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Defense dominates and Rodgers is efficient in shutout win over Lions


By Russ Owens

GREEN BAY (WAOW)-  Coming off the bye week, the Packers started clicking once again as the Green Bay defense completely shut down Detroit and Aaron Rodgers threw for over 350 yards and two touchdowns in the 26-0 win over Detroit.

Says James Jones, "Just to get our confidence back, it was a big game coming off Minnesota so it's good to get out there and get a win."

Says Aaron Rodgers, "I felt like we had a good rhythm, I felt personally like I was in a good rhythm. We were able to hit some short ones early on and then some big plays in the third quarter."

The biggest highlight of the day offensively of course was Donald Driver who passed Sterling Sharpe for most Green Bay receptions all-time and moved over the 600 mark.

Says Donald Driver, "You never expect it to happen, but couldn't happen at a better place than Lambeau in front of your home crowd, so it feels good, now I just gotta wait on Sterling to see if he'll call and congratulate me again.

Says Greg Jennings, "It's a huge feat that he has, huge accomplishment, can't happen to a better guy."

Says Jones, "Hard work man, Donald is a hard worker, hard work pays off and he deserves it."

The defense bothered the Lions all day holding the team to just 149 yards total, forcing three interceptions and of course putting a big zero on the board.

Says Clay Matthews, "It reinforces how we know we can play and what we can do week in and week out. We're looking forward to getting out here next week and we have a lot of confidence we can make plays."

Says Aaron Kampman, "We just created pressure on the quarterback, it's been something we've looked at, wanted to alleviate that issue and wanted to work on it, one Sunday doesn't mean it's fixed but I think we took a step in the right direction."

Says Cullen Jenkins, "It feels great because they definitely had some chances to get some points on us, we just came up with big plays in the redzone."

But with the good comes the bad, as the Packers left many points on the field, failing a few times in the red zone while committing 13 penalties.

Says Ryan Grant, "You know, we gotta finish drives, we love Mason, but as an offense we expect touchdowns because we know we can get them."

Says Jennings, "There's gonna be several things you can correct each game but it's how you go about correcting those things and putting those things behind you and not letting them creep up again. Like I said, I think we're moving in the right direction."

Now the Packers will travel on the road to take on the Browns before facing Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings right back at Lambeau.

Online Reporter- Russ Owens

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