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Green Bay Packers (6-3) at Detroit Lions (4-5)
I don’t think it’s possible to talk about the Packers without first talking about how bad their injury situation has gotten. Already missing stud middle linebacker Desmond Bishop and replacement DJ Smith for the season, the Packers have also put starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga and starting rush linebacker Nick Perry on injured reserve. Jordy Nelson returns for this one, but Greg Jennings remains out. Defensively, key players Charles Woodson and Clay Matthews have already been ruled out for this one.
In a way, this injury situation is worse than it was in 2010. In 2010, the sheer volume of injuries they had was ridiculous, but they were able to keep key players like Jennings, Matthews, and Woodson healthy all year. They never lost a player as talented and important as anyone in that trio. Matthews’ injury will be the key one since that’s the most recent one. Without him and Perry, they don’t have much chance of getting any pressure on...
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Richard Sherman claimed he was Optimus Prime before Seattle's game against Megatron and Detroit, but Tramon Williams insists he's the true owner of that moniker.
Ahhhs and boos.
Those are the two distinct and opposite reactions the home crowd rains down on the same missed opportunity. Popular Green Bay Packers named Jennings, Jordy and James hear the former.
The latter may seem reserved solely for embattled tight end Jermichael Finley when he does the same thing . . . drop the rock.
I first noticed the hostility toward Finley...
Apparently "60 Minutes" isn't going to sit back and let Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers take shots at it without a response.After Rodgers told the Detroit media in a conference call on Wednesday that his feature story on "60 Minutes" was "cut for their purposes, their agenda," the CBS news magazine fired back at the NFL's Most Valuable...
The Green Bay Packers are sticking with struggling kicker Mason Crosby.
Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters after the Packers' 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday that the team won't ''blink'' in its commitment to Crosby.
Crosby has missed seven of the 18 field goals he's attempted so far this season. His 61 percent accuracy rate is second...
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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was mad as hell at the final cut of his “60 Minutes” appearance last week. The Packers star felt that the final edit fit the show’s “agenda” and was upset it didn’t air a segment where he discussed the MACC Fund charity. instead they opted to talk about Rodgers smalls stature — Today 60 Minutes fired back, and...
Initially, the injuries Sam Shields suffered against Houston on Oct. 14 were to his shin and knee but it soon became clear that the worst damage was to the Green Bay Packers cornerback's ankle.
Shields said it was fair to characterize the injury as a high ankle sprain, which in most cases takes much longer to heal than a traditional sprain on the outside of the ankle and explains...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Calvin Johnson has that look right now of an elite athlete who refuses to be denied.
It wasnt enough to help his team, the Detroit Lions, win their last game in Minnesota, but Johnson certainly did all he could do.
His 12 catches for 207 yards and one touchdown added up to quite a performance under the circumstances.
Johnson hasnt been practicing much because...
Week 11: Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
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The defense is battered, but the Packers are catching the Lions as Detroit looks to be headed towards a potential tailspin. Calvin Johnson may have had big numbers last week, but the passing game took time to come to...
It’s often times lost that Aaron Rodgers attended UC Berkeley for college. While the university has since become one of the top academic institutions in the country, its reputation throughout the years has been of welcoming some of the more bizarre characters ever to attend school. Count Rodgers among them.
Ever since his first year in the league, Rodgers has held onto an interesting...
Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams says he’s the real “Optimus Prime” when it comes to facing off against Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson aka “Megatron.”
“I’m definitely Optimus Prime,” Williams said, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “I’m the leader of the Autobots. I’m the leader of the young guys right now and when it comes down to the tough...
Asked about his recent interview with 60 Minutes Aaron Rodgers let it be known he was not a fan of how he was portrayed.
“I wouldn’t put a whole lot of weight into that story,” Rodgers said. “It was cut for their purposes, their agenda, and most of the answers were either just portions of a bigger answer or probably not even for the question that was asked. So, I’m not...
Should he ever become a household NFL name, Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure hopes his will finally be said properly.
"The correct pronunciation is Mike-ell Le-sure," Leshoure told FOXSports.com after Thursday's practice at Lions headquarters. "I'll hear a little bit of everything. But it's getting better."
So is Detroit's running game...
Last week: 13 (+0)
The Detroit Lions closed out the week of practice still without starting safeties Amari Spievey and Louis Delmas.
Also sitting out Friday were defensive linemen Corey Williams and Kyle Vanden Bosch.
Williams has missed six consecutive practices with a lingering knee injury. Vanden Bosch had not previously appeared on the injury report this week.
Practicing for the second consecutive...
Even at 4-5, with the odds against them, the Detroit Lions won’t quit.
I’m sure the attitude of their head coach plays a big part of it, and the tenacity of one veteran is a factor as well.
Lions center Dominic Raiola said yesterday that counting the Lions out was “disrespectful” and compared his team to the also-4-and-5 Saints.
“But the Saints are 4-5 and they’re right...