The Detroit Lions will be looking to get back on track as they meet another divisional foe this Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Green Bay Packers are coming off a Week 1 win over the Minnesota Vikings, during which quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in peak form. Needless to say, the Lions will have their work cut out for them as they look to break a losing skid that's reached 10 games.
How about a look behind enemy lines?
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was frank about his team's wins over Detroit last saying, in fact going so far as to say they were a “miracle”.
“It was pretty much a miracle that we were able to win both those games,” he said.
Of course, there more controversial of the pair of wins came during a Monday night game last October, during which Green Bay was the beneficiary of two horrendous calls courtesy of official Clete Blakeman. Coincidently, Blakeman will once again be calling Sunday's game.
Lafleur also had nothing but good things to say about Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, whom he regards to be one of the best at his position in the NFL.
Newly signed Lions RB Adrian Peterson had an impressive debut, running for 93 yards on 14 carries. Rodgers respects his game, and knows that the rest of his teammates do as well.
“In my generation playing in this league the last 15 years, to me he’s the most talented back we’ve seen,” Rodgers said. “There have been a lot of great ones, but we played him twice a year seeing him in his prime. Not many people that can combine speed, power, moves all in one, and you hated seeing him get out in the open field because he rarely got caught and he just had all the tools as a back.
“And he’s still got most of the tools. I mean he’s still so talented, tough, strong, athletic. I just have a respect for how he’s played his career and what he’s accomplished.”
The Lions and Packers will get underway from Lambeau Field at 1:00 PM EST.
– – Quotes via Steve Megargee of WXYZ Link – –