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Week 2 - Detroit Here

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by PackerfaninCarolina, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. PackerfaninCarolina

    PackerfaninCarolina Cheesehead

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    Well, call it excitement and loving starting 1-0 again or maybe seeing football triumph over covid ... I'm ready for week 2.

    This game is likely to be pretty tight for the most part. Lions are a tough matchup and they been giving us mostly their best shots when we've faced them. I don't expect that to change this next Sunday. Especially since Golladay will be back for them in this one.

    Good news is I feel at least given what I saw from our receivers today, that we're in better shape against them at least compared to where we were in the first game against them last year.

    Like I said, I think it'll be close, but in the end I feel like right now we're the team that wants it more.
     
  2. Do7

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    For some reason Detroit will play like garbage against other teams, but when it's against us, they'll get their **** together for whatever reason. I expect Detroit to try to come at us hellbent to even the score as they felt robbed last year, even though they weren't. I more or less expect the same result here. Rodgers throwing for another 4 TDs as the revenge tour continues.
     
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    KyraReppe5 "We're going to relentlessly chase perfection."

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    Adrian Peterson still gives me nightmares, but of the packers defense can win at the line of scrimmage they should take the game. I think it will be close, as the Lions always seem to start hot, then turn into a dumpster fire - but I think they will start cold then make the game interesting in the last 6 minutes.
     
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  5. PackerfaninCarolina

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    While I'm still a bit wary of our run defense, we're talking about a 35 year old dude who's not even been able to stick on a team for more than one year since leaving Minny. On top of that, Detroit is still a pass first team.

    Now, what is concerning is Golladay is back. I expect as usual they'll be looking to attack us vertically and Pettine needs to be ready for it.

    On offense, I think we're a lot more polished than when we played them last year.
     
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    The Lions have huge question marks on defense. They lost two of the best players from last year and just gave a ton of yards to the Bears. If the offense plays like it did this past week I think we will be in very good shape. The Lions passing game does worry me. They have a lot more weapons than the Vikings especially with Golladay coming back.
     
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    Agreed. The game at Lambeau last year was our first without #17 in the lineup. With a healthy offense at the skill positions, we should roll up the yards and points. I think that our defense will struggle against AP without Kenny Clark, and our defense in general will struggle against their WRs again. It should be a stressful but enjoyable win in Week 2.
     
  8. Bojack

    Bojack "All pro DL , you sure the hell dont play like it"

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    Game could get away early they always attack us. We are week around that 10 to 20 yards Savage and Amos need to impact the game more. Amos had a solid camp looks like he added some bulk. Would expect to see him in the box in this game and let Redmon play deep or if Greene can go that would be more ideal for us.They are going to run at us untill we start walking up closer to the line then play action and burn king deep. If we come out and play tough against the run to start we should have a nice feel of being in control of this game. I think we will see more of Dillion early let the bruiser abuse these Lbs then Jones will be running by folks in the 4th qt to put game the victory shades on again.
     
  9. captainWIMM

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    It seems to me that a lot of Packers fans give way too much credit to the Lions. On paper they're a talented team but once again found a way to lose a game to Trubisky and the Bears.

    I expect the Packers to control the game for much of it, winning by more than a score.
     
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    They might be, but it's understandable.

    They swept us 2 years ago, and though we returned the favor last year, didn't we win despite never leading the entire game twice last year against them. I know the W's are important, but losing the entire game to them twice in a row a season after being swept doesn't sit well. The walk off FG's were nice, but they're not a team we should be losing too the entire time.

    It is indicative of the Lions though. Just like last week. They should win, but find a way to lose. Last year they could have easily swept us again, but found a way to lose.

    We should bury this team. it's time we quit relying on the Lions to be the Lions and just dominate them.
     
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    Agree with the captain that the Packers should win by more than a score, but it's just a pure example of how divisional games go in the NFL. Some are wipe outs, but you can never really dismiss a divisional opponent, especially one like the Lions who have been the laughing stock of the North for much of its existence.

    They get up for the Packers more so than any other game on the schedule. If the Packers don't take the Lions seriously, they'll have a fight on its hands.

    That being said...call it Rodgers being more comfortable in year 2. Call it Rodgers with a chip on his shoulder. Call it Rodgers being more focused and dialed in. Or a combination of all of the above. But he showed something to us this past Sunday that we haven't seen in a very long time. I think he's going to set the tone and the Packers should be ready to go.
     
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    oh, I agree, we should beat them easily. but we should have beat them easily last year too and we won the most important category of them all, the scoreboard, but only as time expired, twice. easily could have lost both. shouldn't happen, but does.
     
