's absence certainly played into the Packers' favor and their 22-9 victory over the Lions, at least one Green Bay player didn't take it...
No Megatron, no offense.
Thats the way it looked Sunday for the Detroit Lions, who were completely shut down while losing to the Green Bay Packers for the 23rd straight time on the road.
The Lions defense kept it close until late in the third quarter, but they needed some help and eventually wore down as the Packers pulled away for a 22-9 victory at Lambeau Field in Green Bay....
The Lions have opened the 2013 season in impressive fashion and will look to keep it rolling into week 5.
There the problem lies, a trip to illustrious Lambeau field to take on the Green Bay Packers who are coming off a bye. While the Lions have looked like an NFL team capable of making the playoffs thus far, the true test for them will be this Sunday in Green Bay where they will...
Before kickoff, the Packers were given a boost of confidence in learning that offensive threat, Calvin Johnson was scratched from the lineup for the Lions.
Still, the Packers only hold a three-point advantage at Lambeau Field agains the Lions, 6-3. Crosby has nailed two field goals including a 52-yarder.
The story of the half has been Green Bay's running game...
That's the plan for how the Packers will handle kickoff and punt returns, with Micah Hyde, Johnathan Franklin and Randall Cobb in the mix. Plus more from Friday
Twenty two years… that’s how long it’s been since the Lions won in Green Bay. Frankly Lambeau field has been a house of horrors for a thousand Lions players over the past 2 decades. And heading into this game everybody is going to talk about Lambeau, the Packers being 93-65 lifetime vs. Detroit and perhaps Mike McCarthy being 6-1 after the bye week.
Green Bay is coming off...