Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Three reasons why I think the Lions will beat the Packers Thursday

1. The Packers have a good offensive line, but it is not particularly athletic. It is the type of offensive line the Lions can exploit, especially if they play some games upfront, which they did last season while beating the Packers at Ford Field and losing a close game in Green Bay. Look for Ndamukong Suh to rack up some stats. This is the type of national stage in which he'll thrive.

2. Green Bay's defense, which has plenty of talented players, allows a lot of points. Kevin Smith has given the Lions another dimension to compliment the passing game. I'd be surprised if Matthew Stafford doesn't have another huge game statistically.

3. The Packers an excellent team, the best in the NFL. Count me among those who expect them to be in the Super Bowl again, and probably win it. But are they 16-0 good? That I don't believe. They were flat Sunday against Tampa Bay. This is admittedly convoluted thinking, but I believe they are going lose a game or two. And this game, when Ford Field is going to be absolutely bonkers, seems like it would be logical game for the Packers to lose.


Blogger danjor21 said...

I would like to see it happen! It all comes down to how Stafford handles the pressure. Can he beat the best team in the NFL in the national spotlight?

A lot of hype going into this game. I hope it is everything we are expecting.

I'm just glad I don't have to sit through yet another meaningless spanking of the Lions again this year!

12:25 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know, although good assessment.

The only way that the Lions can win is to put extreme pressure on the QB. I'm confident that Cunningham will have a somewhat good defensive plan.

We should see a lot of drop offs with Rodgers. This will be a real test for the linebackers and secondary. This will be an extremely risky strategy.

Should be an interesting assessment of the Lions (defensive line and secondary.)

The Lions will have to control the clock with the run, can we run?

5:30 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for Cunningham having a good defensive strategy for this game.

It was awful, no pressure on QB, very few blitzes.

You just can't beat Rodgers if you let him take you apart.

7:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again you're wrong. No surprise there.

4:24 AM 

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