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McCarthy, Rodgers Mean Overwhelming Edge

In the biggest game the city of Detroit has seen in more than a decade, the Lions proved no match for such a well-coached and well-quarterbacked team as the mighty Packers. Through experience, Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers provide the Packers with a major advantage.

DETROIT — The Green Bay Packers? Contenders, like we all knew. The Detroit Lions? Pretenders, to everyone's surprise. Sometime, perhaps sooner than later, the Lions will take a step forward. But that step forward is going to require a heaping dose of maturity. The Lions, playing their most important game since their last playoff contest way back in 1999, simply were not ready for the... Recommended Stories