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Recap: Strong Defense, Major Win

The Detroit Lions hosted their nearby rival the Green Bay Packers today, beating Green Bay 19-7. Detroit entered the game having lost 15 of their last 17 dates with the Packers, but opened the game with an aggressive emphasis on an inside running game that looked potent at times. While the running game was utilized more, the Lions started the game defensively in sync and style. An...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
18 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Correct use of momentum spot cost Packers five points against Lions

Big Foot Sightings are rare. Same with Big Mo. But there he was in Detroit on Sunday, and it resulted in a gigantic turnaround for the Lions, who were playing the Packers.  What I’m talking about is an intercepting momentum play. How often do you hear that? Even if you’re me, not that often.  Here was the situation:  Detroit had the ball, third-and-10 at the Green Bay...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Week 3: Packers vs. Lions Preview & Prediction

Today, the Green Bay Packers begin a stretch of games in which they will play half of their division schedule in about 11 days: Detroit Lions today, Chicago Bears next Sunday, and the Minnesota ViQueens the following Thursday evening. Only the last is a home game. It's a tough and critical stretch. (Thank you, Captain Obvious!)At 1-1, and with the first of these three divisional...
Via Packer Fans United
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Packers aim to slow prolific Lions offense

While Calvin Johnson has long since established himself as one of the NFL's elite receivers, Jordy Nelson could be next to join the list. Looking to build on last week's win, Nelson and the Green Bay Packers try to continue their recent success against the Detroit Lions as these NFC North rivals meet Sunday at Ford Field. After a one-sided 36-16 loss at Seattle in their opener...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Packers aim to slow prolific Lions offense

While Calvin Johnson has long since established himself as one of the NFL's elite receivers, Jordy Nelson could be next to join the list. Looking to build on last week's win, Nelson and the Green Bay Packers try to continue their recent success against the Detroit Lions as these NFC North rivals meet Sunday at Ford Field. After a one-sided 36-16 loss at Seattle in their opener...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Packers at Lions

Five things to watch for in the Week 3 Sunday afternoon matchup when the Green Bay Packers (1-1) face the Detroit Lions (1-1) at Ford Field: 1. Positive carryover from Packers defense In the first five-plus quarters of the regular season, Green Bay had allowed 57 points. In Week 1, the Seattle Seahawks had their way with the Packers and put up 36 points. Then, the New York Jets were...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Packers at Lions: Saturday Scoop

The Scoop is back and it’s time for some last minute thoughts on tomorrow’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions.  Moving forward, I intend for this to be a narrative on my thoughts about the game and what it means for the Packers and less about any news or updates.  Our team of writers have already created some great pieces that will cover those areas leading...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Start ‘em and Sit ‘em, Week 3: Thy Rodge and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me

Football fans will get to see an offensive explosion of biblical proportions when the Green Bay Packers travel to Detroit to take on the Lions this Sunday -- so what better way to describe this occasion than with an excerpt from a well-known psalm.  I'm Jewish (and a mostly non-practicing one for that matter), and even I know this phrase very well.  Of course, we have Quentin...
Via Razzball Football
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Packers vs. Lions: Stopping Calvin Johnson Key for Packers D

The last time the Packers and Lions faced each other was on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit last year. The Lions steamrolled the Matt Flynn led Packers, 40-10. With Aaron Rodgers healthy it figures to be a closer game this time around. Since 2006 the Packers are 14-2 against the Lions. Can they continue their dominance over their NFC North foe? Here are five things to keep an eye on...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers cornerbacks bracing for challenge against Lions WR Johnson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams are bracing for another matchup with Calvin Johnson. Twice a season, the cornerbacks brace themselves to face one of the best receivers in the NFL. The Detroit Lions have a new coach in Jim Caldwell, but Johnson hasn't changed. The NFC North rivals meet Sunday in Detroit. "He's a beast...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers cornerbacks bracing for challenge against Lions WR Johnson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams are bracing for another matchup with Calvin Johnson. Twice a season, the cornerbacks brace themselves to face one of the best receivers in the NFL. The Detroit Lions have a new coach in Jim Caldwell, but Johnson hasn't changed. The NFC North rivals meet Sunday in Detroit. "He's a beast...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers' corners gear up for Lions' Calvin Johnson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Sam Shields, Tramon Williams and the Green Bay Packers secondary are bracing for another go-around with Detroit's Calvin Johnson. The Lions' star receiver has 71 catches for 12 touchdowns and more than 1,100 yards in 12 games against the Packers. Still, Green Bay is 10-2 against Detroit when Johnson is playing. The next meeting between the NFC North...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Concerning the Giants defense

(Credit: rsenetwork.net) I had high hopes for the Big Blue’s defense this year. I honestly thought they would find a way to slow down  Calvin Johnson. I also thought they would fin a way to pressure second-string quarterback Drew Stanton in New York’s home opener. This was going to be the season that the defensive backfield wasn’t a liability, with veterans at every position...
Via Down and Distance
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions represent huge test for Green Bay Packers defense

Aaron Rodgers has simply been a one-man wrecking crew for the Green Bay Packers this year. He has 535 passing yards on 48 completions with four touchdowns, one interception and two fumbles with a 97.4 quarterback rating. He hasn’t had much help, being sacked three times in two games against Seattle and the New York Jets. He’s been constantly pressured, and almost won the game...
Via cover32 - Packers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Detroit Lions Tight End Eric Ebron Worth Having On Your Fantasy Football Roster?

