Week three in the NFL begins tonight with the Buccaneers and Falcons, but we've still got a few days to wait until the Packers kick off their third game of the 2014 season. The first divisional game of the year is a matchup under the dome in Detroit, where offensive fireworks are likely to be set off.
On that note, we look in today's curds at one of the key matchups when the Lions have the ball - namely, who covers Calvin Johnson? Odds are that Sam Shields will be on him frequently, but both Shields and Tramon Williams have gotten off to very good starts.
To the links!
Calvin Johnson, Jordy Nelson in showdown of the stars | Packers.com
The passing game should be on display early and often on the fast track at Ford Field this Sunday, with two of the league's best receivers going head to head.
Sam Shields planning to challenge 'Megatron' Calvin Johnson | JSOnline
Look for number 37 to be following Johnson regularly on Sunday, though. And despite Shields giving up a big touchdown last week to Eric Decker, he's still by and large playing well...
Top 10 Cornerbacks | ProFootballFocus
See? The Packers' two starters are both ranked in the top ten, and Tramon Williams has been especially impressive, as he's the top-graded corner in the league through two games this year.
Clay Matthews on adjusted role in Green Bay's Packers defense: 'I can do it all' | FOX Sports
Indeed he can - he's proven in the past that he can be a good cover linebacker and defend the run well in addition to his pass-rushing prowess. His ability to play off the line of scrimmage is one reason why the 4-3 Under defense worked so well in the second half last week.
Butler, Sharpe, Holmgren are Hall of Fame nominees | Packersnews
We missed this earlier this week, but a few members of the Packers from the 1990s are among those eligible for the Hall of Fame.
Punters are doing what they aren't supposed to do, and we love it - SBNation.com
The karate kick to Spencer Lanning's face started this thought process, but there are some great examples of other punter things here. I like the fact that Tim Masthay's most notable contribution is a touchdown pass to Tom Crabtree against the Bears in 2012.
Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for aggravated assault - SBNation.com
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