Lions at Packers Betting Preview: Packers (-6/-110), Lions (+6/-110)
Adrian Peterson was the surprising featured back for the Lions in Week 1, but Detroit coughed up a 17-point lead and lost to the Bears on three fourth-quarter TD passes from Mitchell Trubisky.
Aaron Rodgers had four TD passes last week and his history against the Lions paints Green Bay as favorites, especially with the state of the secondary in Detroit. Rookie third overall pick Jeff Okudah didn’t play last week with a hamstring injury but could return, though the depth chart is a milquetoast alignment of best available behind him because of a rash of leg injuries.
Matt Stafford has gone five straight against Green Bay without an interception. He had 297 passing yards in Week 1 without top receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring). The Lions’ offensive line gave up seven QB pressures last week. Stafford has been sacked nine times in his past four games against Green Bay.
Green Bay Packers
Rodgers has 41 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 20 career games in this matchup and multiple TD passes in eight of the past nine meetings. There is already a hole to fill up front with guard Lane Taylor (knee) out for the season, but also promising signs that Davante Adams won’t be the lone threat for the Packers this season.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling scored a touchdown last week and dropped another sure score that could have put his numbers off the charts at Minnesota.
The Packers have the personnel to make life difficult for Stafford. In particular, Green Bay’s secondary appears to be on the rise behind a pass rush bolstered by the addition of Rashan Gary.
Lions at Packers Betting Pick for Week 2
We are aware of the Lions’ recent history for keeping things close in this series: Seven of the last eight in this series in which Rodgers played were decided by one score.
Detroit would love to play keepaway from Rodgers with a stable of running backs capable of carrying the load, but Green Bay jumps on top early and never eases from the accelerator to improve to 2-0.
Lions at Packers Betting Pick:
Packers 30, Lions 20
Lions at Packers Best Bet for Sept. 20, 2020
Plain and simple, Rodgers feasts on the Lions. Detroit’s dinged-up secondary is a factor but the laser focus from the Packers’ quarterback last week is a signal to the rest of the NFL – and maybe Green Bay management – he’s far from done. Rodgers’ passing totals from the past three meetings with Detroit that he started and finished: 323, 283, 442.
Lions at Packers Best Bet: Rodgers over 301 passing yards (+200)
–Field Level Media