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A scout’s take: Detroit Lions’ defense came up big against Packers
Russ Bolinger – Detroit Free Press
Russ Bolinger, a former NFL offensive lineman and scout, offers his analysis of the Lions every Monday in the Free Press. Here’s his take on Sunday’s 22-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers:
5 Things to Know From Packers’ 22-9 Win Over Lions
Genaro C. Armas – Associated Press
The Pack’s back in the NFC North.
Not that they were really out of it a month into the season. But a loss Sunday to the Detroit Lions, who already had two division victories, would have left Green Bay with more work to do in a quest for third-straight division title.
So the 22-9 win had the Packers smiling again after having to stew about a 1-2 start with an early bye week.
Green Bay Packers handle Megatron-less Detroit Lions
Kevin Patra – NFL.com
The Packers’ dominance over Detroit in the state of Wisconsin continued as they extended the streak to 22 games.
Here is what else we learned:
1. Without Megatron in the game, Matthew Stafford looked like a 3-year-old child does when you take away his blankie. Stafford didn’t have much help, but he didn’t make the receivers he did have any better.
Detroit Lions’ understudies can’t replace Calvin Johnson in loss at Green Bay
Jeff Seidel – Detroit Free Press
What are the Lions without Calvin Johnson?
That’s like taking Mick Jagger out of the Rolling Stones and watching the rest of the band perform acoustically.
That’s like taking Mr. White out of “Breaking Bad.”
That’s like taking Big Bird off “Sesame Street.”
Don’t even bother watching.
Locker Room Buzz: Detroit Lions
Michael Rothstein – ESPN.com
Observed in the locker room after the Detroit Lions’ 22-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Houston not 100 percent: It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, but cornerback Chris Houston said he was not fully healthy playing against Green Bay on Sunday.
“I’m not all the way 100 percent,” Houston said. “But I’m out there, so it ain’t no excuse.”
Houston said he could feel the injured hamstring on deeper routes Sunday, but “I played through it and I made it through.”