Nov 11, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

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Lions need to deliver an upset at home vs. Packers
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

The Lions have a chance to get back into the NFC playoff race if they can win at least two of their next three vs. Green Bay, Houston and Indianapolis.

Detroit Lions matchup: Banged-up Green Bay Packers come to town
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

Detroit Lions offense vs. Green Bay Packers defense

Green Bay is a statistically better unit than last season, allowing significantly fewer yards, particularly against the pass.

A trend they’ve maintained is racking up interceptions. They have 10 this season, led by rookie Casey Hayward’s four.

Video: CBS Sports Previews the Lions and Packers Showdown
Matt Loede – Lions Gab

Can Megatron and the Lions pull off a win against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers this Sunday? Pat Kirwan joins Pro Football 360 to discuss the matchup and pick his winner.

Johnson continues to carry a heavy load
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

It’s Calvin Johnson’s left knee that been hurting for weeks. It’s amazing that it’s not his shoulders with all the weight that is placed on them. The wide receiver carries a heavy load for the Detroit Lions offense.

“He’s an elite player. In my opinion the best receiver in football. Maybe the best one when it’s all said and done ever,’’ Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said.

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