I heard some of the Bear's fans on Monday night called safety Nick Collins the "N" word. I'm really not surprised about that because some of the Bear's fans flipped the Lions players off when they "beat" them in the opener. Personally, most think Calvin Johnson got screwed but that's another story. A lot of Bear's fans aren't very classy, obviously not all, but a lot. I used to go to the windy city gridiron to discuss the Bear's and all they do is rip on me and get rude so I don't even go there anymore. I used to live in Appleton, Wisconsin for 3 years so at one point in my life I used to be partial to the Packers. I rooted for them in the 1997 and 1998 Superbowl when Brett Favre tore it up and the Packers were like the best team in the NFL. I don't dislike the Packers at all, but I don't like the Bears. I really don't like a lot of their fans either.
Hello, my name is DLions4Eva and I come from Schoolcraft, MI, which is as little town about 30 minutes away from Kalamazoo; which I think most of you know about that city, right? I usually reside on the Pride of Detroit site to discuss my Lions, but I wanted to come over here and discuss this Sunday's game with the Packer's fans.
Now on to this Sunday's game.
I just know, at least I think I do, the Packers are probably bitter about that penalty ridden Monday night game. I expect A-Rod to come out firing on all cylinders and Donald Driver/Greg Jennings( A Kalamazoo product I might add)/Jermichael Finley to have HUGE days against that weak Lions secondary. One thing the Packers might have to worry about though, is the pass rush. It's greatly improved and they lead the league in sacks or maybe they're right behind the Packers, not sure, but I do know it's our greatest (only) asset on defense the Packers should have to worry about. If they can keep A-Rod clean, it should be easy pickings for him all day. If not, well I don't see the running game helping out as much because Grant is out. Than again, it's the Lions so maybe a back-up could get a 100 yard game for the Packers instead. The Lions defensive line is probably one of the best in the league and should definitely be accounted for, but that's about it for the defense.
With Matthew Stafford out, the Packers probably won't have to worry about the offense either outside of Jahvid Best and Calvin Johnson (If Hill could only get him the damn ball more often). With the back-up Hill in there, the Packers won't have to respect the deep routes and can concentrate on the short to intermediate routes, halfback screens, and running the ball. The Lions offense actually has a lot of weapons, but they are just about decimated due to injuries. The Packers defense, the pass rush lead by Clay Matthews especially, will totally dismantle the injured Lion's offense to the point where they might have to put in Drew Stanton, the #3 QB. The secondary for the Packers is also very good and will give Hill fits all day. The linebackers, in my opinion, is the strength of the Packers defense and not only can they drop into coverage effectively, they can make good open field tackles and rush the passer pretty well too. I think it's going to be a long day for this Lions offense.
I'm really not looking forward to this game whatsoever, not just because we haven't won since 1991 when the great Barry Sanders was here, but we haven't beat the Packers since 2005 at all. 8 straight losses and I don't see the Lions even having a slight chance unless Matthew Stafford was healthy and was in rhythm with his receivers. He is about our only chance to even make this game respectable enough for it to not be a blowout, which that's exactly what I'm expecting it to be. Lions 13 - Packers 31