- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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He, of course, isn't alone.
No Lion has won in Wisconsin since 1991, but Lambeau is perhaps the most historic, tradition-laden venue in the NFL.
"It is one of my favorite places to play," Stafford said. "You walk in there, you feel all the history, the history behind that place, all the great games and great players that have played there.
"And their fans are great. Some of the rowdiest fans but some of the nicest fans. People that continually just want to watch good football and want their team to win. That's hard to come by sometimes in the NFL these days and it's definitely a place that I enjoy going to play."
Stafford and other teammates said Tuesday playing in Lambeau itself is not a ton different than other venues. But the Packers have been one of the league's most consistent franchises, so winning there becomes more difficult because of the players they have, not the ghosts of a building.
And now from a busy day about the Lions from around the Interwebs:
We'll start with the late-night news -- that vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. called the Chicago Bears "thugs." This overshadowed a bunch of other things at the Courage House charity dinner, including Nate Burleson's award and proclamation he'll be back sooner than later and quarterback Matthew Stafford bidding $4,000 (and sharing the prize with another bidder) on a portrait ... of himself.
In non-dinner news, Kris Durham waited his turn in Detroit and now has his chance. A look at some numbers and formations from last week and today's Packers-Lions close call. Also, Detroit is now a Top 10 team in power rankings.
The Packers, not the venue, have beaten the Lions in the past, writes Chris McCosky in the Detroit News.
Interesting look from Justin Rogers of MLive showing how Chicago sprung running back Matt Forte for his long touchdown run Sunday.