RECORDS: Green Bay 1-4; Detroit 3-1
WHEN: noon Sunday
OPENING LINE — Lions by 1.
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Packers 1-4. Lions 3-1.
SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 77-63-7.
LAST WEEK — Packers lost to Titans 48-27. Lions beat Falcons 17-10.
PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (23), PASS (2)
PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (30), PASS (22)
LIONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (29), PASS (29)
LIONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (9), PASS (29)
INJURY REPORT — OUT: DT Grady Jackson (knee); DT James Lee (knee). QUESTIONABLE: RB Najeh Davenport (hamstring); WR Robert Ferguson (knee/ankle); CB Joey Thomas (quadricep/knee). PROBABLE: LB Na'il Diggs (neck); RB Ahman Green (Achilles); CB Michael Hawthorne (head); DE Aaron Kampman (hip); LB Hannibal Navies (shoulder); WR Javon Walker (hand). Lions: OUT: LB Boss Bailey (knee). DOUBTFUL: CB Andre' Goodman (hamstring); RB Cory Schlesinger (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: CB Dre' Bly (knee); RB Kevin Jones (knee); WR Roy Williams (knee).
LAST MEETINGS — The Detroit Lions won the Thanksgiving battle at Ford Field 22-14 on Nov. 27, 2003. Brett Favre's troubles in the not-so-great indoors have been well documented, and it continued in this upset loss. Favre was intercepted three times and lost a fumble.
Despite Favre's four turnovers, the Packers were in it until the end. They actually led 14-13 going into the fourth quarter, but the Lions won it with three Jason Hansen field goals.
As bad as Favre played was as good as Lions cornerback Dre Bly played. He accounted for two of Favre's interceptions and thwarted a Packers drive in the fourth quarter by forcing a Javon Walker fumble. The Lions capitalized with the first of Hansen's fourth-quarter field goals.
Green Bay's juggernaut running game was stuck in neutral as Ahman Green was held to just 57 yards.
In the first matchup of the season, Green Bay rolled 31-6 at Lambeau Field on Sept. 14, 2003. Green got the Packers going in style, scoring on a 65-yard touchdown just 52 seconds into the game. Favre completed touchdown passes to Tony Fisher in the first quarter and Robert Ferguson in the third. The finishing touches came on a 56-yard interception return by Al Harris.