Anderson returned a Harrington pass 78 yards for a touchdown in the Packers' third game of the regular season, also a victory. Only Lions' receiver Az-Zahir Hakim has had more touchdowns thrown to him (3) than Anderson, through nine games.
"It appears he has a knack," said Packers' defensive coordinator Ed Donatell. "The most important thing is that this kid really prepares himself each week. This guy studies hard, works hard on the practice field, and he'll continue to do that."
Anderson's touchdown on Sunday, he said, was a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
"We were in a man-to-man coverage," explained Anderson. "I had the fullback. He went out in the flat, tipped the ball, and it kind of tipped off my face mask, and then I tried to concentrate. I was just looking at the ball, trying to secure it first, and then I saw a lane and went right to the end zone."
The record for Packers' defensive touchdowns in a season is three, set by Herb Adderley in 1965, and Anderson's current teammate, Darren Sharper in 1997. Sharper, coincidentally, set his mark as a rookie. Anderson a shot to tie the record with seven games remaining in the regular season.
"I'm going to try to go for the hat trick," he said.
Lions' receivers struggled all day against Anderson and the Packers' defense, dropping several passes after an early 64-yard touchdown pass from Harrington to Hakim gave the Lions a 7-3 lead.
"I think it was intimidation," said Anderson, who also added four tackles in the game. "I really think that when you look at the film, the way we swarm around the ball, that tends to have receiver's, running back's heads on a swivel. That's another plus for us."