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Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers Pick & Prediction SEP 20TH 2020

FinishedTV: FOXLambeau Field Green Bay

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Aaron Rodgers sent a clear message during Green Bay's season opener: the Packers are going to be just fine, and there is no vacancy at quarterback.


His redemption mission resumes in the Packers' home opener Sunday against the Detroit Lions, who blew a 23-6 lead and lost at home to the Chicago Bears last week to open the season.


Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, passed for 364 yards and placed Green Bay atop the NFC North standings in Green Bay's dominant win at Minnesota in Week 1.


This week Rodgers gets a chance to carve up the Lions' banged up secondary at Lambeau Field on Sunday.


"There's a lot of things that I've tried to do in the offseason, just to have a little extra efficiency," he said. "When it comes down to quarterback play, it's all about the rhythm and the timing and the balance. I feel like those three were pretty solid on Sunday and the accuracy followed."


The Packers surprised plenty when they selected Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with their first-round draft pick in April.


Rodgers has traditionally picked on the Lions' defense. He's 15-5 in 20 career starts against them with 41 passing touchdowns, as well as three rushing touchdowns, compared to just eight interceptions.


Perhaps with a little more motivation following the draft, Rodgers was determined to come out strong this season.


Not surprisingly, Davante Adams was Rodgers' preferred target. The Packers' No. 1 receiver caught 14 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns.


Rodgers knew Adams would be a special player shortly after the Packers drafted him in the second round in 2014.


"He had confidence - real confidence," Rodgers said. "Some guys step on the field and believe they're the best player on the field. A lot of it is bravado and false confidence, kind of a rebuttal to the insecurity they feel about maybe their own abilities to perform at this level. There's been a few guys over the years who've had real confidence. Davante Adams has since he got here."


Swagger might not be as plentiful in the Lions' locker room. They squandered a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead to Chicago in their opener, a 27-23 defeat.


After giving up 21 unanswered points, the Lions could have saved face in their final drive but rookie D'Andre Swift dropped a potential game-winning touchdown pass.


The secondary is already facing a challenge even before gameday. Multiple cornerbacks are down with hamstring injuries. Justin Coleman was placed on the injured list on Monday with a balky hamstring. Desmond Trufant (hamstring) and Darryl Roberts (calf) sat out Wednesday's practice.


If they can't go, rookie Jeff Okudah, Amani Oruwariye and Tony McRae would be the Lions' top three cornerbacks. Okudah sat out Week 1 with his own hamstring problem, but was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.


"We try to cross-train a lot of guys on our team and certainly in the secondary," Lions coach Matt Patricia said. "Obviously, with corners and safeties, we know that there's going to be some cross-training packages that we can have with that and have those positions backed up. That's one way to (deal with injuries), and we obviously have other players on our team that if there's an emergency situation, we can move over to there."


One positive from Sunday's defeat was the Lions' debut of veteran running back Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 93 yards. He's in a three-man committee with Swift and Kerryon Johnson.


"We like all three of those guys, obviously," offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said. "They all bring a little bit different pieces to the puzzle."


Top wide receiver Kenny Golladay missed Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and sat out Wednesday's practice. Green Bay's main injury concern is nose tackle Kenny Clark (groin). The Packers lost starting right guard Lane Taylor for the season in Week 1 to a season-ending knee injury.


