To put “the streak” into perspective, consider this:
Tramon Williams was an eight-year-old in Louisiana; Kevin Greene was playing for the Los Angeles Rams; and Mike McCarthy was 28-year-old wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh when the 22-game win streak began.
Let’s look deeper at Packers/Lions streaks:
• Matthew Stafford is 0-5 against the Packers.
• Since last year, Aaron Rodgers has 16 touchdowns and 3 interceptions following regular season losses.
• Mike McCarthy is 6-1 as Packers head coach following bye-weeks. McCarthy’s Packers won at Detroit 24-20 following last year’s bye-week.
That victory marked the ninth straight win against over NFC North opponents, a franchise record that was extended to 10 the following week against Minnesota, and 11 later in the year against the Bears, before Minnesota broke the streak in the final regular season game of 2012.
• Green Bay is 17-3 against their division – including a 2010 NFC Championship victory over Brian Urlacher’s Chicago Bears and a 2012 NFC Wildcard Playoff Victory over Adrian Peterson’s Minnesota Vikings – since they celebrated their fourth Super Bowl Championship in 2010.
• Green Bay has won 10 consecutive home games against NFC North opponents. This includes Matt Flynn’s 6 touchdown, 480-yard performance against Detroit in Week 17 of 2011 and Aaron Rodgers’ 27-20 come-from-behind victory against the Lions last year at Lambeau Field.
Despite the media-generated hype that has surrounded Reggie Bush after his 139-yard performance against Chicago, Reggie Bush is not Adrian Peterson.
In his eight NFL seasons since winning the Heisman Trophy with the University of Southern California, Bush has played 94 regular season games. He has amassed 100 rushing yards only nine times and hasn’t put up back-to-back 100-yard games since 2011.
To put that into perspective, in 16 regular season games last year, fellow NFC North running back Adrian Peterson went over the century mark 10 times.