Sidelionreport.com editor looks at Packers vs. Lions


Zac Snyder, the esteemed editor over at sidelionreport.com, took a few minutes to answer the questions we through his way about tonight’s Packers vs. Lions showdown at Lambeau Field.

We thank Zac for taking the time to answer our questions, but certainly can’t say good luck in tonight’s game.

Here’s what he had to say:

Q. Nick Fairly played well last time against Evan Dietrich-Smith and it seems like Mr. Suh has also been playing well. Now with UDFA Don Barclay set to start on the right side that the Lions defensive line is probably primed for a big game. What do the Packers do to slow them down?

A. Suh and Fairley have been playing well of late but it had shown up more early in the game than in crunch time. The Packers will just have to keep playing physical and not let a one on one loss get to them.

Q. The Lions offense is roasting defenses the past few weeks, but the team still finds ways to lose. What is it that the Lions have to clean up to put a notch in the win column?

A. It is the same issue that has plagued the Lions all year and that is there always seems to be an element if their game that is out of whack. It various from game to game and even quarter to quarter.

Q. Are the Lions capable of winning at Lambeau? It seems like it’s been decades since the Lions have won in Wisconsin.

A. Yes, it actually has been decades, not since 1991. Are they capable? Sure, but they have to prove it.

Q. Have the personnel issues being experienced by the Lions this season been enough of a distraction to contribute to their disappointing campaign?

A. yeah, maybe and it provides a convenient narrative. It’s really been a combination of things that just haven’t gone right.

Q.Is the Lions secondary talented enough to stop the Packers passing attack, even though the Packers are without Jordy Nelson?

A. No, but their pass rush should be. The plan has always been to get a good rush to make up for the deficiencies of the secondary but that is another aspect that hasn’t gone according to plan.

Q. Give us your take on Sunday night’s game … And give us a final score.

6. Packers 25, Lions 17

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