Packers ready for Suh, Lions front 4
GREEN BAY - Stomping on Evan Dietrich-Smith in last season's Thanksgiving day game against the Packers did nothing to help the perception Ndamukong Suh pushes the boundaries of what is allowed. The third year defensive tackle was recently voted the league's dirtiest player in a poll of current NFL athletes by Sporting News.
Injuries to the offensive line has put Dietrich-Smith into the Packers lineup once again, where he will be across from Suh Sunday.
"I'm not thinking about [the incident]," he said. "It's not on my mind. I'm thinking about playing football and winning football games."
The best way to win is to beat Suh at the point of attack.
"We gotta win our one-on-one battles, doing our job up front. Go in there, get a win and move on."
"We control our own destiny at the end of the season," he continued. "We have to make sure we do everything right to get into a good spot."
Limiting number 90 and the rest of the Lions front will be a job for the entire offensive line.
"It's a fun match-up, we always go out there and play hard against each other," said guard Josh Sitton. "It's one of those grind out days where it's a battle all day."
"We know what kind of group we're facing this week, it's a tough group so we have to make sure we match their energy and effort. Just make sure to stay engaged as long as we can and finish plays," said offensive tackle T.J. Lang.
Sitton said every game against Detroit is one that leaves both sides sore.
"You don't ever take days off in this league, but with this battle it's 100 percent battle every play."