Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions:
My unfitered game day running blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Inactive for Packers today: CB Charles Woodson, LB Clay Matthews, WR Jordy Nelson, DL CJ Wilson, DL Mike Neal, LB Terrell Manning, RB James Starks
Inactive for Lions today: DT Corey Williams, S Louis Delmas, WR Lance Long, QB Kellen Moore, OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, DE Ronnell Lewis
The Packers have beaten Detroit in 20 straight regular season games at Lambeau Field – an NFL record.
The Packers have won 10 straight divisional games – a franchise record.
Thanks to the Vikings win over the Bears today, the Packers have a chance to open a two-game lead (with tiebreaker) over Chicago with 3 games left in the season after tonight.
The Packers have only 4 DL active in this game – expect them to play most of the game in nickel or dime with only one or two DL.
Tonight’s weather at Lambeau: 33 degrees, wind 10mph from the east, 92% humidity, light snow through 9pm CT
It’s snowing at game time. I was at the Seattle playoff snow globe game. What a treat fans at the game are in for tonight.
Divisional games against same team so close together: You definitely plan for 2 games before the season even starts, we just stuck to our 2-game plan. We’ll have some wrinkles for them and I’m sure they’ll have some for us.
Ryan Grant: He looked very natural coming back – there have been some terminology changes from last year. He’s comfortable with the game plan and I would not hesitate to use Ryan.
TJ Lang: We’re going to work Lang in pre-game and then come back in and make a decision on him.
Bears loss: I’m sure everyone’s aware of it. Hell, we’ve been here all damn day waiting for this game to start.
Lions record: Very talented football team. they have lost a lot of close game.
Stafford: I think he has a lot of arm talent. Has great confidence – not afraid to stick it in there on tight coverage.