A good old NFC North showdown will be on tap this coming Sunday at Lambeau Field, as the Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions. The Packers are gunning for their second win in a row to open the season, while the Lions are eyeing to break into the win column after a loss in Week 1.
Betting Preview for the Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers Regular Season Week 2 Game on September 20, 2020
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
When: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Detroit Lions (+5.5)
Regular Season Record: 0-1
Matt Patricia must not be feeling any better of his job security in Detroit after the Lions blew a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter and lost to the Chicago Bears last Sunday, 27-23. The Lions also squandered lots of huge leads in 2019, and their Week 1 loss showed that that remains to be a trend in Detroit even with Matthew Stafford back in action. After missing a bunch of games in 2019, Stafford passed for 297 yards (24/42) and a touchdown with an interception. Stafford noticeably missed Kenny Golladay’s presence. Golladay was ruled out of Week 1 due to a hamstring injury, but the two could reunite in Week 2. Last season, Golladay had 172 receiving yards on eight receptions in two games against Green Bay. On the bright side, the Lions may have found the answer to their backfield issues in the form of future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson, who had 93 rushing yards on 14 carries against the Bears.
The Lions are 3-0 against the spread in their last three visits to Lambeau Field.
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (-5.5)
Regular Season Record: 1-0
Aaron Rodgers has no plans of handing the keys to the Packers’ offense to Jordan Love. Rodgers made a strong case for his status as Green Bay’s No. 1 quarterback when he passed for 364 yards and four touchdowns without an interception on 32-of-44 completions in the Packers’ 43-34 road win against the Minnesota Vikings. Davante Adams wreaked havoc downfield with 156 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 14 receptions while running back Aaron Jones rushed 16 times for 66 yards and a touchdown. With Rodgers playing like his vintage self in Game 1, he should be a huge threat to embarrass Detroit’s problematic defense in Week 2. The Lions’ secondary, in particular, was ineffective in Week 1, as it got lit up by Mitchell Trubisky, who’s several layers below Rodgers in QB tiers. Trubisky had 242 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Lions, so who’ to say that Rodgers can’t get those numbers — and more — when the Packers host the Lions in Week 2.
The Packers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games.
The Packers win, 37-27.
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