Green Bay Packers
It was another Thursday night blowout, as the Packers dominated the Vikings 42-10 last night in Green Bay. The Packers moved to 3-2, while Minnesota is 2-3, struggling on offense without Teddy Bridgewater, who was inactive with a sprained ankle.
These two bitter rivals will lock horns at Lambeau Field tonight in a key early-season NFC North showdown.
The Minnesota Vikings are set to take on the Green Bay Packers on “Thursday Night Football,” and these are both two teams that are starting to turn their season around. Former NFL quarterback Steve Beuerlein of CBS Sports took a few moments to speak about the NFC North contest this Thursday.
Will this contest between NFC North rivals be the first competitive Thursday night game of the season?
The Lions (2-1) came into the game with a secondary decimated by injuries, but that didn’t much matter with Rodgers under constant pressure.
Although Johnson and Stafford remain one of the game’s most dynamic tandems, the Lions haven’t been able to support them with a consistent running game so far.
The Lions have already lost cornerbacks Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson to season-ending injuries, and safety James Ihedigbo hasn’t played yet.
Packers have won 15 of past 17 in series, but Detroit routed Green Bay on Thanksgiving last year.
Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams are bracing for another matchup with Calvin Johnson.
Against Nelson, the most the Lions can do is try to slow him down and prevent any game-wrecking plays, coordinator Teryl Austin said.