The Detroit Lions will look to recover from their Week-1 collapse against the Bears. They’ll be taking on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, who looked extremely good on offense against Minnesota. Here is what you can expect from this divisional matchup.
Away at Lambeau
The Packers enter as (-6.5) point favorites. Considering both meetings last year were decided by a total of 5 points, it’s not surprising. If the Chicago Bears could score 21 fourth-quarter points, it begs the question. What can Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFluer do? Detroit have had recent success at Lambeau, winning 2 of the last 3 meetings. It’ll take a strong defensive effort, along with a more consistent offense on Sunday to beat the Packers.
0-2 = No Playoffs
It’s only Week 2 yet the Detroit Lions find themselves in a must-win game already. Squaring off against another division opponent in Green Bay. If the Lions are to lose on Sunday, it really leaves the team with a slim chance of making the playoffs. On top of that, they’d be 0-2 in the division and would need to rely on a Wild Card spot. From 2007-2018, only 12.2% of teams that started the season 0-2 had recovered and made the playoffs. Detroit are the underdogs, and will need to play very good football to salvage their season.
Can Detroit End their 10 Game Losing Streak
The Lions have now lost 10 straight games under Matt Patricia dating back to last season. Matt LaFluer sure as hell isn’t looking ahead, here is what he had to say about their upcoming matchup with Detroit. “Quite frankly, they should have won last week,”. “There’s no doubt about it. And they definitely could have beaten us twice last year. So you know we’ve got a big task in front of us.”
We can expect a determined Detroit Lions football team on Sunday. The game-plan will be to keep the ball away from Aaron Rodgers, which means they’ll need to run the ball well, avoid turnovers and score in the Red-Zone. There are games that define your season, and this could easily be it. Win, and there are 14 games to play for. Lose, and your season is more than likely over. Let’s hope the Lions win.