The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers meet in NFL action Sunday from Lambeau Field.
Detroit is already in the division hole after a demoralizing 27-23 loss in Week 1 by the Bears. As for the Packers, they got into a shootout with the Vikings but fared better, passing Minnesota 43-34 in a wild game. Check back all season for free NFL picks and NFL predictions at Sports Chat Place.
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Quarterback Matthew Stafford had a lukewarm game for Detroit in week one, going 24 for 42 with 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Adrian Peterson led the Lions with 14 carries for 93 yards, and Danny Amendola was the top receiver with five catches for 81 yards. TJ Hockenson also caught a touchdown there.
On the Packers’ side, they had a pretty crazy outing in Week 1 but everything worked out for the best and the team got the W. Green Bay took 29-10 going into the fourth quarter but gave up 24 points to make the game interesting. It’s a satisfying division victory for the Packers, and one that could be very important on the road.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a great day scoring 32 of 44 for 364 yards and four touchdowns. Aaron Jones led the offense in the Green Bay run with 66 yards and 16 carries, and Davante Adams had a monster day with 14 catches, 156 yards and two scores. Rodgers’ other two touchdowns went to Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard, who also had strong games. Valdes-Scantling had four catches for 96 yards and one touchdown, and Lazard had four catches for 63 yards and one score.
The Lions are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games in September and 2-7 ATS in their last nine as an underdog. Detroit is 2-7 ATS in its last nine games against the NFC and 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games.
Meanwhile, the Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite and 4-1 ATS in their last five games in September. Green Bay is 4-1 in its last five home games and 5-2-1 ATS in its last eight of Week 2.
To choose: Going Packers here. That line opened up pretty thin, considering each team’s Week 1 performance. It’s probably going to swell more this week, but I’m pretty comfortable at Green Bay even at about two scores. The Packers put on a great offense against the Vikings, and Detroit probably doesn’t have the gas to follow the scoreboard.
The choice in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a consensus of the Sports Chat Place site.