The Packers vs Lions would like to go into their bye week with a big win. Here’s what you need to know about their upcoming battle with the Green Bay Packers.
The Detroit Lions head into Week Five with a sour record of 1-3. But the Pride could easily be 3-1 if a couple plays go their way against the San Francisco 49ers in Week Two and against the Dallas Cowboys last weekend.
Detroit is set to welcome the 2-1-1 Green Bay Packers on Sunday to Ford Field. The Lions first matchup against their divisional foes comes at a critical time in Motown’s season. The Motor City could really use a win going into their Week Six bye.
The Lions possess the 13th ranked offense in the NFL, 12th through the air, and 20th on the ground. While Green Bay’s defense ranks seventh in overall defense. The Packers have the eighth best passing defense and are 16th against the rush.
Still learning new head coach Matt Patricia’s multiple scheme, Detroit actually ranks ninth in total defense going into this matchup. The Lions are third in the NFL against the pass. But against the run, they are the worst defense in the league. The Packers’ offense ranks 18th overall, 16th in the passing game and 19th in the running game.
Here’s What You Need To Know
Game: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Location: Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan
Scheduled Kickoff Time: 1:00 p.m. (EDT), 12:00 p.m. (CDT), 10:00 a.m. (PDT)
TV Network: FOX
Game Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman
What to Know
On Sunday Detroit take on Green Bay at 1:00 p.m. The teams both might be coming in a bit winded after having run the length of the field multiple times (Green Bay picked up 439 yards, Detroit 403).
Detroit were close but not close enough last Sunday as they fell 24-26 to Dallas. The defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of Matthew Stafford, who passed for 307 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Golden Tate, who caught passes for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns.
You’re bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that’s exactly how it played out between Green Bay and Buffalo. Green Bay blew past Buffalo 22-0. The team accrued the bulk of their points in the first half (16) and coasted on those for the win.
Green Bay’s victory lifted them to 2-1-1 while Detroit’s loss dropped them down to 1-3. The Green Bay defense got after the quarterback against Buffalo to the tune of seven sacks, so Detroit’s offensive line better have put in some good practice this past week in preparation for the game.