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  13. PackerfaninCarolina

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    Yes, all of that to the previous two posts

    I don't think anybody thinks the Lions have the better team. If anything, the odds should heavily favor us.

    But the reason I'd doubt we blow them out by more than one score is that that hasn't been done since the 30-20 win in 2014. Course who knows ... That could also mean we're due for one. But when you take into account all the games vs them from 2015 on -- minus the ones with Hundley and Kizer playing -- they've all been decided by 8 points or fewer.


    Now here's what I will say. Assuming Rodgers is still on fire, and assuming MVS and Lazard continue to make big plays, this could be the best Packer offense the Lions have had to face since 2014 or 2016. Adams won't be out, and we won't be playing with guys like Darrius Shepherd at WR. Plus I don't think the Lions will be the beneficiaries of dropped TD passes and ... what was it 5 turnovers or ame in that first game or something?

    Plus while this is a short memory week to week league, I'd still think losing the way they did last week will have a bit of a blow on them coming into this one.

    I think this will resemble something like what we saw in that 2016 game we won 34-27. Us asserting enough of our offensive force to make sure the outcome isn't in doubt. But Detroit still doing enough to keep it close in the end.

    The Packers should be favored here, but I believe SF was highly favored against the junky Arizona Cardinals last Sunday, and we saw how that turned out. That loss is going to cost SF the division.
     
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    I understand the Packers haven't dominated the Lions in a game for several years but they should be able to on Sunday if they perform up to their potential.

    For some reason the Cardinals have had the Niners' numbers recently, winning nine of the past 11 matchups. Both losses came last season in games Arizona could have easily won as well.
     
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    You know actually the key is simple, just make sure we score the first TD of the game and we win!!!

    Well ok, maybe reading a little too much into it, but interestingly enough if you look at all our games against them over the last decade, our odds of winning have gone up dramatically when we've scored the first TD of the game. In fact, there's been only one game we lost when we did that, and that was 2013 on Thanksgiving Day. But Rodgers also didn't play in that one so .. go figure
     
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    Kenny Clark was not practicing today--in the rehab room.
     
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    I think we'll score a bunch of points. I think the Lions will too. I'm taking the over. Without Kenny Clark, and Pettine running the defense, I'm not overconfident.
     
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    Without checking the numbers I guess that's true for every game played at all levels.
     
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    Look for the Lions to keep the ball out of Rodgers hands by running the ball. Unless the defense can defend the run without Clark which is not a good bet, Roger's will be watching most of the game from the bench. The Lions normally make enough mistakes to lose but if they play like they have against the Packers the past few years, I don't think Petine has a clue in how to stop them from rolling up 40 or more. Roger's passer rating will need to be nearly perfect to eke out a win by scoring on nearly every drive. Packers defense gave up 34 last week in 19 minutes to a team with a lot fewer weapons than the Lions. Both of the punters in this game may not need to sit up.
     
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    I would expect more of the same results similar to last week against Minnesota.

    Rodgers will test Okudah with Adams constantly, and mix it up with MVS and Lazard.

    Aaron Jones will get most of his scrimmage yards from check downs and slants. Running game might get contained by Detroit's front 7.

    Golladay doesn't concern me too much with a hamstring issue, but Jones and Amendola might get decent looks. Hockenson will test Kirksey throughout the game, and could be heavily featured.

    I think the biggest problem facing the Packer's defense in Week 2, will be Detroit's run game. I think with Peterson, Swift, and Johnson its sneaky good.

    Packers 31
    Lions 21
     
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    The Packers defense struggled in the fourth quarter playing a terrible version of the prevent defense but with the game on the line in the first three quarters performed pretty well.

    I'm not worried about the Lions running wild on them or coming anywhere close to putting up 40 points.
     
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    Would you consider 33-34 points with the ball near midfield trailing as time expires to be close to 40?
     
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    The hype on the Lions run game is ridiculous. Some posters are dumb and seem to think it's still 2012 or something in regards to AP. Not even close, and the Vikes current run game is definitely better than Detroit's.

    Now, Detroit does have a better passing game with Golladay back. Yeah I expect them to put up some points, but I give them about 31 tops. It's just unless Rodgers and the offense revert back completely to 2018 or some of last year, which I very much doubt will happen, I see Detroit scoring but having to play catch-up which is not where they want to be vs Rodgers.
     
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    Course updated news is that Golladay is very limited today and is questionable for Sunday. I'm guessing he'll play but on limited snaps
     
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    31 is a bit generous imo. Not unless you're including garbage time.
     

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