Thursday, November 26, 2009

Packers - Lions 1st play disaster

Just what you didn't want to see to start the game: the Packers fumbled the opening kickoff return to set up the Lions at the Packers' own 20-yard line. Jordy Nelson fumbled the ball without even taking a good hit; he just didn't have the ball secured well at all.

The Lions moved the ball down to the 6, where LB Clay Matthews got called for roughing the passer with a blow to the head, thus giving the Lions the ball at the 3-yard line.

Shortly thereafter, and not surprisingly, the Lions scored on a pass to Calvin Johnson to go up 7-0.

This is exactly the way the Packers can lose games they are supposed to win.

What do you think? Will Nelson be back to take kicks again today?