CB Charles Woodson’s charitable nature didn’t extend to the field as his two interceptions, sack, forced fumble, and fumble recovery helped the Packers rout the Lions 34-12 on Thanksgiving.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers showed how much he can do when he’s given the time by his offensive line.
Said Packers RB Ryan Grant of the team’s approach in the second half, “We kind of cleaned things up in the second half. And that was what we said at halftime, we want to
score touchdowns. Field goals aren’t going to cut it, and we wanted
to put them away.”
Packers CB Tramon Williams had an interception in his first game replacing Al Harris in the starting lineup.
K Mason Crosby missed a field goal in the first half, and Packer coach Mike McCarthy admitted he passed on a later opportunity because he thought Crosby was “shaky.”
Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s four interceptions are a sign that he is still a work in progress.
Said Lions RB Kevin Smith, who ran for 43 yards, “I had a bad game. This is the type of game that you hit your head on a wall about.”
Lions CB Will James was responsible for allowing three of the six Packers passing plays of 19 yards or longer.
TE Brandon Pettigrew left early with a knee injury, and Lions coach Jim Schwartz didn’t want to discuss his condition following the game.
Lions S Louis Delmas became the team’s first rookie to record a safety since 1987.