Three reasons why Packers will beat Lions in Week 2

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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1. Lions won’t be able to stop Packers through the air

Detroit’s secondary was already one of the worst in the NFL entering the 2021 season, and it has now lost top cornerback Jeff Okudah, the third-overall pick in last year’s draft.

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Lions are looking to bring in another cornerback in the near future. Whether they can make a move in time for Monday’s game remains to be seen.

The Lions did very little last week to suggest they will be able to slow down the Packers’ offense. Detroit allowed 442 total yards including 311 yards passing against San Francisco, while the Niners also threw two touchdown passes.

Amani Oruwariye is now the Lions’ top cornerback, and he struggled in Week 1. According to Pro Football Reference, Oruwariye allowed three of four targets to be completed in his coverage for 54 yards with a passer rating of 116.7. He could see a lot of Davante Adams on Monday night.

The Packers’ offense was far from good enough last week. If they can’t get back on track against a struggling Lions secondary, it could show there are reasons to be concerned. But with all the talent Green Bay has offensively, and Aaron Rodgers looking to bounce back, we could see a big-time performance from the Packers on offense.