Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers: Lions aim to keep pace with Packers in NFC North

When the Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, exclusively live on Sky Sports Action and Main Event the battle for the NFC North heats up.

This is what to expect…
Detroit (2-1-1) are coming from an early bye and have only been beaten by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs – in a 34-30 thriller in Week Four.
Before that match, the Lions defeat the Chargers in the home kicked off his year at Arizona and amazed the Eagles. They stay one of only five teams in the NFC who are yet to achieve two losses but are the sole NFC North team that has not had a branch game.
The Packers (4-1) stand alone at the peak of the North, also opened up the season with 2 division wins – at the Bears and in the home to the Vikings.
Their one blemish came to a Thursday night when they were defeated at home their two wins came from the Broncos in Lambeau and over the Cowboys in Dallas last week, and from the unfavoured Philadelphia Eagles in Week Four.
Lions QB Matthew Stafford is with a excellent season. His quarterback rating is in a career-high markers (102.6) plus he has pitched eight touchdowns to just two picks. Additionally, the last time he took his group at Week 17 – into Lambeau last time, the Lions blew the Packers 31-0 out. He wont be intimidated.
We believed running back Kerryon Johnson would be greatly featured for Detroit, but he has only handled 62.8 metres per game on the ground and two total TDs all year. Instead, the Lions have had lots of success – the two Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay have over 240 receiving yards. Jones has dropped 15.4 yards per grab, while Golladay has four scores at four games.
Lions cornerback Darius Slay is anticipated to start although questionable, and he is a ball-hawk in the secondary. He could make life difficult for Packers game.
Aaron Rodgers was brilliant from the Lions at 18 career starts. Hes got a 13-5 record along with a 109.0 passer rating, the highest of any quarterback with a minimum of five starts against Detroit since 1950. The 35-year-old has experienced a relatively quiet start to the season by his standards just six touchdowns (and one pick) – but hes been efficient. Hes able to lighting the Lions up at any time.
Rodgers is without his top goal, Davante Adams, so it all ran Aaron Jones – both in the passing and the rushing game. Jones was the top recipient – with seven grabs for 75 yards, and then he scored four touchdowns on the ground, getting 107 yards on 19 carries. It might be all Jones weekly.
The Packers have regressed and began strong, but are still all becoming contributions from all over. Blake Martinez is second in the league in tackles (55), Preston Smith (5.5 sacks) and also ZaDarius Smith (5.0) are bringing the heat on the pass rush, and they have playmakers in the second. But, rookie Darnell Savage is going to be missed – hes out with this one.

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