Tactical Advantage: How the Detroit Lions Defense Can Slow Down Aaron Rodgers

October 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions, fresh off a big divisional win, will get a chance to repeat the feat against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers this Sunday.
If they walk out of Lambeau Field victorious, the Lions will climb to 4-1, have beaten all three of their NFC North rivals and drop the Packers to 1-3 in the process. If the Chicago Bears don't upset the red-hot New Orleans Saints, the Lions will be all alone in first place, with all of the crucial head-to-head and division-record tiebreakers in hand.
In other words, they'll be in the driver's seat.
There's just one small problem: The Lions haven't won in Wisconsin since December 15, 1991.
For a little perspective, Brett Favre was a rookie on the Atlanta Falcons at the time. Jason Hanson was kicking at Washington State University. The mighty Lions went 12-4 that season and made the NFC Championship Game. The meek Packers went 4-12.
I was ten years old.
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