Lions, Packers set for key clash
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (AP):
The stakes will be high tomorrow night.
The Packers and Lions enter Week 6 as the only two teams in the NFC North with one loss. A win in the primetime showdown at Lambeau Field will no doubt send a message to the rest of the division and the conference on which team is a serious contender.
“We only got one Monday night game, so we got to take advantage of that and let everybody know the type of team we are and the type of players we are,” Lions safety Quandre Diggs said. “We just have to go out there and have some fun and enjoy the bright lights.”
Detroit (2-1-1) has won four in a row against Green Bay (4-1) for the first time since the 1982 and 1983 seasons. Will Detroit’s success last season, including a 31-0 drubbing at Lambeau, help the team slow down Aaron Rodgers tomorrow night?
“It probably makes me more nervous than anything to be honest with you, just knowing what a competitor he is,” coach Matt Patricia said.
The Lions have won three of four at Green Bay after ending a 24-game road losing streak in the series in 2015.
“The toughest part of playing at Lambeau is the Packers,” quarterback Matthew Stafford said. “It’s not the environment.”
Rodgers has thrown for 300-plus yards and achieved a passer rating of at least 100 in four consecutive Monday night starts. That’s the longest streak in the history of ‘Monday Night Football’. But the two-time MVP will have to take the field for the second straight week without his favorite target.
ADAMS RULED OUT
Receiver Davante Adams has been ruled out after suffering a turf toe injury during the Packers’ Week 4 loss to the Eagles.
“It is a major injury, so it’s something that we gotta pay attention to and make sure we monitor in the correct way to make sure that it’s not something that gets re-aggravated later on in the season or I come back a little too early and really mess the thing up,” Adams said. “So we are really just trying to pace it at this point. I can’t really tell you when I’m going to play. I don’t know. It doesn’t feel how I want it to feel at the moment.”
Adams was having his best game of the season before going down in the fourth quarter against Philadelphia. The two-time Pro Bowler had 180 yards on 10 catches but was not on the field when Green Bay suffered its only loss of the season.
Lions receiver Danny Amendola is expected to play after missing the team’s previous game, a four-point loss to Kansas City in Week 4.
“He brings that fire, energy, and juice,” receiver Marvin Jones said. “Happy to have him out there.”
Lions defensive tackle Mike Daniels will not face his former team for the first time. Daniels was inactive in Detroit’s last game against the Chiefs with a foot injury and will also be sidelined on Monday. The Packers released the former Pro Bowler in July, and Daniels signed a one-year deal with the Lions two days later. Daniels spent his first seven seasons in Green Bay.