First Look at: Detroit Lions

packwriter2002@yahoo.com
Posted Oct 1, 2013


We've got all the quick-hitting notes and statistics from the league to get you ready for the Packers' first matchup of the season against Detroit.

DETROIT LIONS (3-1) at GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-2)

LIONS: Since 2011, QB Matthew Stafford ranks 2nd in NFL with 11,267 pass yards. Had career-high 520 pass yards at GB (1/1/12)…RB Reggie Bush ranks 2nd in NFL with 144.3 scrimmage yards per game (433 yards, 3 games). Rushed for 139 yards with TD last week & had 34 rec yards. RB Joique Bell is 2nd among NFC RBs with 207 rec. yards…WR Calvin Johnson has 26 catches for 505 yards (168.3 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 meetings (all 100-yard games), incl. career-high 244 yards (1/1/12). Since 2011, leads NFL with 3,957 rec. yards & 109.9 rec. yards per game. Since 2008, leads NFL with 7,392 rec. yards & 54 rec. TDs. TE Tony Scheffler aims for 3rd in row at GB with TD…DT Nick Fairley had 4-yard FR-TD last week. Has 3 sacks & 2 FFs in past 2 vs. GB & aims for 3rd in row with sack & FF. Has 5.5 sacks, 2 FFs & 2 FRs in past 5 vs. division. DE Ziggy Ansah leads NFC rookies with 2.5 sacks. S Louis Delmas had career-high 2 INTs last week. Delmas, LB DeAndre Levy & S Glover Quin tie for NFC lead with 2 INTs. DT Ndamukong Suh had 2 sacks & FF last week.

PACKERS: In 8 career starts vs. Det. (min. 15 att.), QB Aaron Rodgersis 8-0, completing 169 of 246 (68.7 pct.) for 2,239 yards with 18 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 114.9 rating. Has 100+ rating in 7 of those 8. Since becoming starter in 2008, has 105.6 rating, highest in NFL. Has 105.1 rating in 2013 & 100+ rating in each of past 4 seasons…Rookie RB Johnathan Franklin rushed for 103 yards & TD in Week 3, 1st 100-yard game…In past 2 at home, WR James Jones has 18 catches for 278 yards (139 per game) & TD. Since 2012, Jones ties for 2nd in NFL with 15 rec. TDs. In his last home game vs. Det., WR Jordy Nelson had 9 catches for 162 yards & 3 TDs. Since 2011, ties for 1st among NFL WRs with 25 rec. TDs. WR Randall Cobb aims for 3rd division game in row with 100+ yards…LB Clay Matthews has 5 sacks in 5 meetings. Aims for 6th in row vs. Det. with sack or INT. CB Sam Shields aims for 3rd in row vs. Det. with INT. S M.D. Jennings had only career INT-TD vs. Det. (72 yards, 11/18/12). Had sack & 24-yard FR-TD in Week 3. DE Mike Daniels had 43-yard FR-TD in last meeting.

LIONSPACKERS
SERIES LEADER 93-65-7
STREAKS Past 4, 14 of past 15
COACHES VS. OPP.Schwartz: 1-7McCarthy: 13-1
LAST WEEKW 40-32 vs. BearsBye (Wk. 3: L 34-30 at Bengals)
LAST GAME 27-20 (12/9/12 at GB)
PASSINGStafford: 100-156-1,262 (3C)-7-3-96.2Rodgers: 81-122-1,057-8 (T2C)-3-105.1 (1C)
RUSHINGBush: 48-254-5.3-1Starks: 34-187-5.5-1
RECEIVINGC. Johnson: 21-312-14.9-4 (T2C)Cobb: 21-290-13.8-2
OFFENSE404.8454.7 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE+4-2
DEFENSE378.8404.3
SACKSAnsah (R): 2.5Matthews: 2
INTsLevy, Quin: 2 (T1C)Neal, Shields: 1
PUNTINGMartin (R): 48.8 (2C)Masthay: 44.0
KICKINGAkers: 38 (1C) (14/14 PAT; 8/10 FG)Crosby: 24 (12/12 PAT; 4/4 FG)


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