On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST Packers Everywhere pep rally

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.

  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM CST Packers Everywhere pep rally

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to the Tampa Bay area a day early with two free Packers Everywhere Pep Rallies on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    The festivities will take place at two different locations in the Tampa Bay area Saturday. The main pep rally will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. The second event will be held from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at The Varsity Club, located at 24091 US Hwy 19 N., Clearwater, Fla.

  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Lacy, Clinton-Dix appearance Packers Eddie Lacy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are scheduled to appear at the Big Red Kettle at Bay Park Square Mall on behalf of the Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign.
  • Sat., Dec. 27, 2014 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CST Alumni Appearance (Flanagan, Rivera) Mike Flanagan and Marco Rivera are scheduled to appear at the Packers Pro Shop on Saturday, December 27th, from 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST Alumni Appearance (Flanagan, Rivera)

    TTZ: Mike Flanagan
    Club Level: Marco Rivera

News

Print
RSS

Packers at Lions: Five Key Matchups

Posted Nov 27, 2013




1. Packers interior offensive linemen vs. Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley—
It always starts here against the Lions. An offense can’t function if it can’t control Suh and Fairley. They were furiously disruptive in this game a year ago. Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang and Evan Dietrich-Smith have to be on their game, as they were when these two teams met in Lambeau Field on Oct. 6.


2. Tramon Williams and Sam Shields vs. Calvin Johnson—Shields is the Packers’ No. 1 cover corner, but Williams has a strong track record against Johnson. How will the Packers attempt to defense Johnson? Shadow him with Shields or Williams, or mix coverage? Almost certainly, Johnson will see bracket coverage, but that presents other problems. The Lions will make sure they force some man-to-man.


3. Packers right tackle vs. Ziggy Ansah—Whether it’s Marshall Newhouse or Don Barclay, he better be ready for an athletic rookie pass rusher that possesses a quick first step and is used in a multitude of schemes. The Lions use Ansah in a lot of twists and stunts meant to get him out in space against less-agile blockers.


4. Eddie Lacy vs. eight in the box—The Packers rookie running back is going to be a marked man. The power with which he ran the ball against the Vikings makes him a feared man. He’s going to face a loaded box. The Packers need him to dominate time of possession and keep the Lions offense on the bench.


5. Matt Flynn vs. the No. 28 pass defense in the league—If only Aaron Rodgers were healthy, huh? The Lions pass defense is the team’s weakness. Flynn has to make some plays. There’s no way to play around the importance of the quarterback position.

Additional coverage - Nov. 27

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest News

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos