Packers Vs Lions 2.0
This week’s Packers vs Lions matchup has Aaron Rodgers and the Packers salivating. Green Bay is entering Week 14 with a chance to move to 10-3 on the season. The Packers have already taken Detroit down once this season. That matchup came back in Week 2 when the Packers blew the Lions out by a final score of 42-21.
Now, there is a lot more on the line for the Packers. This is the definition of a trap game. Green Bay is currently right behind the New Orleans Saints for the No. 1 seed in the NFC and they have the head-to-head win over the Saints for the tiebreaker if it comes to that.
Last week, the Packers knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles 30-16. Rodgers is playing at an MVP level and Aaron Jones had another huge game. The defense is still a work in progress, but they have a pass rush that is starting to step up and the secondary is capable of making plays.
Beating the Lions seems easy on paper, but this is still a rivalry game. There have been times that the Packers have had a lot of trouble with the Lions in recent years.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at four bold predictions for the Packers as they take on the Lions this Sunday afternoon.
4. The Packers Sack Matthew Stafford Six Times
First off, the Packers have to like what they have been seeing from their pass rush over the last few weeks. Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, and Rashan Gary have all been putting in work. Last week against the Eagles, the Packers were able to rack up seven sacks.
This week, Mike Pettine will once again look to put a lot of pressure on the quarterback. Matthew Stafford is a very underrated quarterback, but he is capable of making big mistakes when pressured.
The “Smith Bros” and Gary will get the job done. When everything is said and done, they will record at least six sacks. That should translate to a lot of defensive success.
3. Allen Lazard Has A Breakout Performance
Since returning to the field for the Packers, Lazard has not been able to have a massive breakout performance. This will be the week that he finally gets back to firing on all cylinders.
If there is one thing that can’t be said about the Lions, it would be that they have a strong secondary. Rodgers is going to have a field day and so is Lazard. With the talent they do have, the Lions are going to try to slow down Davante Adams, who has been on a tear of late.
Lazard will use that to his advantage and will rack up eight receptions for 100 yards and at least one touchdown. Green Bay needs their No. 2 wideout to start stepping up and that will begin this week.
2. Aaron Rodgers Has Another MVP Performance For The Packers
At this point in the season, it appears that the MVP race might just be a two-man race between Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. Rodgers heard all of the criticism surrounding him during the offseason and took the drafting of quarterback Jordan Love to heart.
On the season, Rodgers has completed 68.9 percent of his pass attempts for 3,395 yards, 36 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. He made some history last week against the Eagles, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history with five seasons of 35 or more touchdown passes.
That’s a pretty cool mark in history for the superstar quarterback. Against the Lions, he will continue his impressive season to the tune of 325 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Those numbers will give the Packers a very good chance to come out with a convincing victory.
1. The Packers Blow The Lions Out, Move To 10-3
Finally, this is going to be a fun game for Packers fans to watch. Green Bay may be in danger of a trap game, but they are going to come in all business. Head coach Matt LaFleur and company are going to get the win and they are going to do it convincingly.
Behind another big performance from Rodgers and a defense that will make some plays, we are predicting that the Packers will win this game by a final score of 38-20. This one won’t be much of a contest.
Granted, the Lions could shock the Packers once again and make this a game. However, Green Bay only has one goal, which is to win a Super Bowl. They are not going to take this game lightly and they are going to blow the Lions out in Detroit.
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