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The Roar: Packers and Lions Set For Round One in Motown

Game Information:

The Green Bay Packers (2-1-1) will visit the Detroit Lions (1-3) @ Ford Field this Sunday at 1 PM EST.

You can catch the action on FOX and through Detroit’s radio waves on WJR-AM 760.

Briefing:

Last Sunday, the Lions dropped on the road in Dallas while the Packers took care of Buffalo at home.

Heading into the match-up with Dallas, Detroit’s defense knew that they were going to have to stall Ezekiel Elliott somehow, someway if they were going to have success.

Well, they didn’t come close.

Green Bay doesn’t have a back like Elliott, but that still doesn’t change the fact that the run defense in the Motor City hasn’t been good.

In fact, prior to last Sunday, Detroit ranked 32nd in the league on stopping the ground attack.

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For Green Bay, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams will get most of the workload.

Jones ran 11 times for 65 yards with a touchdown as Williams had the same amount of carries for 27 yards in their victory over the Bills.

Detroit is much better at defending the ball through the air.

Despite a lingering knee injury to Aaron Rodgers, he’s going to test the Lions’ secondary, especially with Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison.

Rodgers targeted Adams and Allison a combined total of 25 times a week ago.

After allowing 83 points in their first three games, the Packers found a way to blank the Bills.

This Sunday, things will be more difficult for Green Bay’s defense.

Matthew Stafford and his offense are averaging 390.5 yards per game, good for 11th best in the league.

On average, Detroit is putting 23.5 points on the board as Green Bay places 23 up per game.

Injury Report:

Four players have already been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Detroit, three Lions and one Packer.

Randall Cobb (hamstring) is out for Green Bay.

Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), T.J. Lang (concussion) and Michael Roberts (knee) are out for Detroit.

Questionable for the Packers’ offense: WR Davante Adams (calf), WR Geronimo Allison (concussion), G Justin McCray (shoulder) and G Lucas Patrick (back).

For Green Bay’s defense: CB Jaire Alexander (groin), CB Breshaud Breeland (hamstring), S Kentrell Brice (ankle) and S Jermaine Whitehead (back).

Detroit’s only questionable player on offense is WR Marvin Jones Jr. (ankle).

Questionable Lions on defense: DB Quandre Diggs (hand), DL Da’Shawn Hand (ankle), LB Eli Harold (Not Injury Related), CB Nevin Lawson (illness), DB Tracy Walker (ankle) and S Tavon Wilson (back).

Prediction:

Needing a win, Detroit tops Green Bay, 27-24.

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