The Lions will host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon in Detroit. Randall Cobb missed last week's game against Buffalo with a hamstring injury and didn't practice on Wednesday, while Geronimo Allison remains in the concussion protocol.
Davante Adams injured a calf on Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday. Both of these teams have been moving the ball at a similar pace, with Detroit having outgained Green Bay by -37 yards. When his 56-yard attempt with 2:13 remaining missed wide right, the game was essentially over and Crosby had wrapped up one of the most dubious kicking days in recent National Football League memory.
The Packers' top receiver looked no worse for wear against the Lions, playing almost every offensive snap and catching nine passes for 140 yards.
Aaron Rodgers (left) talked about frustration with the offense last week against the Bills, but stressed that there is no rift with the coaches. "But I want to be able to play and help the team". "It's magnificent to see a guy like that who's one of the best in the league to fight through that injury and not having to be able to practice all week and to go out and play like he did, that's wonderful to see".
The next men up are rookies: fifth-round draft pick Marquez Valdes-Scantling, fourth-round pick J'Mon Moore and sixth-round pick Equanimeous St. "When you step in, there's an expectation you're going to make the plays.' So, we've got to keep improving in practice".
Adams (28 receptions, 285 yards, three touchdowns), Allison (19 catches, 289 yards, two touchdowns) and Cobb (17 catches, 194 yards, one touchdown) represent 62.1 percent of the completions, 64.8 percent of the receiving yards and 85.7 percent of the passing touchdowns for Green Bay through the first four games.
"They stepped up and made plays, especially not having much game action", Adams said. "I think we've grown a lot", Valdes-Scantling said. If the game turns into a high-scoring affair, it seems likely that Valdes-Scantling will find the end zone. "That's big. E.Q.at the end had a big play to get us three more (points)". As they gear up for their third division game of the season, let's preview five Packers who will be in the spotlight on Sunday. The Packers finished with 521 total yards, the Lions just 264.
"I was hoping (Rodgers) didn't throw it", Okwara said.
The 32-year-old Carr has started 164 consecutive games, the longest streak among active defensive players, and defensive coordinator Don Martindale said it will be 165 on Sunday. "We have to figure out what it is".