Predicting Packers vs. Lions (Week 4)
This is will be a true test for Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers. The Detroit Lions, despite a loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week, are for real. Dan Campbell's bunch took down the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on the road in Week 1. This isn't your father's Detroit Lions.
The Lions will lean on the arm of Jared Goff and the legs of David Montgomery to score points. Amon-Ra St. Brown is a matchup nightmare for most defensive backs, and Alex Anzalone is not afraid to pin his ears back and rush the quarterback.
This will be a statement game for both teams. Thursday Night Football is always a test of wills, and with a short week to prepare, both coaching staffs will be looking to get the upper hand early in the season. If healthy, this is a game the Packers can win, but it won't be a walk in the park.
Prediction: Packers 31, Lions 28 (3-1)
Predicting Packers at Raiders (Week 5)
The Green Bay Packers will get to visit old friend Davante Adams and the Las Vegas Raiders on the road for Monday Night Football. The Raiders are 1-1 after two weeks. Las Vegas handled the Denver Broncos in Week 1, but had the doors blown off in Week 2 versus the Buffalo Bills.
If Jimmy Garoppolo is still the quarterback (he's looked pretty bad) when Week 5 kicks off, then that bodes well for the Packers. Garoppolo has as many touchdowns (3) as he does interceptions so far this season.
Rasul Douglas and Jaire Alexander will be licking their chops on Monday night, and this is the game in which Jordan Love elevates his play to the next level. Look for the Packers to run all over the Raiders in Sin City on Monday Night Football.