3 areas Packers must improve in Thanksgiving rematch vs. Lions

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A Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions is up next for the Green Bay Packers.

Things did not go well for Green Bay in their first matchup with the Lions, losing 34-20 at home in Week 4.

If the Packers are going to be more competitive this time around, there are three areas they absolutely have to be better in.

1. Keep Jordan Love upright

Green Bay's offensive line had a tough time keeping Detroit's pass rush away from Jordan Love in their first meeting. The Lions were able to get to Love quite often, sacking him five times while registering 11 total quarterback hits.

It was a pretty rough experience for a quarterback making just his fourth start since taking over the full-time gig, and it is not one that Love would like to revisit this time around.

Should Green Bay be able to keep Detroit's pass rush away from Love, it would give the Packers a much better chance of keeping pace with the Lions. Ultimately, the Packers' success on offense is going to come down to the comfort of Love.

If he is able to feel comfortable standing in the pocket, it should give the passing game a much better chance for success. If not, well, a repeat of Week 4's contest could very well be on the table.