Who will play? That is the question that underlies attack plans and expectations for this games. This injury list for this week was astronomically long, and even with Sammie Hill back, if White and Hunter are injured that is still half the starting Defensive Line with Ryan Grantlooking to get his game back on track…
While I’ve been expecting the defense, once banged up a little, to have problems because it is woefully shallow on talent much less depth — the offense it going to win or lose this game for the Lions. With CJ and Stafford likely out, that means Williams, Bryant, Northcutt and Standeford need to step up along with Daunte. Culpepper made some horrendous decisions in key situations last week. He needs to minimize that this week, or the game could go from close to a blowout. The offensive line should be getting Gosder back this week, and they need to step up and create some holes for a healthy Kevin Smith, which will significantly help out Culpepper and the Passing game. Green Bay is beatable — but can the Lions seize the day and steal a win before the bye week??
I’m looking forward to finding out!!
Final Note: It finally looks like a bye week is coming for the Lions at the right time. They have a lot of players dinged up, and the extra week should allow the team to get healthy before facing a softer part of the schedule.
Tags: Bryant Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Daunte Culpepper, Dennis Northcutt, Derrick Williams, Detroit Lions 2009, Goszder Cherilus, Green Bay Packers, John Standeford, Kevin Smith, Matthew Stafford, NFL 2009,Sammie Hill