The Packer Fan Minute

A WIN IS A WIN! And We Are 3-1!


This game was anything but SPECIAL, but we will take this WIN!

Charles Woodson stated; "It was a tough game, It doesn't matter if it's a good-looking game, an ugly game, it don't matter. As long as you win, that's the main point."

The Pack survived Sunday’s 28-26 victory over the winless Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field, it was a game that really had everyone biting their nails and pulling their hair out. And it came against a Detroit team, who as of now, has not beat the Packers in 20 years in the great State of Wisconsin. Those pesky Lions made for a close and interesting game late. But thanks to the Packers offense, that managed to take the final 6 minutes, 32 seconds off the clock on the last drive, is what sealed the victory. Although, on Sunday afternoon, the Lions did beat the Packers in almost every aspect of the game. (yards gained 431 to 261, plays run 78 to 40, third downs 10 to 3, and time of possession 37:37 to 22:23. The only thing they did not win is the amount of points on the final scoreboard. Whew, it was a close one, but the Packers are 3-1 and tied for the lead in the division, as the Bears lost on Sunday night to the Giants. Bears still hold the tie breaker...bad memories duh!

Aaron Rodgers had another awesome first half, as he was perfect! He was 8-of-9 for 131 yards and three TDs with a 158.3 QB rating. His first TD was a 29 yard strike to Donald Driver who started things off in a good way at home with a Lambeau Leap! Driver's TD was his 21st at Lambeau Field, breaking a tie for second with Sterling Sharpe on the all-time list. Quickie is only second now to Antonio Freeman, who has 36 TD catches at Lambeau. Donald Driver also moved up on the most games played list at Lambeau, he now is 10th on the all-time in team history, with 165 to his credit, now that is something to smile about! And then it was Aaron's pinpoint bullet pass over the middle against tight coverage to Jermichael Finley, that went for a 13-yard TD score, that was a thing of total beauty and put us up 14-7. Rodgers then threw another TD to Greg Jennings for a 17-yard score and the Packers led 21-7 midway through the second quarter.

Packer Heros of the Day: Running back John Kuhn who toted the rock seven times for 34 yards and had a couple of crucial first downs late in the game! Charles Woodson who made a diving interception and raced 48 yards for a touchdown. It was Charles's record eighth interception return for a score with the Packers, and one that breaks a previous record held by Herb Adderley. Rookie DE Mike Neal made his NFL debut and forced a fumble and Ryan Pickett recovered it. DE Cullen Jenkins for his sack in the game, and after for his celebration and doing the "Running Man" dance, that was so sweet! To NT B.J. Raji who also posted a nice up the middle sack for the Pack.

DUH! Jordy Nelson fumbled twice on kickoffs and both were recovered by the Lions. The first thankfully did not hurt the Pack, after Detroit’s Jason Hanson came up short on a 55-yard field goal try on the last snap of the half. His second one, came with the Packers leading only 28-23 in the fourth quarter, and it gave the Lions a first down at the Green Bay 18-yard line. The Packers defense stepped up and held them to yet another field goal.

Oh-No! Rookie safety Morgan Burnett left the game with a sprained knee.

Next week: Let's not make McNabb look like that 4th and forever QB. We need to get a running game going, handle our penalties and start to become better on Special Teams, quick like!

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