GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- The Packers need some sacks.
They have just one in their last two games. But Monday night against the Lions, they will face a squad that has given up 25 this year.
"You know, if you look at the guys on our team this year: Nick (Perry), myself, Mike Daniels, we don't have too many sacks thus far," linebacker Clay Matthews said. "But when you turn on the game, you have to like the disruption with which we have with the pressures. I know getting close doesn't cut it, but there's a lot more that goes into that stat as well. Hopefully we start this Monday. They've given up a few sacks with their offensive line. Hopefully we can take care of that. I should just shoot a text to T.J. (Lang) to see if he'll give me an easy one right off the bat and then we'll go from there."
Former Packers right guard T.J. Lang is if course now a member of the Lions. Lang is now playing for his home-state team, but this week returns to the place he called home for a long time.
"I made some great friendships there and had some great relationships with some people in Green Bay," Lang said. "But honestly the only time I've thought about it so far is when I've been asked about it. I don't sit at home and think about all the memories I've had in Green Bay. That's in the past. I had a great time. But I'm more focused on right now. I'm not a guy that lives in the past. I am a professional and have a job to do here."
"T.J. Is playing good," coach Mike McCarthy said. "I don't like the colors he is wearing, but he looks good out there. Just the way he jump-sets in the pass protection game, I've always thought he was the best in the game at that. He is playing well. As a coaching staff we feel he in their best lineman and he is having a great year."
This year the Lions are looking for just their second win in Wisconsin since 1992.