The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions will both be playing on Thursday night two weeks in a row, but this time against each other. The Packers have won just once in their last 5 games. They lost against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Thursday. The Lions are riding a 3 game winning streak, including their Thanksgiving romp against the Eagles, but are still just 4-7. Green Bay is favored by 3 points, and the over/ under is 47 points.
I really don’t see the Pack losing to two divisional rivals in back-to-back weeks. I think they come out seeking revenge, especially after losing to their biggest rivals, and they beat Detroit and easily cover the 3 point spread. ESPN gives the Packers a 58.9% chance of winning this game. Their QB Aaron Rodgers is listed as questionable, as he was last week, but just like last week I have a feeling he will suit up. These two teams just faced off a few weeks ago in Green Bay, and the Lions won that game 18-16; that game started Detroit’s 3 game winning streak. Against the spread, Green Bay is 6-5 overall, 5-5 as the favorite, and 3-2 as the away team.
Detroit is 4-7 overall, 3-5 as the underdog, and 2-4 as the home team against the spread. Lion’s WR Calvin Johnson is listed as probable for this contest. Green Bay is still 2nd in the NFC North, and are holding on to a playoff spot. This game will be a big turnaround game for them if they can pick up the road victory, which I see them doing, and I think the game will go over the 47 points, unlike when they last met a few weeks ago.