GREEN BAY (6-3) at DETROIT (4-5)
KICKOFF: Sunday, noon., FOX.
OPENING LINE: Packers by 3.
RECORD VS. SPREAD: Green Bay 4-5; Detroit 4-5.
SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 93-65-7.
AP PRO32 RANKING: Packers No. 6; Lions No. 18.
LAST MEETING: Packers beat Lions 45-41, Jan. 1.
LAST WEEK: Packers had bye; Lions lost to Vikings 34-24.
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has 25 TDs and first in NFL with 25 or more in team's first nine games in two different seasons. ... Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passed for franchise-record 520 yards in last meeting with Packers. WR Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 244 yards. ... Green Bay LB Clay Matthews will miss game with hamstring injury. ... Detroit's Joique Bell is third among RBs with 307 yards receiving. ... Packers CB Casey Hayward leads all rookies with four INTs. ... Green Bay CB Tramon Williams has 15 INTs since 2010, including playoffs - tied for most in NFL. ... Lions DL Cliff Avril is one of five players in league with 15 or more sacks and six or more forced fumbles since 2011. ... Lions only team in NFL without any runs of at least 20 yards. ... Packers second in league in passer rating in blitz situations. ... Detroit has 22 drives of 10 plays or more, tied with New England for most in league. ... Lions have outscored opponents 24-0 in two-minute offense situations. Packers have been outscored 23-3. ... Green Bay's Randall Cobb only player in NFL with 500 or more yards on kick returns, 500 or more receiving, 200 or more on punt returns and 50 or more rushing. ... Since 2010, Detroit's Brandon Pettigrew third among NFL TEs with 196 catches. ... Lions second in league in first downs with 223. ... Detroit has allowed 85 points from outside red zone. League average 58.
INJURY REPORTS: PACKERS — Out: WR Greg Jennings (abdomen); LB Clay Matthews (hamstring); Andrew Quarless (knee); CB Charles Woodson (collarbone). Questionable: LB Terrell Manning (shoulder); CB Sam Shields (ankle). Probable: WR Donald Driver (thumb); FB John Kuhn (hamstring); T.J. Lang (elbow/wrist); DE Mike Neal (ankle); WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring/foot); TE Ryan Taylor (chest); RB Johnny White (illness); TE D.J. Williams (hamstring); DE Jerel Worthy (concussion). LIONS — Out: S Amari Spievey (concussion); DT Corey Williams (knee). Doubtful: S Louis Delmas (knee). Questionable: CB Chris Houston (ankle); WR Calvin Johnson (knee). Probable: DE Cliff Avril (back/concussion); S Erik Coleman (ankle); K Jason Hanson (left foot); LB Ashlee Palmer (chest); WR Titus Young (knee).
PACKER REPORT PREDICTION (7-2): This game will be all about the pass rush. Can the Packers, with their reshuffled offensive line, protect Rodgers so he can tear apart an injury-plagued Lions secondary so desperate it signed Pat Lee? Can the Packers, playing without Matthews, get enough pressure on Stafford? The Packers’ secondary is infinitely better than it was when Stafford tore it to shreds at Lambeau Field last year but the defensive backs can’t cover forever. Even in their turnaround season last year, the Lions went 0-5 against teams with winning records. They’re 1-4 this year – with the win being against Seattle, which at 6-4 really should be 5-5 and, therefore, wouldn’t have a winning record, either. Packers 34, Lions 24.