Packers look to build on 21-year-old streak

CREATED Dec 6, 2012

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GREEN BAY - The Packers dominant home winning streak over the Lions stretches quite a bit of time.

"It's always really competitive games and for whatever reason we've come out on the right side the last 20 or so," said quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
21 years to be exact. A person born the last time Detroit left Lambeau Field victorious could be graduating from college in the spring.
The streak even precedes Donald Driver's pro career by seven seasons.
"I guess we just have their number," Driver said. "I think it's always been a fight, even when you think about the year they were 0-15. We played them the last game of the season and they fought us down to the wire."
Yeah, I don't know," said Rodgers. "It's just one of those things we've been able to squeak out some victories at least the four I've been a part of."
Jermichael Finley's theory is more transparent.
"Since I've been here, you know, I guess its putting better players on the field," he said. "I couldn't tell you nothing else. It's still the game of football, it's not rocket science." 
Regardless of records or streaks, the Pack expect the 4-8 Lions best effort on Sunday.
"We just can't let up, we have to continue to play the way we've played all season long," said Driver.
The Lions and Packers meet for the 166th time Sunday night. A game you can watch on NBC26.