--Field Level Media


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Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Player Position Lineup
Oday Aboushi primary: Left Guard Starter
Tyrell Crosby primary: Right Tackle Starter
Jarrad Davis primary: Linebacker Starter
Taylor Decker primary: Left Tackle Starter
Trey Flowers primary: Defensive End Starter
Marvin Hall primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Da'Shawn Hand primary: Defensive End Starter
Will Harris primary: Safety Starter
T.J. Hockenson primary: Tight End Starter
Jesse James primary: Tight End Starter
Kerryon Johnson primary: Runningback Starter
Marvin Jones Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Christian Jones primary: Linebacker Starter
Amani Oruwariye primary: Cornerback Starter
Frank Ragnow primary: Center Starter
Matthew Stafford primary: Quarterback Starter
Jahlani Tavai primary: Linebacker Starter
Duron Harmon primary: Safety Starter
Jamie Collins Sr. primary: Linebacker Starter
Danny Shelton primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Jeff Okudah primary: Cornerback Starter
Jonah Jackson primary: Right Guard Starter
Jamal Agnew primary: Runningback Substitution
Danny Amendola primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Jason Cabinda primary: Linebacker Substitution
Ty Johnson primary: Runningback Substitution
Miles Killebrew primary: Safety Substitution
C.J. Moore primary: Safety Substitution
Romeo Okwara primary: Defensive End Substitution
Matt Prater primary: Kicker Substitution
Jalen Reeves-Maybin primary: Linebacker Substitution
Kevin Strong primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Dee Virgin primary: Cornerback Substitution
Tracy Walker primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Kenny Wiggins primary: Guard Substitution
Jack Fox primary: Punter Substitution
Matt Nelson primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Don Muhlbach primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Tony McRae primary: Cornerback Substitution
Elijah Lee primary: Linebacker Substitution
Reggie Ragland primary: Linebacker Substitution
Darryl Roberts primary: Cornerback Substitution
D'Andre Swift primary: Runningback Substitution
Quintez Cephus primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
John Penisini primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Adrian Peterson primary: Runningback Substitution
Kenny Golladay primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Chase Daniel primary: Quarterback Did not play
Nick Williams primary: Defensive End Not active
Halapoulivaati Vaitai primary: Offensive Tackle Not active
Desmond Trufant primary: Cornerback Not active
Julian Okwara primary: Defensive End Not active
Logan Stenberg primary: Offensive Linesman Did not play
Hunter Bryant primary: Tight End Not active
Chris Jones primary: Cornerback Not active
Player Position Lineup
Davante Adams primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Jaire Alexander primary: Cornerback Starter
Adrian Amos primary: Safety Starter
David Bakhtiari primary: Left Tackle Starter
Elgton Jenkins primary: Left Guard Starter
Aaron Jones primary: Runningback Starter
Kingsley Keke primary: Defensive End Starter
Kevin King primary: Cornerback Starter
Tyler Lancaster primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Allen Lazard primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Corey Linsley primary: Center Starter
Dean Lowry primary: Defensive End Starter
Lucas Patrick primary: Right Guard Starter
Aaron Rodgers primary: Quarterback Starter
Darnell Savage primary: Safety Starter
Preston Smith primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Za'Darius Smith primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Chandon Sullivan primary: Cornerback Starter
Robert Tonyan primary: Tight End Starter
Christian Kirksey primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Rick Wagner primary: Right Tackle Starter
Marcedes Lewis primary: Tight End Starter
Montravius Adams primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Tim Boyle primary: Quarterback Substitution
Hunter Bradley primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Oren Burks primary: Linebacker Substitution
Mason Crosby primary: Kicker Substitution
Rashan Gary primary: Linebacker Substitution
Raven Greene primary: Safety Substitution
Ka'dar Hollman primary: Cornerback Substitution
Josh Jackson primary: Cornerback Substitution
Yosh Nijman primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
JK Scott primary: Punter Substitution
Jace Sternberger primary: Tight End Substitution
Ty Summers primary: Linebacker Substitution
Marquez Valdes-Scantling primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Jamaal Williams primary: Runningback Substitution
Malik Taylor primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Will Redmond primary: Safety Substitution
Tyler Ervin primary: Runningback Substitution
AJ Dillon primary: Runningback Substitution
Jon Runyan primary: Guard Substitution
Vernon Scott primary: Safety Substitution
Jonathan Garvin primary: Linebacker Substitution
Krys Barnes primary: Linebacker Substitution
John Lovett primary: Tight End Substitution
Kenny Clark primary: Defensive Linesman Not active
Lane Taylor primary: Guard Not active
Billy Turner primary: Guard Did not play
Randy Ramsey primary: Linebacker Not active
Jordan Love primary: Quarterback Not active
Josiah Deguara primary: Tight End Not active
Willington Previlon primary: Defensive Tackle Did not play
Parry Nickerson primary: Cornerback Not active

