Nov 4, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) during the second half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE.

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Lions need to figure out how to do what they do best early in the game
Tim Twentyman –

One of the biggest problems the Lions have faced this year is that teams have played them much differently than what they’ve shown on tape, taking extraordinary efforts to try and limit receiver Calvin Johnson and the Lions’ passing attack early in games.

NFL scout: Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh coddled, doesn’t ‘demand excellence’ of himself
Josh Slagter –

“Players like Suh do not demand excellence of themselves because they believe they can be excellent just by walking on the field. These players will underachieve by comparison to expectations.”

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has history of success vs. Lions
Chris McCosky – Detroit News

The stories about the chip Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers carries on his shoulder are legendary.

Projected to be a top five pick in 2005, he fell to 24, with ESPN cameras following his sinking spirits with every pick. He vowed vengeance on the teams who passed on him, and the record will show he has more than kept his word.

The Lions were one of those teams.

Lions vs Packers: Why Detroit Must Look Beyond Megatron for Upset Bid
Chris Madden – Bleacher Report

They’ve certainly been hurt by the absence of Jahvid Best. He was a legitimate second threat to pair with Megatron and the Lions have yet to find anyone to replace him.

If they hope to defeat the Packers they better find someone to fill that role. In fact the Packers are a team the Lions should aspire to be more like. As the host (Sean Baligian) of a favorite radio show of mine says, “The Packers are who the Lions want to be when they grow up.”

WYANDOTTE: Band to perform in Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day halftime show
Jim Kasuba – The News-Herald

What does the Roosevelt High School marching band have in common with Kid Rock?

At first glance, not a lot, at least in terms of musical styles, but they will share the stage for a Thanksgiving performance during the Detroit Lions’ United Way halftime show.

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