Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers: Deja Vu All Over Again?

September 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The more I analyze the Detroit Lions' matchup against the Green Bay Packers this weekend, the more I'm certain I've seen it before.
It's all there. The Lions are missing their starting quarterback and possibly another star offensive weapon. The Packers are playing as if the only team that's going to beat them is themselves.
Remember when the Lions defensive line dominated, bringing Aaron Rodgers down five times, but he still carved up the secondary for 300+ yards and a couple of touchdowns?
Right, that was Week 6 of 2009. It sounds an awful lot like it could be Week 4 of 2010, too.
The difference is that this year, the role of Daunte Culpepper will be played by a 30-year-old white guy from Kansas, and the role of Calvin Johnson (who missed that game last year) could be played by Jahvid Best (currently missing practice with turf toe).
That game at Lambeau Field last year was one of the most difficult to watch  I've ever had the pain of sitting through. Both...

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