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 4 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
    • Pass Receiver: Marvin Jones Jr.
    • Passer: Matthew Stafford
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 43 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Mason Crosby
  • MIN 10
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Rusher: Kerryon Johnson
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
  • Period 2
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 11 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Robert Tonyan
    • Passer: Aaron Rodgers
    • Conv Kicker: Mason Crosby
  • MIN 10
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 7 Yards
    • Passer: Aaron Rodgers
    • Conv Kicker: Mason Crosby
    • Pass Receiver: Aaron Jones
  • Period 3
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 35 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Mason Crosby
  • MIN 8
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Interception Return
    • 7 Yards
    • Interception Returner: Chandon Sullivan
    • Conv Kicker: Mason Crosby
  • MIN 14
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 75 Yards
    • Rusher: Aaron Jones
    • Conv Kicker: Mason Crosby
  • Period 4
  • MIN 7
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 14 Yards
    • Rusher: Aaron Jones
    • Conv Rusher: Jamaal Williams
  • MIN 13
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 24 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Marvin Hall
    • Passer: Matthew Stafford
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
  • Match End


Last 10

W 20% L 80%
2 8
  • Minnesota L 37 - 35
  • Tampa Bay L 47 - 7
  • @Tennessee L 25 - 46
  • Green Bay L 31 - 24
  • @Chicago W 34 - 30
  • Houston L 41 - 25
  • @Carolina L 0 - 20
  • Washington W 27 - 30
  • @Minnesota L 20 - 34
  • Indianapolis L 41 - 21
W 80% L 20%
8 2
  • Tampa Bay L 31 - 26
  • L.A. Rams W 18 - 32
  • @Chicago W 35 - 16
  • Tennessee W 14 - 40
  • Carolina W 16 - 24
  • @Detroit W 31 - 24
  • Philadelphia W 16 - 30
  • Chicago W 25 - 41
  • @Indianapolis L 31 - 34
  • Jacksonville W 20 - 24

Last Meetings

  • Packers @ Lions 31-24
  • Lions @ Packers 21-42
  • Packers @ Lions 23-20
  • Lions @ Packers 22-23
  • Lions @ Packers 31-0
  • Packers @ Lions 23-31
  • Packers @ Lions 11-35
  • Lions @ Packers 30-17
  • Packers @ Lions 31-24
  • Lions @ Packers 27-34

American Football Conference

Buffalo Bills133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-29-0-1
Miami Dolphins106 0.6253.00.00.0 5-35-37-0-3
New England Patriots79 0.4386.00.00.0 5-32-65-0-5
New York Jets214 0.12511.00.00.0 1-71-72-0-8
Pittsburgh Steelers124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-36-0-4
Baltimore Ravens115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Cleveland Browns115 0.6881.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Cincinnati Bengals411 1.2677.50.00.0 3-51-63-1-7
Indianapolis Colts115 0.6880.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Tennessee Titans115 0.6880.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Houston Texans412 0.2507.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars115 0.06310.00.00.0 1-70-81-0-10
Kansas City Chiefs142 0.8750.00.00.0 6-28-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders88 0.5006.00.00.0 2-66-25-0-5
Los Angeles Chargers79 0.4387.00.00.0 4-43-55-0-5
Denver Broncos511 0.3139.00.00.0 2-63-53-0-7

National Football Conference

Washington Football Team79 0.4380.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
New York Giants610 0.3751.00.00.0 3-53-55-0-5
Dallas Cowboys610 0.3751.00.00.0 4-42-64-0-6
Philadelphia Eagles411 1.2672.50.00.0 3-41-73-1-7
Green Bay Packers133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-28-0-2
Chicago Bears88 0.5005.00.00.0 3-55-33-0-7
Minnesota Vikings79 0.4386.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
Detroit Lions511 0.3138.00.00.0 1-74-42-0-8
New Orleans Saints124 0.7500.00.00.0 6-26-28-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers511 0.3137.00.00.0 2-63-52-0-8
Atlanta Falcons412 0.2508.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Seattle Seahawks124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-37-0-3
Los Angeles Rams106 0.6252.00.00.0 6-24-46-0-4
Arizona Cardinals88 0.5004.00.00.0 4-44-44-0-6
San Francisco 49ers610 0.3756.00.00.0 1-75-33-0-7

Last Injuries