Packers Take on Lions 7:25 PM Thursday Night on CBS 58
In a rare turn of events in the Packers-Lions rivalry, it's Detroit riding the hot streak into Thursday night's renewal of this rivalry at Ford Field. The Lions have won three straight games, a streak that began at Lambeau Field with the team's first win in the state of Wisconsin since 1991.
Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers spoke to the media Wednesday night about the upcoming game and strategy.
"We are still trying to be creative, and still trying to find ways to get guys good match ups in the run and the passing game. I think we've come up with some great concepts. Continued to pull things out of some early installs from training camp that we haven't gotten to. If you think about being more basic, if you have mental errors, that's probably the most disappointing thing. You're late in the season now, and we're having way too many mental errors," said Rodgers.
The Packers, on the other hand, are coming off a disappointing Thanksgiving night loss to the Chicago Bears. The Packers still sit at 7-4, which is still good enough for the NFC's first wild-card spot, but the team has lost four of its last five games. The team's offensive troubles continued against the Bears, as Aaron Rodgers and company scored just 13 points, marking the fifth straight game Rodgers has posted a passer rating under 100.
The Packers defense, on the other hand, has been a positive story throughout the season. Green Bay is allowing a little under 20 points per game, good for sixth in the entire NFL. The Lions defense has struggled for most of the season, as only three NFL teams have allowed more points per game in 2015.
Offensively, the Packers are most banged up along the offensive line. Brian Bulaga, TJ Lang, and Cory Linsley are all listed as questionable for Thursday nights game. The packers are getting healthier at wide receiver and tight end, as Jared Abredderis and Andrew Quarless have both returned to practice. Defensively, the Packers biggest task will be stopping Calvin Johnson, one of the most prolific receivers in NFL history. Johnson caught three touchdowns as part of Detroit's 45 point offensive performance against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday.
Kick off for this game Thursday night is at 7:25 PM. CBS 58 sports will also have a 30 minute preview special, the Motor City Matchup, starting at 6:00 PM.