Scanning the Savanna

Sometimes it’s pretty clear what the coach’s message is to the players. That’s the case this week with the Green Bay Packers.

To a man, the Packers are preaching the company line about the Detroit Lions. Despite their 2-10 record, they are not to be taken lightly.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson(notes) is having a stellar year (12 touchdowns, 872 yards) for a lousy team. The Lions are at 2-10 and Johnson is sick of losing.

The jury’s out on the $15,000 fine that the NFL handed the Lions’ Ndamukong Suh for a hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday.

But Suh’s legend grows.

Therefore, Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett rates Ndamukong Suh’s greatest hits

One run can change the perception of an entire game.

Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahvid Best had a 45-yard run against the Bears last week that helped change the view of Detroit’s rushing attack for the entire game.

Also be sure to check out Jim Schwartz wired for sound during the Bears game. You can find a video on NFL.com.

Topics: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Jahvid Best, Maurice Morris, Ndamukong Suh

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