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Packers look to add to Lions' misery

Detroit, coming off a heartbreaking loss last week, hasn't won at Lambeau in its last 20 attempts.

December 08, 2012|By Lance Pugmire
  • Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 7-1 against the Detroit Lions, with the loss coming when he was sidelined with a concussion back in 2010.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 7-1 against the Detroit Lions, with… (Wesley Hitt / Getty Images )

Story line: Detroit has lost 20 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, and given where the team’s at mentally — following a fourth-quarter collapse against the Indianapolis Colts last week — there’s not cause for an upset. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 7-1 against the Lions, and the loss came when he was sidelined a concussion in 2010. The outcome probably will be decided by Rodgers, considering the Packers’ ineffective run game and their offensive line missing two starters. Detroit star lineman Ndamukong Suh will seek to add to Green Bay’s league-worst 39 sacks allowed.

Lions said: “It probably [means] more to the people who have been here 20 years than us. We just want to put a good game together and try to come out on top.” — Matthew Stafford, quarterback

Packers said: “Everything’s right in front of us. We’ve got to go win our home games and get a couple wins on the road.” — Rodgers

Bottom line: The Packers are favored by seven points. Detroit has given up 960 yards in its last two games. Packers re-signed Ryan Grant.

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