Ndamukong Suh: Packers aren’t perfect, Lions are at their level
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says his teammates have no reason to be intimidated about their Thanksgiving showdown with the Packers.
“By all means, do I think our team is at their level, to be able to play against them,” Suh said in a conference call with the Green Bay media. “I don’t see them as a golden-perfect team. Everybody has flaws in this league, but everybody has great things they do. It’s just a matter of eliminating mistakes on our time and on our team and causing them to make as many mistakes as possible.”
Based on the two Packers-Lions games last year, Suh can make a good case about the Lions being on the Packers’ level: The teams played two essentially even games last year, with the Packers winning 28-26 in Green Bay and the Lions winning 7-3 in Detroit. But we have a lot more than those two games to use to evaluate these two teams, and it’s hard to see how any objective observer could say the undefeated Packers aren’t a better team than the Lions.
So Suh’s statement that the Lions are on the Packers’ level would seem to be going overboard. But he’ll have a chance to back up his statement on Thursday.