According to US sportsbooks, the Green Bay Packers are four-point home favorites over the Detroit Lions. The Week 6 game will take place on Monday Night Football at 7:20 pm at Lambeau Field. Here are the odds from Xbet.ag, which, by the way, could the answer to the question, where to bet the Super Bowl.
The Packers’ three-game straight-up and against-the-spread winning streak came to an end in a 27-34 home loss to Philadelphia. Green Bay entered that game as 3.5-point chalk, per US sportsbooks. There is no need to dwell on the past, though. In Week 5, it was the Packers’ turn to pull off the upset as a road dog (Oh, you didn’t know? You better call somebody!). Aaron Rodgers went 22 of 34 for 238 yards against the Dallas Cowboys. However, all of Green Bay’s four touchdowns came on the ground. And all of them were scored by the other Aaron — Jones, who rushed for 107 yards on 19 carries.
Green Bay’s defense was awful that day overall, allowing an unforgivable 563 total yards – 441 through the air. But at least they sacked Dak Prescott three times and intercepted him on another three occasions. The Packers came away with the 34-24 win as 3.5-point dogs.
The victory came at a price, however. Green Bay posted its longest injury list of the season yesterday (Thursday, 10th). And it wouldn’t be that bad were it not that Rodgers is one of the 20 players listed. The starting QB was limited in Thursday’s practice. Also limited were DL Montravius Adams, T Bryan Bulaga, DL Kenny Clark, TE Jimmy Graham, CB Kevin King, TE Marcedes Lewis, C Corey Linsley, S Will Redmond, WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and CB Tramon Williams.
Additionally, WR Davante Adams, CB Tony Brown, S Darnell Savage, and TE Robert Tonyan did not participate. And LB Oren Burks, LB Kyler Fackrell, WR Darius Shepherd, LB Za’Darius Smith, and RB Jamaal Williams had full participation in spite of sundry injuries.
Don’t hire the Lions to create a website for you. Because they can’t put three Ws together. Detroit saw their two-game winning streak cut short against Kansas City in Week 4. On the other hand, losing to the Chiefs by just four points was a moral victory – as well as a cover. Especially considering that the Lions’ defense snapped Pat Mahomes’s touchdown-throwing streak. However, they failed to sack or pick the wunderkind. And allowed him 315 passing yards. Offensively, Matt Stafford went 21 of 34 for 291 yards with two TDs and no picks. Marvin Jones had 77 receiving yards and Kenny Golladay added 67 with two scores. Kerryon Johnson lived up to his first name with 125 yards on 25 carries.
The Lions are also dealing with injuries, particularly as it pertains their offensive line. “On Thursday, the Lions had just five defensive linemen on the field: Harrison, Trey Flowers, Romeo Okwara, Kevin Strong and practice squad players John Atkins and Jonathan Wynn,” reports the Detroit Free Press.
Pick: According to US betting sites, Detroit covered three straight games before going on their bye week. The Lions are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a bye week. The Lions’ official website says that Detroit’s passing game versus Green Bay’s secondary is the matchup to watch. Then again, the Lions’ passing game may suffer as a result of an undermanned O-line. On the other hand, Packers fans better hope and pray that Rodgers’s injury is nothing serious. All things being equal, though, I would take Green Bay and the points.
The Leos are seemingly catching some momentum. I watched them against KC, and they stood toe to toe with a championship-caliber team, losing in the last minute against them. Is Patricia resetting the Lions’ ways? We know the guy can call a defense, after all, he was the DC of a Patriots defense that would regularly find ways around the opponent’s strong points while never having top-of-the-shelf players himself. What I was not expecting was the Leos offense amounting to much of anything.
This is a tough game to bet. The Lions have been much improved under Patricia, even though their record doesn’t show it. They will come in with confidence. GB will have their hands full. Oh, and you can’t take Green Bay AND the points. You have to give the points. That would be a much easier bet.
Matt Patricia was judged harshly last season which was bs. How can you judge someone during his first year as head coach? Although i make it no secret that i like what i see in LeFleur, so far. I always say there is a lot of work left to do before any final judgement can be unveiled. Matt Patricia has done some positive things which i’ll get into,,,,after i eat breakfast :)
In totally unrelated news: I hereby deem today fuck it Friday. half ass, half day, full pay.
The Lions have a four game winning streak over the Packers. The Packers haven’t beaten the Lions since the 2016 season. Now, a lot of this has to do with the fact that the Lions faced Brett Hundley and Deshine Kizer in 3 of these games, but I think the Packers win if they don’t make mistakes. Matt Patricia said he’s nervous – I would be too if I have only faced a healthy Aaron Rodgers once and he passed for 450 yards and 3 TDs and the only reason the Packers lost in the one game facing Rodgers was because Crosby missed 4 field goals and Rodgers uncharacteristically fumbled the ball twice.
So – if the Packers keep mistakes down, I think they win this game.
Deep, with all the due respect, it was lazy analysis at the time to say we lost the game because of Crosby. We were within a 12-point difference only because the Leos were letting up and playing to kill the clock. They could have continued scoring, and converted the FGs would have not cut it. They were the far-better team that day.
I don’t follow other teams in detail, but what’s curious to me, is how the Lions defense has backtracked from last season. So i would assume that if Rodgers can connect on more than 4 passes to his wide receivers this game should be kept in hand. I will say again…i think our pass offense is in trouble and maybe they (receivers) can start to figure it out, especially since it sounds like Adams won’t be back, and worse yet, we don’t know when he will be. We didn’t have proven receivers behind Adams before the season, and it should have been addressed then, now here we are.
Besides the defense i’ve always figured what held Detroit back was a lack of running game, under Patricia that has really turned around. Since he took over the Lions run game has gone from last in the league at 73 YPG, to 13th today with an average of 120 YPG. Credit goes to Patricia, maybe because he hired Darrel Bevel who believes in a strong run game.
The biggest reason i think the Packers win this game is because it looks as though Mike “The Monster” Daniels will be out. God help us if he were playing, he’d have revenge on his mind and would absolutely wreck our offense just for spite, more than it is already.
I forgot Mike Daniels played for them, Gute is a genius now. The Smith brothers need to get Matty, without any 15 yard penalties.