GREEN BAY–Mike McCarthy’s memory of his team’s previous trip to Detroit was fresh.
“It was a bad day. We lost the game. Bad day,” McCarthy said on Wednesday of his team’s 40-10 loss on Thanksgiving Day last year.
Aaron Rodgers didn’t play in that game. It’s expected he’ll be under center this Sunday when the Packers and Lions meet at Ford Field in an early-season NFC North showdown.
“I think they’re all important. This is a division game, so it’s of high importance. These games are never easy. We know it’s a tough place to play in, the way that stadium is constructed. It’s a big challenge,” McCarthy said.
Tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) and safety Micah Hyde (knee) were limited participants in Wednesday’s practice.
“He looked good,” McCarthy said of Bulaga.
Linebacker Brad Jones (quad) and cornerback Casey Hayward (glute) did not participate.
“They’re still big-play potential and their productivity is very unique,” McCarthy said of the Lions’ offense. “We improved from Week 1 to Week 2 on defense. We’re looking to improve this week.”
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