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Friday open thread: Which Lions player could have a big game vs. Packers?

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Friday open thread: Which Lions player could have a big game vs. Packers?
November 07, 2018 10:17PM
Going into the 2018 season Womens Kenny Golladay Jersey , many of us—including myself—believed the NFC North was going to be the toughest division in the entire NFL. With Aaron Rodgers returning, the Vikings looking upgraded, the Bears adding some serious defensive weapons and the Lions adding a new coach and a potential newfound running game, each team could make an argument for serious improvement this year.But it hasn’t turned out that way at all. The Vikings defense isn’t what it used to be, the Lions have stumbled out of the gate, and the Packers offense doesn’t look quite as electric as expected with Rodgers back (albeit with another injury). Let’s just not talk about the Bears for now.My point is the Packers aren’t quite the feared team that some expected, and that means they’re vulnerable this weekend at Ford Field. So today’s Question of the Day is:Which Lions player is in for a big game against the Packers? My answer: I hate to sound like a broken record here, but I’m expecting another big game out of Kerryon Johnson. Granted, the Packers have a pair of monsters in the middle of the line in Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark, and the Lions will almost certainly be down T.J. Lang Youth Matthew Stafford Jersey , but even so, Green Bay has one of the worst statistical running games, while Kerryon has been amazingly efficient all year. The Packers are allowing 4.5 yards per carry despite facing teams that don’t have particularly good running games. In fact, of all four teams they’ve played none are averaging more than 4.2 YPC on the season. The Lions, on the other hand, are averaging 4.6 YPC.So the matchup feels right, and the Packers secondary is strong enough to compel Detroit to try and establish the running. The conditions are perfect for another big game for Kerryon... as long as he gets the carries.Your turn.Tweets from [twitter.com] Lions practice report: Quandre Diggs practices with cast, Ezekiel Ansah returns The Detroit Lions returned to practice on Wednesday, and they were actually a little more healthy than expected.Most notably, Quandre Diggs http://www.thelionsfootballauthentic.com/devon-kennard-jersey-authentic , who reportedly broke his hand during Week 4’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, was at practice and appeared to go through all of the individual drills. He did have a cast on his left hand, all but confirming Ian Rapoport’s report that he broke his hand. At this point, the Lions are at least testing out whether Diggs will be able to play with that cast on his hand. Elsewhere along the secondary, Tavon Wilson was present during individual drills. Wilson suffered a back injury against the Cowboys and only played four snaps. His attendance at practice is a good sign he may be ready in time for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers this Sunday.Additionally, Wednesday saw the return Ezekiel Ansah. The Lions’ Pro Bowl defensive end has missed three straight games because of a shoulder injury. Puzzlingly, Ansah had been practicing every day, looking like he was on his way to recovery, but he regressed and missed every practice last week. His return on Wednesday is certainly a step in the right direction, but he still has a long way to go to prove he’ll be ready on game day. That being said Youth LeGarrette Blount Jersey , there were some curious absences. Running back LeGarrette Blount was not present, nor was linebacker Eli Harold. Neither appeared to leave Sunday’s game with an injury. For Harold, though, there could be a different possibility. His wife was eight months pregnant when the Lions traded for him last month... so... math would mean his wife is now nine months pregnant... As expected, T.J. Lang was also not at practice. He suffered a concussion on Sunday, and even if he was on track to play this week—which seems highly unlikely—Wednesday would be a pretty early return to the practice field. Full injury reports will be released later on Wednesday.
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