Never one for understatement, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh told the Green Bay Packers media that he and his teammates are not intimidated by the Packers and went so far as to say the Lions are at the same level as the Packers.
Bulletin board material?
Maybe not, but it’s a statement that is surely going to raise an eyebrow or two.
“By all means, do I think our team is at their level, to be able to play against them,” Suh said. “I don’t see them as a golden-perfect team. Everybody has flaws in this league, but everybody has great things they do. It’s just a matter of eliminating mistakes on our time and on our team and causing them to make as many mistakes as possible.”
Suh could certainly be right about the mistake factor in Thursday’s game as everyone knows the team that makes the fewest mistakes is most likely to win.
Both teams also played one another evenly last year as the Packers won the opener at Lambeau 28-26. The Lions came back to win the second game 7-3 after Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of the game with a concussion.
So which team comes out on top this time around? It will depend on turnovers and which team controls the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.