Week 13 Preview: Packers at Lions

We have notes and stats from both teams as we look ahead to Thursday night's game at Ford Field.


LAST GAME — 11/15/15: Lions 18 at Packers 16. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passed for 242 yards and two TDs and WR Calvin Johnson had six receptions for 81 yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 9/21/14: Lions 19, Packers 7. Detroit safety Don Carey had a 40-yard touchdown on Eddie Lacy’s first-quarter fumble and Lions RB Reggie Bush rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown.

REFEREE — Carl Cheffers

BROADCAST — NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tim Ryan. SIRIUS: 88 226

THURS. RECORD 18-26-2 40-40-2
STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 15-4 Jim Caldwell: 2-1
LAST WEEK L 17-13 vs. Bears W 45-14 vs. Eagles
PASSING Rodgers: 236-390-2684-24-4-97.4 Stafford: 266-410-2944-20-12-90.1
RUSHING Lacy: 122-513-4.2-2 Abdullah (R): 96-347-3.6-1
RECEIVING Cobb: 53-627-11.8-6 C. Johnson: 67-921-13.7-6
OFFENSE 344.0 344.9
DEFENSE 361.5 354.6
SACKS Peppers: 6 Ansah: 11.5
INTs 4 tied: 2 Quin: 2
PUNTING Masthay: 42.3 Martin: 46.1
KICKING Crosby: 82 (25/25 PAT; 19/21 FG) Prater: 64 (22/25 PAT; 14/14 FG)

PACKERS NOTES: QB Aaron Rodgers is 10-3 (.769) vs. Det as starter and has 24 TDs, 5 INTs and 106.8 rating. Has 15 TDs, 3 INTs and 104.1 rating in 8 Thurs. games…RB Eddie Lacy aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rush yards. Rushed for 100 yards in his last game vs. Det. RB James Starks has 342 scrimmage yards (85.5 per game) in past 4…WR Randall Cobb has 10 TDs in past 11 vs. division. WR James Jones is averaging 29.4 yards per catch in past 3 meetings. TEs Richard Rodgers and Justin Perillo each had TD in Week 10…LB Julius Peppers has 13 sacks and 7 FFs in 15 games vs. Det. In past 6 on Thurs., has 5.5 sacks and 49-yard INT-TD. Is only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (132) and 10+ INTs (11). LB Clay Matthews has 7 sacks in 10 meetings. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had 11 tackles and INT in Week 10. Leads team with 79 tackles. Rookie CB Damarious Randall (12) and CB Sam Shields (10) lead team in PD.

LIONS NOTES: Have won 3 in row…QB Matthew Stafford aims for 3rd consecutive win at home vs. GB. Has 1,498 yards (374.5 per game), 12 TDs, 2 INTs and 107.7 rating in past 4 on Thurs. Had 337 yards, 5 TDs and 137.8 rating last week…RB Joique Bell has 5 TDs in past 4 on Thurs. RB Theo Riddick had rec. TD last week and leads NFL RBs with 55 catches. Rookie RB-KR Ameer Abdullah had 104-yard KR in Week 10…WR Calvin Johnson has 14 TDs in 15 meetings. In past 7 vs. GB, has 48 catches for 808 yards (115.4 per game) and 5 TDs. Aims for 8th in row on Thurs. with TD catch and had 3 TDs last week. Since 2011, leads NFL with 7,135 rec. yards and 101.9 rec. yards per game. WR Golden Tate had TD last week…DE Ezekiel Ansah had 3.5 sacks, FF and FR last week. Has 9.5 sacks, 4 FFs and 2 FRs in past 8. Leads NFC with 11.5 sacks. LB Stephen Tulloch aims for 3rd in row at home vs. GB with sack. DE Jason Jones aims for 3rd in row vs. GB with sack. S Don Carey had 40-yard FR-TD in last home meeting.

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