The Detroit Lions will try and bounce back as they face NFC North divisional rivals the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night NFL football. This NFL pro football game will kick off from Green Bay on Sunday at 8:20PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC TV.
The betting odds from Sunday Night Football opened with the home team Green Bay Packers favored by -7 points with an over under line of 52 points. Early money has shown on the side of the road team as Green Bay is now favored by -6 ½ points. The over under has moved down a full point to a current total of 51 points.
This will be the second and final regular season meeting this year between the Lions and Packers. On November 18th it was the Packers with the 24-20 road win against Detroit as a -3 point betting favorite. The game went under 53 ½ points. NFL Trend: Green Bay Packers are 3-0 to the under in their past three games. Green Bay has owned Detroit with three straight wins and nine wins in their past ten meetings.
Detroit has lost four straight to fall to 4-8 on the year. They come off the 35-33 home defeat last week to the Indianapolis Colts as a -7 point betting favorite. The total went over 51 ½ points. The Lions blows a 33-21 lead by allowing two touchdowns in the final 2 ½ minutes. The team put up 451 yards of offense with 138 coming from their run game on 29 rushes. They had one turnover and took three away from Indianapolis. Matthew Stafford hit on 27 of 46 passes for 313 yards with two touchdowns and one pick. Stafford has 16 touchdowns and 11 picks on the year. Calvin Johnson caught 13 passes for 171 yards with a touchdown. Detroit allowed the Colts offense to produce 459 yards with 87 from their ground game on 18 attempts. At 4-8 the Lions trail the Seahawks by three games with five to play for the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC. They are second in the league in total offense with 416 yards per game. During this four game losing streak the defense has unraveled by allowing nearly 32 points per game.
Green Bay improves to 8-4 on the year after a 23-14 home win last week against the Minnesota Vikings as a -7 point betting favorite. The game went under 47 points. The Packers overcome a 14-10 halftime deficit by outscoring the Vikings 13-0 in the second half. Their offense put up 435 offensive yards with 152 coming from their run game on 36 rushes. They had one turnover and took two from Minnesota. Aaron Rodgers hit on 27 of 35 passes for 286 yards with a touchdown and pick. Green Bay allowed the Vikings offense put up 359 offensive yards with 240 from their ground attack on 26 tries. The Packers sit tied with the Chicago Bears in the NFC North divisional race with five games left to be played. Green Bay has won six of their past seven games.