By Kent Lee Platte
Even with the Green Bay Packers playing at a lower level than most are used to seeing Aaron Rodgers and co. play, most expected the Detroit Lions first divisional match up to be a loss in a shoot out to the oft NFCN champions. Instead, Motown legitimized their strong defensive play by shutting down the league’s leading receiver and one of its best quarterbacks, putting the Lions defense on the top of the league for the first time since Dick Lebeau played corner. Instead of a shoot-out, Teryl Austin put on a defensive clinic, leading to the Lions victory over one of their most celebrated opponents.
Week 4 pits the Lions against a team that has haplessly lost to two of the Lions divisional opponents, and there’s plenty of excitement given the Lions recent defensive success. There’s plenty below the surface to look for, and that’s what we will do here. (more…)