Week 9 – Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions may have been an exciting team to watch this season, but it hasn’t translated to a high number in the win column. The Lions have lost four of their opening five, most recently a shutout loss to the New England Patriots.
Offensively, the Lions have been a lot of fun. They currently own the league’s third-best offense in terms of both total yards and total points.
However, their defense has been a disaster.
Detroit is allowing 428.6 yards per game — only the Seattle Seahawks have been worse. The Lions are also giving up a league-high 34 points per game. They have made just seven sacks and have forced only four turnovers.
It’s tough to win many games when the defense keeps failing to turn up.
Green Bay’s recent record at Detroit is somewhat of a mixed bag. The Packers are 2-3 there over the past five years, 6-4 over the previous 10.
Divisional games are never easy, and the Lions always give the Packers a game.
However, given just how much Detroit’s defense has struggled, this could prove to be a get-right game for Matt LaFleur’s offense. The Packers respond from their defeat to the Bills and get back on track.
Prediction: Green Bay 33, Detroit 27 (6-3)