|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The NFC North 2nd ranked Green Bay Packers challenge the NFC North 4th ranked Detroit Lions this weekend in Detroit. The Detroit Lions could be without cornerback Alphonso Smith, who leads Detroit with five interceptions, for what coach Jim Schwartz said, via MLive.com on Monday night, could be "long term". NFC North games can be tough and Aaron Rodgers will have to deal with quarterback killer, Ndamukong Suh in this game against the Detroit Lions. Suh has instilled fear in every quarterback he has faced. Even Tom Brady struggled in the first half of his game as attempted to elude Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch up front.
Aaron Rodgers and his depleted Green Bay Packers offense has struggled at times this season but they have prevailed in the end. At 8-4 the Green Bay Packers are just one game behind the surprising Chicago Bears. Rodgers still has a decent arsenal to choose from at wide receiver. Jordy Nelson has been a surprise receiver that always makes the critical catch but Donald Driver and Greg Jennings are still the go to receivers when the game is on the line.
Ndamukong Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch are the Detroit Lions defense this season. On the edges the defense has room for improvement but they are still holding opposing quarterbacks to just 223 yards per game. the run defense is also a weak spot on this Detroit Lions defense. Sports betting fans should know they are yielding over 128 yards per game on the ground. The Green Bay Packers offense has the edge over the Detroit Lions defense.
Sportsbook lists the Packers as the 7 point road favorites this weekend with the total over under at 47.
A third string quarterback and a third string running back makes for a difficult game for the Detroit Lions offense. They have been in games all season regardless of the quarterback or running back this season but the Green Bay Packers defense is tough. Calvin Johnson is the star of this team as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL but he cannot do it all for the Detroit Lions. The Detroit Lions are passing for over 250 yards per game but they cannot break the 100 yards per game average on the ground.
The Green Bay Packers defense is one of the toughest in the NFL and one of the most underrated. Clay Mathews is the motor of this defense and when he has an off day it is rough sledding for this team. Mathews is one of the best linebackers in the NFL and is just as comfortable blitzing the quarterback as he is in coverage against some of the best receivers in the NFL.