The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions come to this game with identical 9-5 records. They’re in a virtual tie for first in the NFC North. Whoever wins this game wins the division. The Pack comes to this game with a five-game winning streak. The Lions have lost their last two games and are 3-2 over five. When these teams first met in week three the Lions won 17-14.
Green Bay Offense vs. Lions Defense
Although the Detroit D has played well, their numbers are average to below average. They have 25 sacks, 38 TFL, and 10 INTs. Plus, they’ve defended 58 passes and caused nine fumbles. They’ve allowed on average 21.8 PPG. Their red zone defense is ranked 30th. Green Bays’ is at 27th. LB Tahir Whitehead leads the team in tackles with 125; he also has five passes defended. LB Darious Slay, who is dealing with a bad hamstring, has 23 PD and two picks. On the line, Kerry Hyder leads the team in sacks with eight.
Detroit Offense vs. Packers Defense
The big question is which Packer D will show up for this game? In mid-season, Green Bays’ defense was giving up leads like crazy. Then they started to shut teams down. Still, in their win against the Bears, they gave up 27 points and almost lost the game. Teams are scoring on average 24.3 PPG against the Pack. The Green Bay defense does have good numbers. These include 38 sacks, 52 TFL and 16 picks, Plus, they’ve broken up 78 passes and forced 10 fumbles, recovering eight. Three guys need to perform especially well in this game, safety Morgan Burnett (90 TCKLs, 3 Sacks, 8 PD, 2 INTs), safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (7 PD, 5 INTs, 1 FF), and LB Nick Perry (10 Sacks, 5 TFL, 4 PD, 1 INT). Corner Damarious Randall, with 9 PD and 3 INTs, is questionable.
Green Bay Packers Play Detroit Lions Free Pick
Our Green Bay Packers play Detroit Lions free pick is going with the Pack at -3.5 We do think Green Bay will be on their game and do well against the Lions.