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Week 5 Initial Reactions: Packers 22 Lions 9

  • Ugly game by both teams and the officials.
  • Some really questionable play-calling from McCarthy/Rodgers. A couple of 3rd and shorts which the Packers elected to pass instead of riding Lacy.
  • Lacy ran hard, but at this point is really just a hammer. If he can become a bit more patient in time and stay healthy, he’ll be really good for a while.
  • Jordy Nelson is a stud.
  • Won’t show in the box score, but the Packers offensive line may have played its best game of the season Sunday.
  • I’d like to see the Packers using some of the no huddle looks we saw in the first few weeks of the season. The offense has just had no rhythm the past two weeks.
  • I have a ton of respect for Calvin Johnson and his impact on an offense and I still think Detroit is a wild card contender. But Matthew Stafford owes about half of his $100 million extension to Don Mega.
  • The much maligned Mike Neal showed really well. Nice chess piece for Dom Capers.
  • Welcome back Morgan Burnett!
  • Nick Perry made his second play all year. Expect to see a post this week about Perry’s snaps.
  • On to Baltimore as the Super Bowl champion Ravens will host the Packers next Sunday.
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