Lions secondary will be tested against Packers

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Lions secondary will receive one of its biggest tests against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Green Bay, Wis., on Sunday, Oct. 6.

If Chris Houston and Rashean Mathis aren't available, young players like Darius Slay and Jonte Green would most likely step in to fill that void.

Since Mathis didn't finish the game on Sunday against the Bears after suffering a head injury in the first quarter, and not having a healthy Houston -- who may not play because of a leg injury -- presents a huge concern for the Lions in terms of experience at cornerback.

However, here's the good news for Lions fans: Slay is fast (he's clocked a 4.34 in the 40-yard dash) but isn't as experienced as a cornerback.

Bill Bentley, a nickel slot cornerback in his second year in Detroit, is extremely quick but some question his instincts.

Fortunately the Lions have an experienced safety in Glover Quin, who has a reputation for covering tight ends extremely well.

If Louis Delmas can help set the tone early like he did with two interceptions against Chicago on Sunday, it will be interesting to see what the Lions secondary will be able to accomplish at Lambeau Field.

 

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