Lions vs. Packers: Keys to NFC North Battle at Lambeau Field

October 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The sizzling Detroit Lions are coming off a big win at home against the Chicago Bears, but now they must face the always-dangerous Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
The Packers are 1-2 this season, but both of their losses were by six points or fewer. That includes a 34-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3. After their bye in Week 4, you can bet they are ready to defend home field against the Lions.
Green Bay has won 21 of 24 matchups between the two teams since 2001. The Lions last defeated the Packers in December 2010.
Let's take a look at the keys to the NFC North clash on Sunday.
Pressure the Quarterback
This is nothing new in the game of football, but when you have top-notch passers like Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford, you better pressure them or they are going to burn you.
In the 34-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3, Rodgers was sacked four times and was hit eight times. He ended up going 26-...

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