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The Green Bay Packers returned to Lambeau Field after a disappointed loss followed by a bye week. The week off gave the Packers time to reflect on their season, but also an opportunity for the Detroit Lions to gain some separation from the Packers.
The Lions were coming off a big win against a fellow division rival, the Chicago Bears. The win over the Bears put the Lions at 3-1, making this game crucial to the Packers, who could not afford to fall to 1-3 losing at home in the division.
The defense got some good news shortly before kickoff, as it was announced that Lions superstar Calvin Johnson would not be able to play due to a knee injury that bothered him during the week.
His absence showed. The Lions were unable to make any plays against a re-energized Packers defense, as they were only able to muster nine points.
The Packers offense struggled throughout the course of the day as well. Their red zone offense was unimpressive, as they were unable to turn those possessions into to...
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The Green Bay Packers have lost linebacker Clay Matthews for at least one month after breaking his thumb against the Detroit Lions. Matthews was already suffering from a sore hamstring he sustained before the bye week, so this broken thumb just adds insult to injury. Along with Matthews, linebackers Brad Jones and Robert...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There is not a definitive answer yet, but there appears to be more bad news than good news for Green Bay Packers star outside linebacker Clay Matthews.
Matthews broke his thumb in Sunday's Week 5 game and is now likely headed for surgery, according to ESPN reports. If surgery is the route that Matthews goes, he is expected to miss about one month.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- One day after improving to a 2-2 record by defeating the Detroit Lions 22-9 in Week 5, the Green Bay Packers' three coordinators discussed the important aspects of the game.
Here are three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator:
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOM CAPERS
1. What do you do now if you're without Clay Matthews for the next several games...
During the 2013 NFL offseason, the Green Bay Packers bid a fond fare well to one of the greatest defensive backs to every play the game of football. For many people letting Charles Woodson leave was the biggest mistake the team could make. Woodson had been with the Packers since 2006, during that time he had accumulated 39 interceptions, 10.5 sacks, 9 touchdowns and 465...
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...
The Packers' defense handled the short-handed Lions and the offense showed continued balance with Eddie Lacy almost rushing for 100 yards.
Clay Matthews missed the fourth quarter, Brad Jones missed the second half (hamstring) and Robert Francois tore an Achilles. Still, the Packers had five sacks and shut down the Lions.
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...
Quarterback Matt Flynn was released by the Oakland Raiders on Monday, ending his tumultuous few months with the team. Now that he is a free agent, many expected his old squad to come calling to bring him on as a backup. But according to reports, we shouldn’t expect the Green Bay Packers to have a reunion with Flynn.
The great Rob Demovsky of ESPN claims the Packers have completely...
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...
The Detroit Lions (3-1) roar into Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers (1-2) with a chance to go to 3-0 in the NFC North and take a commanding divisional lead. Kickoff for this contest is at 12 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on FOX Sports. Stats The Detroit Lions have started […]The post Green Bay Packers to defend pride against Detroit Lions by Russ Thomas appeared first...
Detroit Lions (3-1) at Green Bay Packers (1-2)
The Packers are 1-2, but this isn’t representative of the type of team they are. They started last year 2-3 and finished 11-5. They’ll be a very good 10-12 win team again this season. The Lions, however, are also very good. I had a 10 win projection for them at the start of the season and that seems very reasonable for them right...