Aaron Rodgers can become the quickest in Packers history to reach 50 victories while quarterbacking the team.
If the Packers beat Detroit on Sunday night, that would give Rodgers 50 victories as the starting quarterback in 75 games, according to our PackersNews.com statistics guru Eric Goska: http://pck.rs/Ut5kri
It took Brett Favre 77 games to reach the 50-win plateau as the starting QB, and Bart Starr 82 games.
*Weston Hodkiewicz sits down with Packers rookie offensive lineman Don Barclay in our weekly Q&A: http://pck.rs/VSisr5
Besides getting ready to possibly start on Sunday against the Lions at right tackle, Barclay is also preparing to get married next March.
*T.J. Lang made a surprising return to practice on Friday, and coach Mike McCarthy said he would be given every opportunity to play on Sunday, according to Rob Demovsky: http://pck.rs/Ut5IpH
*In his column this week (http://pck.rs/Ut5MWH) Pete Dougherty writes about player safety in the NFL and how the same violence that made the game so popular could also lead to its undoing.
*In our Packers notebook, the long-term prognosis on Mike Neal is better than Mike McCarthy thought, although Neal isn't likely to play in Sunday's game with an injured shoulder: http://pck.rs/Ut5SgW
*In Rob Demovsky Packers Insider, the Packers get a Thumbs Up for their 21-year home winning streak against the Lions: http://pck.rs/SMY8b4
*In case you missed it, here's this week's episode of the Insiders, which features the return of the "swearing lady:" http://pck.rs/SUhrhc
*Check out our PackersNews.com pre-game show from last Sunday, taped in the shadow of Lambeau Field from little-known Skyline Park: http://pck.rs/TMNils
*Tune in to PackersNews.com at 5:30 p.m. Sunday prior to the Packers-Lions game for another half-hour pre-game show featuring Weston Hodkiewicz, Rob Demovsky and yours truly.
*Keep up with our Packers blogs throughout the weekend, and monitor our live chat during the game and offer your input and comments. Then participate in our post-game chat with Hodkiewicz. PackersNews.com is the place to be this weekend for all of your Packers news, commentary, predictions, blog updates, video, and more.