Green Bay Packers
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.
No matter how the Packers defense lines up, Clay Matthews is adamant that his top goal is to disrupt opponents and make big plays.
Coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers believe the Green Bay Packers defense is headed in the right direction, and not just because there was no other way to go after its struggles against the defending Super Bowl champions in the season opener.
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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan paid the Packers’ Jordy Nelson perhaps the highest compliment that a wideout can receive.
It’s easy to pencil the Seahawks as back-to-back Super Bowl champs after their 36-16 beat-down of the Packers last night. Or to think Green Bay is a shadow of the franchise that won it all in 2011 and hasn’t reached the conference championship since.