Green Bay Packers, Week 17 Preview

Stafford didn’t get much help in the team’s first game against Green Bay, and that’s how it’s gone for most of the season.

That being said. if it just so happens that the Lions and Packers legitimately find themselves all square at the end of regulation, I wouldn’t be surprised if the two teams get VERY conservative in overtime. And then the next week Davante [Adams] really had a big game for us. The team’s ground game went through some tough stretches but seems to have found something in converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery, who has found the end zone for three rushing scores in the past three games.

So will the Giants play to win on Sunday? This game was over by the time the fourth quarter rolled around.

It might even make up for the Lions’ playoff loss to The Pack at the Silverdome in 1994. I’m going with Green Bay here, but it will be a lot closer than people believe.

The Pride Plaza tailgate outside of Ford Field will also kick off at 5 p.m. and include the Sunday Night Football bus, food trucks and more. Fantasy Tip: Lions WR Marvin Jones had six catches for 205 yards and two TDs at Green Bay earlier this season.

The Lions opened the season with a 39-35 shootout win over the Indianapolis Colts and promptly lost three straight. What will the Detroit defense have in store for Nelson and company? Dougherty said a handful of scenarios could play out that would allow the team to move forward. Plus, against NFC playoff teams in 2011, the Lions had an 0-5 record. Instead, the Packers will be dealing with a consistent short passing game, as Stafford uses possession receivers Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin to great effect.

Almost 30% of Bradford’s 382 passing yards came in the 4th while Green Bay was sitting back in a prevent, and it rarely seemed they had a real shot at making a game of it. This alone gives the Packers a point-plus on the handicap because these type of pressure packed events are just another game for the tradition rich franchise. There may be more than 80 pass attempts combined in this matchup so each team’s front seven will be huge in the battle at the line of scrimmage in an effort to dictate the tempo in this one.

The good news for the Detroit Lions is that they have the best situation they could have asked for under the circumstances – home-field advantage for Sunday night’s winner-take-all showdown against the Green Bay Packers for first place in the NFC North in the regular-season finale. Arizona’s disappointing season is alarming because many of their core players, such as Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer, are older veterans near retirement. The Patriots saw how important losing the No. 1 seed was to them last season so they’ll certainly be motivated to secure it this time with a win over a division rival. But McCarthy, Rodgers and the Packers somehow held things together.

The Packers offense has been rolling, putting up 38 points against vaunted defenses of Seattle and Minnesota.

The Breadstick’s indoor tailgate will also feature a chalk talk and meet and greet opportunity with Lions Legends who will talk football and sign autographs. They were the first kickoff returns of his professional career spanning four years and three teams.

Both players play integral roles in Capers game plan against the Lions.

Rodgers’ harmful sting as the leader of Green Bay’s offense has been felt by many an opponent the last several weeks. The Packers should be able to win on the road in a high-scoring affair.

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