Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions: Others’ predictions

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Not that I think the Lions have much of a chance to win at Lambeau Field, but there is some nice symmetry on their side in this showdown for the NFC North title.

Including the playoffs, Detroit has lost 23 consecutive games in the state of Wisconsin (either in Green Bay or Milwaukee), which is an NFL record for the most consecutive road losses versus any single opponent.

But the Lions’ last win there came in Week 16 of 1991, when they beat the Packers 21-17 on a bitterly cold day at Lambeau. Detroit entered that game at 11-4, just like this year’s Lions, and earned the NFC Central title and a playoff berth with the victory.

Detroit clinched a playoff berth last weekend, but it can wrap up its first division crown since 1993 if it pulls the upset. The Packers, however, have their eyes on that No. 2 seed in the NFC and a much-needed week off to heal up Aaron Rodgers’ sore calf.

Green Bay will find a way and log a perfect 8-0 record at home.

Next: SB Nation and The Detroit News