The article below was written by: numberFire. n fantasy football, opportunity is everything. More snaps means more opportunities, and more opportunities mean a better chance to score points. For owners of any Detroit Lions pass-catcher not named Calvin Johnson, life is tough. In the Lions’ first two games thus far, quarterback Matthew Stafford has targeted Johnson 24 times, or...
Via Pro Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions tickets 9% above average for Packers game

The Detroit Lions looked amazing in Week 1, but less so in Week 2. Naturally, with the Green Bay Packers coming to town in Week 3, they need to find out what was working in week one and get back to it – fast. That should be something they can accomplish, as the Lions historically fare much better against the Packers at home than they do at Lambeau. On top of that, Green Bay’s...
Via Detroit4lyfe
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson: Can’t Nobody Tell Me How to Discipline My Kids

As the Adrian Peterson saga unfolds more and more players are offering their two cents on the matter and disciplining children. Lions running back Reggie Bush did so recently causing a stir online when he said he will discipline his daughter 'harshly' if the need ever arises (he eventually tried to clarify/soften his comments).What he could have done was be more like his...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  1 Comment

Packers-Lions Preview

While Calvin Johnson has long since established himself as one of the NFL's elite receivers, Jordy Nelson could be next to join the list. Looking to build on last week's win, Nelson and the Green Bay Packers try to continue their recent success against the Detroit Lions as these NFC North rivals meet Sunday at Ford Field. After a one-sided 36-16 loss at Seattle in their opener...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gridiron Challenge Player Eliminator Week 3

Last week was led by Aaron Rodgers 346 passing yards and 3 TDs vs the Jets, Darren Sproles 152 receiving yards and a rushing TD, DeMarco Murray's 167 rushing yards on 29 attempts and a TD, Giovani Bernard's 169 total yards from scrimmage and a TD, Jordy Nelson's 209 receiving yards including a TD, Brandon Marshall's Sunday Night Miracle with 3 of his 5 receptions...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 2 Targets Leaders

Since targets have become a stat, fantasy junkies have fallen in love with it, including us! But just because your favorite WR gets thrown to 12 times each week, that does not guarantee anything! That is why we calculated their Catch % for you!Stats courtesy of ESPNRB Target Leaders table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears are the class of the NFC North division

Even though the Chicago Bears narrowly avoided a disastrous 0-2 start on Sunday, all that matters is that they’re in a four-way tie for the NFC North with the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings. To make this clear, the Vikings are rebuilding and they lack talent on both sides of the ball to make the playoffs. Say what you want about Adrian Peterson and Cordarelle...
Via cover32 - Bears
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 2 Review: Panthers/Lions - Don't Believe Everything You Read

Don't do it.I can see it in your eyes. You have that look. You want to sigh and say "Well, the Panthers are so good. We just lost to a better opponent.National commentators are helping, stating that Cam Newton has returned to his old form and the Lions have too. They never really had a chance. That is a cheap and pathetic excuse to hide the truth. The Lions could have won...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson's deja vu non-TD catch was at least worth a replay

Memories … in the corner of my mind … misty water-colored … oops sorry, I got a little carried away there.  I know fans in Detroit will be screaming deja boo, but Calvin Johnson was involved in another end zone play in the Detroit-Carolina game on FOX on Sunday that some will say was a touchdown. Again, it was ruled incomplete.  Detroit had the ball, third-and-8 from the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Cruz: More Targets in his Direction Equals Success

The New York Giants are coming off a horrible Week 1 performance. Going up against the Detroit Lions on Monday night, Tom Coughlin’s squad didn’t perform at a winning level on either side of the ball. The end result was a 35-14 destruction at the hands of Calvin Johnson and Co.  Giants receiver Victor Cruz doesn’t seem too happy with both the performance and the lack of balls...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Slugger Miguel Cabrera throws a pass into the stands to Calvin Johnson

It seems that no matter what sport you play, it only makes sense to give proper respect to Calvin Johnson, who is almost universally acknowledged to be the greatest wide receiver in the NFL. Earlier this week NBA superstars Lebron James and Kevin Durant (the consensus best basketball playes in the world) geeked out about Megatron’s big Monday night game on Twitter. Then another...
Via cover32 - Lions
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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