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Packers vs. Lions: Today’s injury report


Today’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions list CB Casey Hayward, RB James Starks and G/C Greg Van Roten out of action.

It would have been great to have both Hayward and Starks suited up for this game but the Packers are being extra careful with the young cornerback and Starks has always had an injury history, so his slow recovery is par for the course.

The Lions have not won in Green Bay since 1991 and the signs tend to point to a Packers win. However, the Lions have been playing well this season and winning streaks do not last forever. I do, however, believe that the Lions are susceptible to mental mistakes and intimidation so the streak may be weighing heavily on them. The Packers should win and raise them to the .500 mark.

For the Lions, they will be missing only WR Nate Burleson.  The game should be interesting with a revived Reggie Bush at RB and the usually efficient Calvin Johnson causing problems for a suspect Packers secondary.  The Packers defense will need to pick their poison in this game.  I would rather force the Lions to have Reggie Bush beat them than to allow Calvin Johnson to go wild in the secondary. Look for defensive coordinator Dom Capers to throw some different looks at Lions QB Matthew Stafford to think and hesitate long enough for the Packers pass rush to have a chance at him.

Green Bay 30-23.

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