If the Green Bay Packers are going to get their season on track, it has to happen this week against the Detroit Lions.
The 3-5 Packers will travel to Detroit to take on the 1-6 Lions on Sunday in a game that could be described as the most important game of the season for Green Bay.
If the Packers can get past Detroit, it will leave them at 4-5 and back in the thick of the NFC North division race. But if they lose and fall to 3-6, it’s going to be awfully hard for them to win the division or earn a wild card spot.
Fortunately for Green Bay, this is a matchup that bodes well for the Packers. Detroit is allowing over 30 points per game.
Their defense has been terrible this season. It’s exactly what Green Bay’s struggling offense needs.
And ESPN’s Rob Demovsky believes that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will exploit the Lions’ porous defense. Rodgers is currently in the midst of a 12-game streak where he’s passed for fewer than 300 yards. It’s the longest streak of his career. But Demovsky thinks that streak ends on Sunday.
From ESPN: RODGERS AND THE PACKERS’ OFFENSE WILL FINALLY BUST OUT WITH 300-PLUS PASSING YARDS.
RODGERS HAS A STREAK OF 12 STRAIGHT GAMES WITH LESS THAN 300 YARDS PASSING (THE LONGEST STREAK OF HIS CAREER), BUT THE LIONS’ DEFENSE HAS BEEN A BROKEN DAM.
DETROIT IS ALLOWING 32.1 POINTS PER GAME, AND THEIR 225 POINTS ALLOWED IS THE SECOND-MOST BY ANY LIONS TEAM IN THEIR FIRST SEVEN GAMES OF A SEASON. If that streak doesn’t end this week against the Lions, I’m not sure it will end at all this season.
This is a massive game for the Packers. It will likely determine the direction the team goes in the rest of the season. Rodgers absolutely has to show why he’s the defending NFL MVP on Sunday against the Lions.