Packers vs Lions: Winning streak means nothing
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In home games, the Packers have beaten the Lions 22 straight, but this week Mike McCarthy said the streak meant nothing and he's right.
As a rule, the combatants could care less about historical perspective, many times they're not even aware of it, and they're the ones who determine the outcome.
The bet here is that the Packers will have to play well, be at the top of their game, or close to it, to beat Detroit this time around.
The 3-1 Lions look good. Reggie Bush has added a whole new dimension to their offense And defensively, they're salty up front.
Big key to the game, controlling their tackles, Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairly, and most of the onus for that will be on the Packers interior three, Josh Sitton, Evan Dietrich-Smith and T.J. Lang.
The Lion corners are nothing to write home about but at safety, Louis Delmas is a play-maker, both in terms of hits and picking off passes. Had two against the Bears.
We haven't even mentioned Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford until now, but they're part of the 6th ranked offense in the NFL.
The Packers, however, are number three.
This one has all the makings of a close game decided in the fourth quarter.