Packers: 3 bold predictions for Week 2 game vs. Lions

Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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Aaron Rodgers throws five touchdown passes

Nobody will be more frustrated than Aaron Rodgers after last week’s performance. It was one of the worst of his career and a million miles away from his MVP campaign a year ago. He knows this and will improve.

Last week, Detroit’s secondary struggled in a big way. San Francisco remained committed to the ground game, but when it did throw the ball, the Lions had no answer. The 49ers averaged 17.7 yards per reception, with Deebo Samuel catching nine passes for 189 yards and a touchdown.

To make matters worse, the Lions will be without 2020 third-overall pick Jeff Okudah, who is out for the rest of the season due to a ruptured Achilles.

Rodgers will have a point to prove in this game. At home. In primetime. Against a division rival. He had tremendous success against the Lions’ defense a year ago, throwing for 530 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions over the two games, completing just under 70 percent of his passes.

Rodgers is going to test this Lions secondary and if the Packers find any success through the air, they might keep going until the defense shows it can stop them.

In a big bounce-back game, the reigning MVP throws five touchdowns with no interceptions.