Ndamukong Suh says Lions at same level as Packers

The Detroit Lions are hoping to spring what everyone but them will consider to be a major upset on Thursday when they host the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field.

The unbeaten Packers (10-0) come in on a roll and this is one of the more challenging road games left on their schedule. In fact, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said he believes the Lions are at the Packers’ level.

By all means, do I think our team is at their level, to be able to play against them. I don’t see them as a golden-perfect team,” Suh said in a conference call with Green Bay media, according to Packers.com.

“Everybody has flaws in this league, but everybody has great things they do. It’s just a matter of eliminating mistakes on our time and on our team and causing them to make as many mistakes as possible.”

The Lions eked out a 7-3 victory over the Packers last season when Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of the game with a concussion.
“(A win) would mean that we are on track to be where we want to be, winning games. I know this game would mean a lot to this city and I, personally, would like to end the drought we’ve had,” Suh said.

He compared it to the Monday night game the Lions had against the Chicago Bears last month. It was Detroit’s first appearance on “MNF” in a decade.

“I think it’s similar to what our Monday night game was, another great opportunity to play in front of a great fan base and great crowd and with that continue to show the world that we are a team to be reckoned with,” Suh said.

We’ll find out Thursday.

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