Hurray, hurray, for the throwbacks are now a thing of the past (I thought they were nice though). After a good week with a solid win over the San Fransisco 49ers, the Green Bay Packers can now move on to what may be the very last "easy" game of their entire season. By no means can Green Bay take Detroit softly; they are 4 Brett Favre Purple jersey
starving for a win, and a victory of the Green Bay Packers would suit nicely for them. After coming oh so close in so many games this year, including Week 4 in Lambeau Field where the Detroit Lions nearly snatched a come-from-behind victory, the Lions look like a rather talented team that simply cannot win out its games. James Starks A future star in the making? It might be just a wee bit early to say so, but evaluation of his first NFL game, points all signs towards "yes." This guy was projected to at least land in the second-round of the NFL draft, but fell due to injury and a long, long layoff from any football action. This man was a sixth-round steal. James Starks did something on Sunday that Green Bay has not seen in a long time: He broke off tackles. The 6'2" running back had consistent play throughout the game and even broke off a Patrick Willis tackle in his debut. In case you don't know who Patrick Willis is, that's a really big deal. James Starks looks to get more carries against Detroit's 25th ranked run defense, and may be a future star in Green Bay's massive arsenal of weapons. Aaron Rodgers While it could be questionable whether Aaron Rodgers will put up his fifth 300-yard performance against the Lions this Sunday, especially with the Detroit Lions adding Alphonso Smith to the secondary, he has been putting up some jaw-dropping numbers lately. Aaron Rodgers is now one of four quarterbacks in the league with a passer rating of 100 or more, and officially has the best NFL quarterback rating in history. Aaron also seems to be using his legs a lot more lately and it has been bringing some huge results—18 first downs and over four touchdowns on the season. Detroit's defensive line may be stout, but even one slip is all Rodgers will need to surpass 300 rushing yards for the season. Injuries It could be a bad idea, especially against a victory-starved team such as the Lions. But it may also be Green Bay's last chance to Steelers 43 Polamalu jersey
rest some starters. From here on, Green Bay will face New England, New York, Chicago and whatever other tough teams they will face in the playoffs. Cullen Jenkins has already been declared out, but I think Green Bay should sit other starters as soon as they get the chance to. They're going to need everyone for these last few games if they're serious about making a Super Bowl run, especially after watching the Jets-Pats Monday night football game.