GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 20: James Starks #44 of the Green Bay Packers is helped ooff the field after being injured in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field on November 20, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
First off, there are a couple members of the Green Bay Packers not on the injury report for the first time in a long while. S Morgan Burnett apparently has his cast off because he's not listed. He hasn't recorded an interception or a sack in the five games that he's played with it on his right hand. DE Mike Neal played last week for the first time this season, but now he's not listed at all. Watch for both of them on Thursday.
As for the actual list, LT Chad Clifton will miss his sixth consecutive game, and RB James Starks is questionable after suffering a nasty looking injury last week to his knee and ankle. Based on what I saw last Sunday, I wouldn't expect him to play. But he practiced this week and he'll be a game time decision. Everyone else should play.
For the Lions, they're missing RB Jahvid Best again but Kevin Smith was NFC offensive player of the week in his absence. They'll also be without their punter and backup DE Lawrence Jackson. Seven Lions were limited in practice on Wednesday, including WR Calvin Johnson (who missed practice on Tuesday). And that doesn't include Matthew Stafford, who's thrown 6 INTs in his last two games while playing with a protective glove on his broken right finger. It's not a critical list of injuries, but they're not coming into this game at 100% either.