News

Print
RSS

Packers vs. Lions: Five key matchups

Posted Dec 7, 2012


1. Don Barclay vs. Cliff Avril—The Packers’ rookie tackle is going to get tested by one of the game’s best quick-twitch pass rushers.

2. Packers left guard vs. Nick Fairley—Fairley was a one-man wrecking crew in the last meeting between the two teams. He had two sacks, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. The Packers left guard, whether it’s Evan Dietrich-Smith or T.J. Lang, needs to lessen Fairley’s effectiveness for Aaron Rodgers to have the time he needs to throw the ball.

3. Both teams vs. the weather—One is a dome team and the other one plays well in domes. Lambeau Field will offer none of the comforts of a dome on Sunday night.

4. Matt Stafford vs. Aaron Rodgers—Stafford’s 54.0 passer rating in the last meeting was half of Rodgers’, and that won’t work for a Lions team that is No. 1 in the league in passing and built to throw the ball.

5. Dom Capers vs. Calvin Johnson—The Lions are depleted at receiver, which should afford the Packers defensive coordinator a chance to tilt his scheme in a big way toward Johnson.

Additional coverage - Dec. 7
 
blog comments powered by Disqus

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos

  • Packers.com recaps the NFL Draft

    (4:27) Posted Apr 29, 2017

    Larry McCarren, Wes Hodkiewicz and Mike Spofford provide their thoughts on the Packers’ 2017 NFL Draft.

  • Draft Day Remix: Running Backs

    (1:19) Posted Apr 29, 2017

    Check out some of the sights and sounds from Day 3 of the NFL Draft as the Packers selected three running backs.

  • Draft Day Remix: Vince Biegel

    (0:59) Posted Apr 29, 2017

    Check out some of the sights and sounds from the final day of the NFL Draft as the Packers selected LB Vince Biegel in the fourth round.