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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Starter Pack: Positive vibes at Lambeau

By Rob Demovsky

A roundup of what’s happening on the Green Bay Packers beat.

The combination of the Packers coming off their bye week and the Detroit Lions coming to town should create positive vibes around Lambeau Field.

What does one have to do with the other?

Well, the Packers have a 6-1 record in games following their bye week during Mike McCarthy’s tenure as head coach and the fact that the Lions have not won in the state of Wisconsin since 1991.

While the former might not be much of a topic of conversation this week, the latter always is when the Lions make the short trip to Green Bay.

In fact, ESPN.com colleague Michael Rothstein, who covers the Lions, has plans to take a look at some of Detroit’s closest calls during the remarkable streak of 22 straight Packers wins in their home state. He began with the memorable 45-41 shootout, known around these parts as the Matt Flynn game, in the 2011 regular-season finale.

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