Sunday, December 13, 2020, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, 4:25 p.m. ET
Packers at Lions Betting Preview: Packers (-7.5/-110), Lions (+7.5/-110)
Green Bay Packers
The NFC-North leading Packers (9-3) have won four of five behind the duo of quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams, who have connected for touchdowns in each of the past seven games, allowing Adams to match a franchise record.
Rodgers was 25 of 34 for 295 yards and three touchdowns in Green Bay’s 30-16 home win against Philadelphia, giving him 36 scores through the air this season. Rodgers is the first quarterback to throw for at least 35 touchdowns in five seasons and the fastest to 400 career touchdown passes, accomplishing the feat against the Eagles in his 193rd game.
Green Bay, which topped the visiting Lions 42-21 in Week 2, can win the NFC North with a victory and a Minnesota Vikings loss or tie, or a tie and a Vikings loss.
Detroit rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to stun host Chicago 34-30 in Week 13 and pull within one game of the final NFC wild-card spot at 5-7.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford helped the Lions win in interim coach Darrell Bevell’s debut, finishing 27 for 42 for 402 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. The Lions again were without wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip), who has missed the past five games and didn’t practice Wednesday.
The Lions also have been banged up on the offensive line and secondary. Bevell stressed this week that Detroit must play solid fundamentally against a Packers’ team that ranks first in the NFL in points scored (31.6 points per game) and 15th in points allowed (24.9).
Packers at Lions Betting Pick for Week 14
Despite a recent history of slow starts — and, by extension, frenetic finishes — when playing in Detroit, the Packers appear primed to not overlook the Lions, especially with a division title and postseason berth at stake.
While Rodgers and the passing game continue to shine, Green Bay also has found breakthroughs in the ground game, with Aaron Jones averaging 75.4 rushing yards a game following a 130-yard effort against the Eagles that included a late, 77-yard score.
Packers at Lions Betting Pick:
Packers 41, Lions 23
Packers at Lions Best Bet for Week 14
If Adrian Peterson and a running game that anticipates the return of D’Andre Swift (concussion) can get going, Detroit may be able to keep things close. The Packers have allowed 158, 173 and 140 yards on the ground in their three losses. But given the way Rodgers and Co. have been clicking lately — namely the connection with Adams — it’s hard to envision the Packers having many empty possessions against a Lions’ defense that allowed 30 points to the struggling Bears last week.
Packers at Lions Best Bet: OVER 55.5 total points (-106)