The start of the season couldn’t have gone much worse for the Lions who are not only coming off of a brutal loss, but have been dealing with several key injuries to their starters on both sides of the ball. Still, the Lions have been in this boat before and have given good teams a run for their money, just like last year’s season finale against the Green Bay Packers when they almost pulled off an incredible upset with their backup quarterback.
It’s too early to call anything a must win, but starting the year 0-2 in your division would create a sizable hole for the Lions to climb out of in a year where their head coach and general manager are likely on the hot seat. With a depleted roster, some players who normally don’t start are going to need to step it up, and the established stars are going to have to carry the load and make some plays if the Lions are going to come out ahead in this one.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Lions player will have the best performance against the Packers?
My answer: Adrian Peterson will get a reasonable workload for the second straight week and capitalize every time he touches the ball against a very weak Packers run defense. Despite the three-headed monster attack that the Lions seem to be implementing, Peterson looked like the best runner the Lions had by far and exhibited wonderful vision between the tackles.
If the Lions can somehow manage to carry a lead against the Packers into the second half, Peterson should get plenty of touches and “Dagger Time” could get put to the test once again.