3 areas Packers must improve in Thanksgiving rematch vs. Lions

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3. Better first-half offense

It was a rough first half for the offense of the Green Bay Packers in Week 4's loss to Detroit. Green Bay managed just 32 total yards on 23 plays, an average of just 1.4 yards per play.

Considering their low yardage total in the first two quarters, it is not a surprise to see four of their seven first-half drives last three plays or less. Interestingly enough, all four drives that failed to reach a fourth play came on four consecutive possessions.

Three of these four series ended with punts, while the third ended on just one play, Jordan Love's first interception of the contest. Green Bay was able to gain a little bit more traction over their final two drives, but 33 yards on nine plays is not exactly prolific. Green Bay's offensive struggles would lead to them trailing Detroit 27-3 at the half.

Ideally, Green Bay getting the 228 yards on 31 plays in the second half, which led to 17 points, would be a more than welcome result for the Packers on Thursday, but let's just dial back a bit here.

If the Packers were to run the average of the two halves (26.5 plays and 130 yards), it would give Green Bay a much better chance of keeping pace with the Lions should Detroit have five first-half drives that result in points again.

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