Packers 22, Lions 9: The big boys decided This game
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Packers 22, Lions 9. This was a game decided by the big boys, as in the big boys up front, on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
From an offensive perspective, here's a couple of indicators on how the line fared. Pass protection, just one sack allowed, and as for pressures, they were few and far between. Aaron Rodgers was comfortable.
The running game totaled 180 yards and averaged five and a half a carry. While those numbers are skewed somewhat by Randall Cobb's 67 yard effort, A: It counts, and B: Eddie Lacy averaged 4.3 a carry with a long of 13 on his way to 99 yards and that says consistency.
Defensively, the guys up front held Reggie Bush individually, and the Lions collectively, to 3.4 a rush, and that's excellent.
The Packers accomplished that with just two men with their hands on the ground virtually the entire game. They can get away with that when those two men, generally Ryan Pickett and B.J. Raji, are taking on two and holding their ground while doing so.
Toss in five sacks, all by linebackers, and the Packers owned the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.