Going into week five of the 2013 NFL season, the Detroit Lions are in for quite the ride. After defeating their division rival Chicago Bears, they get set to take on yet another one in the Green Bay Packers. At 3-1, the Lions are atop the NFC North but Green Bay is sitting at 1-2, itching to get themselves back in first place.
The Lions have a few players on this week’s injury report, including some notable names.
First and foremost, wide receiver Calvin Johnson is questionable with a knee injury. Johnson participated in practice on a limited basis Friday according to Justin Rogers of MLive, but all indications are that he should be good to go against the cheese on Sunday.
Cornerback Chris Houston and safety Glover Quin, both starters, are questionable as well. Houston is also dealing with a knee injury and practiced on a limited basis Friday. Quin, on the other hand, missed only Wednesday this week at practice with an ankle injury but practiced on Thursday and Friday in a limited manner.
Louis Delmas (knee), Patrick Edwards (ankle) and Jason Fox (groin) are all probable. Wideout Nate Burleson, obviously, is out with a broken left arm.
For Green Bay, linebacker Clay Matthews is probable with a hamstring injury but should have no problem going in this one. Also probable are safety Morgan Burnett (hamstring), cornerback Jarrett Bush (hamstring), tight end Jermichael Finley (concussion), fullback John Kuhn (concussion) and running back Eddie Lacy (concussion).
The only guys officially ruled out are running back James Starks (knee) and cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring).
In a battle of the black and blue division, the Lions and Packers both look healthy for the most part. It should be a shootout, that’s for sure. Look for Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford to both easily eclipse the 300-yard mark when this one is all said and done.