Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions: Five keys to watch

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Aaron Rodgers has gotten the brunt of criticism from those in the mainstream media. It’s uncalled for …

1.) Can the Packers protect Aaron Rodgers?

This will always be a main key for the Packers throughout the season, as it has been for many of the past seasons. Rodgers continues to be one the NFL’s most sacked quarterbacks, which makes Packers’ fans very uneasy.

It’s no secret the Lions defensive line is among the best in the NFL. Nick Fairley, Ziggy Ansah, Ndamukong Suh, and Israel Idonije can really get after an offensive line. In particular, the beef inside with Suh and Fairley will present the Packers with a lot of problems.

For the most part, the Packers’ offensive line has been very good this season. The one weak spot has continued to be center Evan Dietrich-Smith. That’s unfortunate for the Packers as their weakness is the biggest Lions’ strength. EDS has to be better this week, or the Packers may not stand a chance Sunday.

Prediction: Packers too tough at home, they win 34-21.

There you have it, five key match ups to watch for when the 3-1 Lions come to Lambeau for a showdown against the 1-2 Packers.

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