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History and tradition are no further behind this years Lions team than every play on game day. They dont focus on the last game or the last season.
Its a team that plays in the moment to fulfill its expectations.
Thanksgiving Days special attraction is undeniable, for what it has meant to the Lions and the city of Detroit, and for what it has grown to represent on a grander scale since the Lions began it in their first season in Detroit in 1934.
But tradition and history arent in the forefront of the Lions thoughts as they play the unbeaten Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on Thursday.
Neither is the notion of any game or opponent being used as a measuring stick for where they stand in a building program that has elevated faster than most people expected to make them playoff contenders this season.
Coach Jim Schwartz has bristled at the suggestion that playing the Packers or any other team is a yardstick game for the Lions.
I dont think weve ever used anything as a yardstick ...
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Aaron Rodgers had a bad day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, but his "bad" day is as good, if not better than most turned in by his league counterparts.“I’m just frustrated. I didn’t throw the ball very well. I’m not trying to be ridiculously humble right now, I’m just frustrated. The ball wasn’t coming out the way I wanted it to today.”That’s what...
Despite the Green Bay Packers extended their unbeaten run at the weekend to 10 straight games at the weekend, quarter-back Aaron Rodgers spent most of his post-game press conference lamenting the single interception he threw. The Packers’ run this season has certainly made NFL Bets more interesting.
The Packers have been unstoppable this season and currently sit at the top of...
Aaron Rodgers took every hit the Detroit Lions could dish out. He just kept throwing — and winning. Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers built a big lead in the third quarter.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are trying to keep their perfect record intact as they take on Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lion's ninth-ranked NFL defense at Ford Field.
The Lions beat Green Bay once and nearly did it a second time last year. So what did they do that was so effective against the eventual Super Bowl champs? "Gave me a concussion," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in a conference call today.
The atmosphere inside Ford Field was especially intense leading up to the kickoff of the Detroit holiday classic. The Green Bay Packers entered undefeated and the Detroit Lions were in need of a statement win over a quality opponent.
The Lions defense held strong against the explosive Packers despite being plagued by a series of bad penalties. The officiating wasn't particularly...
The first of the Thanksgiving Day games is in the books, and for the first half was extremely competitive. The Lions held onto the ball for long drives and kept Aaron Rodgers and the Packer offense on the bench, however they failed to score on any … [visit site to read more]Game one in the Books: Pack 27 Lions 15 - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - A NY Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions Odds
The Green Bay Packers look for an 11-0 start against a team they have dominated the past decade.
The Pack is 17-3 SU in their past 20 meetings with the Lions, but lost here 7-3 a year ago in the game where Aaron Rodgers was lost to a concussion. In four prior trips to Detroit...
"Honestly, I think in this last game, our pass set up our run," says head coach Jim Schwartz.
Happy Thanksgiving, Packer fans! It's that time of year again when we give thanks for all our blessings. Much to be grateful for, indeed. Not least of which is our beloved Green Bay Packers, of course. The Super Bowl Champion, 10-0 (16-0 going back to last season) Packers.Today's game between the Packers and the up-and-coming Lions is the main course in today's triumvirate...
Kyle Vanden Bosch slapped with an illegal hands to the face penalty, but it looked like Ndamukong Suh did the same thing. We've now got a third-and-1 for the Packers at the Lions 46.
Detroit trails 7-0, but has some big advantage statistically. The Lions holds a 15:43 to 9:26 edge in time of possession and 152-86 edge in offensive yards. Matthew Stafford threw an interception that led to Aaron Rodgers 3-yard TD pass to Greg Jennings.
A big problem for the Lions: the team's