The Green Bay Packers are set to travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions in a week nine divisional matchup. The Packers come into the game with a record of 3-5 and are tied with the Chicago Bears for second place in the NFC North. The Packers have had a very disappointing start to their season, and if they do not get things back on track soon, it will be too late for them to make a postseason run. On the flip side, the Detroit Lions enter the contest with an abysmal 1-6 record which is good for last place in the NFL. With this, they are also in last in the NFC North as well. It is clear that the Lions are tanking for the number one pick this season, and with the young pieces they have on their offense, it makes perfect sense to do so. While this game may not pop out when looking at the weekly NFL schedule, with the way that the Packers have been preforming thus far, it would not be shocking at all if this ends up being a close game.
Green Bay Packers Look to Finally Get Their Season Back on Track In Winnable Game Against Divisional Rival
As previously mentioned, the Packers have looked like a shell of themselves this season. Without Devante Adams on the roster, the Packers passing attack has grinded to a hault and up to this point, no wide receiver on the team has stepped up to attempt to fill the huge hole on the team. Despite this, it appears that the Packers are rather content with the receiving core they have. Although they made an offer of a second round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Chase Claypool, the Packers were outbid by their divisional rival the Chicago Bears.
The Lions have looked terrible on the defensive end through the first half of the season, and this could be the same that things finally begin to click for Green Bay on offense. However, they have had plenty of opportunities to get back on track earlier on in the season, and it still has not happened. Despite this, there is still a wide enough talent gap between the two rosters that they Packers should be able to bring home a win and potentially hold second place in the NFC North outright.
Detroit Lions Look to Pull Off Trap Game Through Their Rebuilding Struggles
Despite Detroit being the worst team in football through the first half of the year, there are still some bright spots on the team. They have a very talented running back duo and a promising receiver in Amon-Ra St. Brown. With the Packers defense doing the heavy lifting for the team thus far, this will be an uphill battle for the Lions, however, if they can continue to force Green Bay to struggle on offesne, it could end up being anyones game to win.