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Packers Discuss Dominance at Home vs. Detroit

The Packers haven't lost at home to the Lions since 1991, an NFL record of 21 straight regular season home wins against a single opponent
The Packers haven't lost at home to the Lions since 1991, an NFL record of 21 straight regular season home wins against a single opponent.

You're reading this on the Internet, which first became available for unrestricted mass commercial use in 1991.  The price of a gallon of gas that year was $1.15.  Green Bay's starting left tackle David Bakhtiari was in diapers at 3 months old.

Okay, you get it.  It's been awhile, and the streak (which is actually 22 straight wins when you include playoffs) is incredible when you consider the parity of the NFL year after year.

"No we don't talk about that," Aaron Rodgers said with a wry smile Wednesday eliciting laughs from media gathered around his locker.  "I've heard about it.  I just hope we can keep it going."

"We expect to win division games, we expect to win home games," added guard Josh Sitton.  "That's what we do around here, we've been about that since I've been here.  It's just about winning division games and especially winning them at home."

Green Bay's streak of home dominance is the longest in NFL history.  But this year's Detroit team looks plenty dangerous with the addition of Reggie Bush on offense, and defensively they are disruptive up front with an improved secondary. The Lions snapped a 19-game losing streak at Washington in Week 3 and beat the Bears for only the second time in 11 tries last Sunday to improve to 3-1 on the season.

"They got a young stud quarterback who's thrown the ball really well," said Rodgers.  "They've got one of the top guys at receiver (Calvin Johnson), their defense is playing really well.  Obviously the guys up front (Suh and Fairley) speak for themselves.  It's going to be a tough test."

A tough test, but is it a must-win for the 1-2 Packers?

"It's a division game, it's a must-win," said CB Sam Shields. Our first division game at Lambeau, it's a must-win."

One thing's for sure, Sunday's game is not about the streak.

"I don't even acknowledge the streak," Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday after practice.  "I understand how long it's been, but it ain't going to help us Sunday.  Last year's Last year, last two decades is last two decades."


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