Packers Tame Lions 34-12 behind Rodgers, Woodson, Driver
By Peter Dougherty, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Nov 26, 2009
Even with Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions aren’t going to push too many NFL teams to the limit this year.
So while their rookie quarterback and best receiver, respectively, showed grit by playing through substantial injuries on a short Thanksgiving week, the Lions still were overmatched against a Green Bay Packers defense that began life without cornerback Al Harris and outside linebacker Aaron Kampman.
The Packers’ 34-12 blowout of the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field hardly will be the final measure of how they weather those key personnel losses, considering Detroit ranks No. 24 in the NFL in points and yards. But heading into the season’s stretch run, the Packers had to beat their lowly NFC North Division rival, and they did in dominating fashion.
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