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Former ‘Idol’ Lauren Alaina flubs national anthem - Entertainment - Access Hollywood - What's so hard about singing the national anthem when the Packers play? The curse of Christina Aquilera!

Delusion and reality for Ndamukong Suh - NFC North Blog - ESPN. Evan Dietrich-Smith was fighting him, but Suh's retaliatory head stomp and kicks are without defense. The most troubling thing is that Suh doesn't think he did anything wrong.  

Green Bay Packers news | Green Bay Packers CB Pat Lee must learn to keep his cool | Green Bay Press Gazette. I've seen some players get away with a glancing shot to the head, but this one happened right in front of the ref. The head shot didn't seem intentional, but his intent was to hit him.

Green Bay Packers news | Green Bay Packers LBs Desmond Bishop, A.J. Hawk out with calf injuries | Green Bay Press Gazette. Bishop's injury could be serious. Hawk could be back for their next game.

Little-used backups deliver for Packers - JSOnline. But as we learned last season, the Packers have a lot of depth. D.J. Smith reminds me of how Bishop played back in 2007 and 2008: a solid tackler with some concerns in pass coverage. Despite the interception by Robert Francois, I would expect Smith would play ahead of him if only one backup middle linebacker is needed.

Packers 'don't plan on losing anytime soon' - NFC North Blog - ESPN. Kevin Seifert points out that Dom Capers rarely sent more than four pass rushers. And when he did, it didn't seem like the blitz got to Stafford anyway. I don't know if that really was the strategy coming into the game. Capers may have seen that Stafford was quick to throw no matter the pressure, and took advantage of it by dropping more players in coverage. Stafford had some big completions when he took his time and waited for a receiver to come open.

Green Bay Packers news | Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams holds Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson in check | Green Bay Press Gazette. Credit should also go to Morgan Burnett, who often covered Johnson deep to bracket him. Johnson just wasn't open for most of the game. Except for the time Jarrett Bush lined up in coverage, and Johnson spun him around like a top.