Fri, November 13, 2015
What can we learn from a game against Detroit?
The Packers are hosting the Detroit Lions this week and I'm still trying to determine what I hope to learn about this Green Bay team in that contest. After two straight losses, there's no doubt we're all hoping to see the Pack get back in the win column, but it's hard to imagine simply getting a win against a 1-7 Lions team would constitute progress. And therein lies the problem. What can the Packers do to actually impress and prove to people they've overcome their recent issues? While a 30+ point performance from the offense would be nice, I tend to believe any chance at showing the masses they've cured what ails them will have to come a week later at Minnesota. The Vikings are somewhat surprisingly tied with Green Bay atop the NFC North and appear to be gaining confidence. If the Packers can win this week -- hopefully convincingly -- and then find a way to win at TCF Bank Stadium, it will assist a great deal of Packer fans in believing the team is back on track and capable of getting back to the Super Bowl.
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