The Detroit Lions (4-4) and the Green Bay Packers (4-4) are two divisional foes passing in the night, as Detroit’s prime-time 30-17 victory at Lambeau Field in Week 9 made abundantly clear. Here’s what we learned:
1. Matthew Stafford is feeling it. The Lions quarterback was zoned in the second consecutive week against Green Bay, throwing with superior anticipation and touch for 361 yards at 11.4 yards per attempt. Unlike in the Lions’ loss to Pittsburgh, Stafford hit pay dirt at Lambeau, tossing two dimes to Marvin Jones (7 rec, 107 yards). His psychic timing with Jones and Golden Tate (7 receptions, 113 yards) was Aaron Rodgers-esque in the injured QB’s own building. Behind Stafford’s deft play, Detroit did not attempt a punt on the evening.
The Lions held the ball for over 36 minutes Monday night, frustrating and tiring the Packers’ defense, which surrendered over 400 total yards for the third time in four games. “We just s—-ed the bed. Point blank. Period,” Green Bay corner Damarious Randall told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It was just a lack of coverage, a
Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000873573/article/matthew-stafford-lions-surge-past-punchless-packers
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