Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 4:45 PM EDT Oct 7, 2018 Detroit – What could go wrong, did go wrong for the Green Bay Packers. The Detroit Lions happily took advantage of a slew of Packers' mistakes, including three turnovers and four missed field goals, jumping out to a massive, 24-point halftime lead before cruising to a 31-23 victory Sunday at Ford Field. The Lions, who swept the Packers last season, have won three straight over their NFC North Division rivals for the first time since 1990-91. The Lions (2-3) got on the board early, thanks to a Packers’ (2-2-1) error on punt return. While blocking on a short kick by Sam Martin, the ball ricocheted off Packers cornerback Kevin King and was recovered at the 1-yard line by Lions cornerback Jamal Agnew. It took the Lions just one try to get into the end zone, loading up at the offensive line and handing it off to running back LeGarrette Blount, who plowed through the chaos in … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions cruise past mistake-prone Green Bay Packers
By Nolan Bianchi The Detroit News Published 12:20 PM EDT Oct 7, 2018 The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers square off in a big NFC North Division game on Sunday at 1 p.m. Follow the action here with live updates throughout the game by Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News. LIONS VS. PACKERS Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday, Ford Field, Detroit TV/radio: Fox/760 AM Records: Lions 1-3, Packers 2-1-1 Line: Even MORE COVERAGE Lions, Packers both missing key pieces in secondary Five things to watch: Lions vs. Packers Lions mailbag: Red zone just part of reason for scoring woes View from the other side: Packers at Lions Detroit News predictions: Lions vs. Packers Lions' Stafford not fazed by Suh, Esiason slights … [Read more...] about Live updates: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 11:43 AM EDT Oct 7, 2018 Detroit -- Both the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are down a key piece in the secondary for Sunday's 1 p.m. matchup. The Lions are without Tavon Wilson, who left last week's game with the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter with a back injury, while the Packers will be battling without cornerback Jaire Alexander, the team's first-round draft pick. He's dealing with a groin injury. In addition to Wilson, defensive end Eli Harold, wide receiver Brandon Powell, offensive lineman Andrew Donnal, defensive end Ziggy Ansah, guard T.J. Lang and Michael Roberts are inactive for Sunday's game. Ansah, Lang and Roberts had been previously ruled out. The other three are healthy scratches, although Harold missed last week's practices when he and his wife welcomed a baby girl into the world. Defensive back Quandre Diggs, who suffered a fractured bone in his hand against the Cowboys, is active for … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers both missing key pieces in secondary
By Matt Schoch Special to The Detroit News Published 11:17 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 When Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a knee injury in the first half of Week 1 against Chicago, it looked like the NFC North could again be up for grabs. Rodgers missed most of last season with an injury, opening the door for Minnesota to win the division that Green Bay had conquered for five of the previous six seasons. Rodgers returned against Chicago, however, leading the Packers to a comeback win, serving notice that he’s still the King of the North. The future Hall of Famer leads Green Bay on Sunday into Ford Field, where he is 6-2 all-time. Here are five things to watch in that one (1 p.m., FOX, WJR 760): 1. Rookies ready First-round pick Frank Ragnow has helped solidify the Lions offensive line for second-round pick Kerryon Johnson, who has proved more than capable as the Lions best running back. Now it could be time for third-round pick Tracy Walker to give the Lions a … [Read more...] about Five things to watch: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
By Abdul Basit Sayeed Published: October 6, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Australia's Josh Hazlewood (L) is congratulated by teammate Nathan Lyon after dismissing Pakistan's Wahab Riaz (R) during Day 2 of the first Test on December 16, 2016. PHOTO: AFP How do we even assess the embarrassing performance exhibited by Pakistan at the 2018 Asia Cup? If we briefly sum it up, we can definitely detect complacency, lack of mental durability and a mismanagement of human resources. Now, after its heart-wrenching exit from the event, Pakistan cricket’s next adventure is a two-match Test series against Australia, which starts tomorrow. The Inzamamul Haq-led selection committee has announced a 17-member squad to face the team that ranks third in Test rankings. However, it seems the selection committee hasn’t learned from past mistakes and has picked players that are either inexperienced or unsuitable for the longest format of the game. The following is an assessment … [Read more...] about Men in Green vs Mighty Australia: Has Pakistan selected the best team for the job?