Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pack beats Lions 37 - 26

As expected, the Packers beat the Lions today. The Pack took the lead up by 22 points at one point in the fourth quarter before the Lions made it close again by scoring 14 points in about 3-1/2 minutes. The Pack closed their scoring out by driving down for a 26-yard field goal to make it an 11 point victory. The Lions got one more chance with the ball after that with about 1-1/2 minutes to go.

Items of note: Brett set a new Packers record for pass completions in a row with 20 -- he surpassed the previous record of 18 held jointly by Lynn Dickey and Don Majkowski; Brett has an NFL record 63 three TD pass games; he had his 7th 300+ yard passing game of the season; Ryan Grant surpassed 100 yards rushing on the day with some nice cut back runs, including a couple key runs in the last scoring drive.

All in all, quite a game. A little more nerve-racking at the end then it needed to be, but as Brett said in the post-game on air interview, "We made plays when we needed to." He pointed out that "We have things to clean up" and "At 10-1, we're not a bad team." Indeed, Brett, indeed.

It will be interesting to see as the Pack prepares for next week's showdown in Dallas how some of the injuries they incurred today will come into play. Donald Driver came up gimpy after getting leg whipped and his ankle rolled up on during a 4th quarter running play. Neither Charles Woodson nor KGB returned to the game after halftime. So hopefully all will be healed and ready to roll.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, folks. 10-1. Gobble gobble...and pass the cranberries, please.