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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


It's tough to pick against the Packers

Who would have thought a sixth-seed could be favored to make it to the Super Bowl, but that's exactly what is going on with the Green Bay Packers. Defense may win championships, but it doesn't hurt to have a quarterback either. Aaron Rodgers may have found the perfect time to play the best football of his career. Rodgers is the reason I see the Packers headed to Dallas on Feb. 6 to represent the NFC. Packers 24-17.

So if you go with Rodgers over Jay Cutler in the NFC, who gets the nod in the AFC? The Steelers have already won a Super Bowl (in Detroit) with Ben Roethlisberger having an awful game. But the guy is a scrapper. The Jets' Mark Sanchez is 4-1 in the playoffs with all those games being on the road. For this one I'm going with the J-E-T-S winning 21-14.

Can't wait. Nothing like Championship Sunday.

One note to the Fox TV folks, would it kill you to show the national anthem on Sunday from Soldier Field? Jim Cornelison, the anthem singer who got the Blackhawks the Stanley Cup last season, will be singing. In the season opener against Detroit, he made his debut at Solider Field and was a huge hit. The fans stood and cheered loudly throughout just like they do at the United Center. I only know this because I was there and it was a treat. Just a thought.

(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche.)

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