On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Jul. 28, 2015 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Tuesday, July 28, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Thu., Jul. 30, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Fri., Jul. 31, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Fri., Jul. 31, 2015 6:00 PM CDT 1k Kids Run at Lambeau

    Back to Football also includes the Packers 1K Kids Run. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 31, at 6 p.m.

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 31, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie.

  • Sat., Aug. 01, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Sat., Aug. 01, 2015 6:30 PM CDT 5K Run/Walk at Lambeau The sixth annual '5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,' is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m.

News

Print
RSS

Five key matchups: Packers vs. Lions

Posted Oct 4, 2013

1. Evan Dietrich-Smith vs. Nick Fairley—Fairley made big plays in the two games between the teams last season. He’s a disruptive force the Packers must control, and that’s a burden that’ll fall hardest on the Packers center. What happens in the interior of the Packers offensive line will go a long way toward deciding the outcome of this game.

2. Sam Shields vs. Calvin Johnson—Shields shadowed A.J. Green in Cincinnati and, other than for one play, carried the day. Johnson is an even greater challenge and Shields will likely have help, but this is the kind of matchup that defines a cornerback’s shutdown ability. With a strong game on Sunday, Shields would step up to a higher level among NFL cornerbacks.

3. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Stafford—The Packers must win the battle of the passer ratings. It’s how they’ve beaten the Lions in previous seasons and it’ll likely hold true in this game.

4. Clay Matthews vs. Riley Reiff—This is a daunting challenge for the second-year pass blocker. Matthews pronounced himself recovered from the hamstring injury that sent him to the bench in the second half in Cincinnati, and it’s no coincidence that the performance of the Packers defense declined with Matthews on the bench. He’s their playmaker and Reiff is charged with blocking him.

5. Nick Perry vs. Reggie Bush—The Lions will try to create this matchup in space, and Perry has to be equal to the challenge. Bush is a difference maker for the Lions. He’s the other weapon they needed and he’s creating room for Johnson to operate.

Additional coverage - Oct. 4

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos

  • How will Packers defense fare in 2015?

    (1:52) Posted 8 hours ago

    The "Inside Training Camp Live" crew breaks down the state of the Packers' defense entering 2015 and whether the unit can help the team make a championship run.

  • NFL Now ranks Aaron Rodgers as top fantasy QB

    (00:01:22:26) Posted 13 hours ago

    Michael Fabiano explains why Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is his signal caller of choice in the 2015 fantasy season.

  • Kramer reflects on life experience earned

    (5:20) Posted Jul 26, 2015

    In the second of a two-part edition of Alumni Spotlight, Packers.com Senior Writer Mike Spofford sat down with former Packer guard Jerry Kramer. Kramer explains how consistency defined the Lombardi era Packers and shares his favorite game during the championship streak.