GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Five things to watch for in the Week 17 Sunday afternoon matchup when the Green Bay Packers (11-4) face the Detroit Lions (11-4) at Lambeau Field:
1. So much on the line
The outcome of this game has significant ramifications for both teams.
Here's a look at the playoff scenarios for the Packers:
* Win + Seahawks win = Green Bay No. 2 seed, first-round bye
Week 17 Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
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Green Bay Packers
Detroit has needed a lot of fourth quarter heroics to even be in this position. They face the mother of all tests facing the Packers at Lambeau. These are not the Lions under Jim Schwartz so this not resemble anything close...
Looks like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) will definitely be on the field and ready for their all-importand regular-season finale against Detroit (11-4).
History is on their side against Detroit at Lambeau Field as the Lions have not won there since 1991. The Packers are also undefeated at home this season.
At stake is the NFC North title, and also at least the...
DETROIT LIONS at GREEN BAY PACKERS
Sunday, 4:25 PM on FOX, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
OUT: DT Nick Fairley (knee). PROBABLE: RB Joique Bell (Achilles), WR Calvin Johnson (ankle), CB Mohammed Seisay (hamstring).
OUT: CB Davon House (shoulder). PROBABLE: G T.J. Lang (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (biceps), LB Mike Neal (abdomen), QB Aaron Rodgers (calf...
The Green Bay Packers will try to gain some momentum heading into the playoffs this Sunday at Lambeau Field against their divisional foe, the Detroit Lions. The Packers can clinch the NFC North and a first round bye in the playoffs with a win.The last time these two teams met, the Packers fell to the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit by the final score of 17-9. The Packers struggled...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mike Daniels was beginning to engage with an offensive lineman on a third-and-2 play against New England when he suddenly heard a loud thump through the left ear hole of his helmet. That noise was a result of Sam Barrington charging up the middle and making contact with Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, stopping him for no gain and forcing a punt.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthty said Friday that he isn’t concerned about Aaron Rodgers calf injury.
“He’s done everything that’s been asked of him today,” McCarthy said. “I don’t have any concerns today, just based off of my conversation with Aaron and how he’s feeling. Really, tomorrow will be the big indicator. We’ll watch him move around and do different...
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Rodgers who is recovering from the flu and a calf injury he suffered last Sunday against the Buccaneers.
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"Other than that, I'm great, yeah....
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Ted Thompson has made a lot of great draft picks. But when it comes to the offensive line, Corey Linsley may be the best pick he’s ever made.
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