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Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Preview and Predictions 10-14-2019


The Green Bay Packers' lofty standing atop the NFC North is being threatened by a Detroit Lions' club that has knocked them down a few pegs in the last four meetings. The Packers aim to answer being swept in the season series in each of the last two years on Monday night when they host the Lions at Lambeau Field.

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"I like the vibe on the team. I think we're having a lot of fun," said quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who saw Aaron Jones earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after rolling up a career-best 182 scrimmage yards and franchise high-tying four rushing touchdowns in Green Bay's 34-24 victory over Dallas last Sunday. Jones leads the NFL with eight rushing touchdowns in 2019 and has rumbled into the end zone in six straight games at Lambeau Field. Detroit's Matthew Stafford, who is well-rested after the team's bye, needs 352 yards in his 146th career game to become the fastest player in NFL history to reach 40,000 for his career. Stafford traditionally has tormented the Packers to the tune of throwing for multiple touchdowns in nine consecutive encounters, one shy of Hall of Famer's Dan Marino's run of dominance against the New York Jets from 1991-97.

TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Packers -4. O/U: 47

ABOUT THE LIONS (2-1-1): Kerryon Johnson rolled up 157 scrimmage yards in Detroit's 34-30 loss to Kansas City on Sept. 29, one of many efforts by the 22-year-old that have caught the attention of Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders. "I think he's progressing as a young running back, I think he's melded nicely into the offense," Sanders said, per MLive.com. "He's been there when Matt (Stafford) and the offense has needed him." Kenny Golladay leads Detroit with 19 receptions, 15 of which have resulted in first downs while four have ended up in the end zone. The 6-foot-4, 214-pound Golladay has two touchdowns in as many career games versus Green Bay while deep threat Marvin Jones Jr. has found the end zone on seven occasions in six meetings with the Packers.



ABOUT THE PACKERS (4-1): Two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Davante Adams didn't sound too optimistic this week that a return to action was imminent after sustaining a turf toe injury in a 34-27 loss to Philadelphia on Sept. 26. "It is a major injury so it's something that we gotta pay attention to and make sure we monitor in the correct way to make sure that it's not something that gets re-aggravated later on in the season or I come back a little too early and really mess the thing up," the 26-year-old said. Adams' absence last week was felt by Rodgers, who completed just four passes to wide receivers -- with two going to Geronimo Allison for 28 yards. Fellow wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling was limited to season lows in catches (one) and receiving yards (18) last week while nursing hamstring and calf injuries.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Detroit has won three of its last four visits to Lambeau Field after losing 24 in a row in Green Bay.

2. Packers RB Jamaal Williams was a full participant in practice this week after completing concussion protocol.

3. Lions DT Mike Daniels is expected to return from a foot injury to face the team with which he spent seven NFL seasons.

Prediction

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Lambeau Field
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.
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Last Injuries

Green Bay Packers

  • Patrick Taylor Jr.

    Foot
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Taylor Jr. has been posted to the active Non-Football Injury list while he is on the mend from surgery to fix a Lisfranc injury in his foot. It is unclear how much time he will miss.

  • Hunter Bradley

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Bradley has been shifted to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and the severity of the ailment is unknown.

  • Curtis Bolton

    Knee
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Bolton has been moved to the active PUP list as he is recuperating from a torn ACL, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Yosh Nijman

    Knee
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Nijman has been added to the active PUP list while rehabbing a torn ACL. There is no timetable for recovery.

  • Simon Stepaniak

    Knee
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Stepaniak has wound up on the active Non-Football Injury list with a torn ACL and will miss an extended period.

  • Treyvon Hester

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Hester has hit the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Mason Crosby

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Crosby has landed on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Jace Sternberger

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Sterberger has been designated for the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list and will miss an extended period.

Detroit Lions

  • Jalen Elliott

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Elliott has been added to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is unclear how long he will need to get back to full health.

  • Romeo Okwara

    Undisclosed
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Okwara has landed on the active Non-Football Injury list with an unspecified ailment. He is without a definitive timetable for return.

  • Russell Bodine

    Personal
    I-R | I-R

    Bodine is on the Injured Reserve/Opt-Out list after letting the team know that he has decided to rule himself out for the duration of the 2020 season.

  • Geronimo Allison

    Personal
    I-R | I-R

    Allison will sit out the entire 2020 season due to a personal decision, and he has been shifted to the Injured Reserve/Opt-Out list.

  • Austin Bryant

    Pectoral
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Bryant will spend an extended period on the 10-day injured list while he heals from a pectoral injury.

  • Jayron Kearse

    Suspension
    Elig Week 4 | out

    Kearse has been issued a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He will be eligible to return versus the Saints in Week 4.

  • Justin Coleman

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Coleman has been added to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is up in the air when it will be safe for him to get back on the field.

  • Matthew Stafford

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Stafford has been posted on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is unknown how long he will be sidelined.