Packers vs. Lions Week 3 Game Predictions from All Green Bay Packers All the Time
Week 3 Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 2-0 Detroit Lions 35-28
 This is a vote of no confidence in the defense until proven otherwise. I think the second half against the Jets was an aberration and the unit really is that bad. It will be tight throughout and the defense completely falls apart on the last drive, giving the Lions a last minute win.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 2-0 Green Bay Packers 24-20
Key for the Packers will be to force a few turnovers. Pressure Stafford, force him into a mistake or two and the game is theirs. Otherwise, it’s a toss-up.
Adam Czech 2-0 Green Bay Packers 33-30
 I’ve gone back-and-forth on this game all week. The Lions offense could easily run/pass the Packers defense out of the building. Aaron Rodgers might throw for 500 yards against this terrible Lions’ secondary. In the end, I settled on the Packers because I think they’ll do just enough to slow down the Lions’ front four and Mason Crosby will finally hit a late game-winner.
Thomas Hobbes 1-1 Green Bay Packers 31-24
 The Lions are kind of like the Jets, only better.  On offense, the Packers will likely have the same issues of getting enough yardage on the ground and keeping Aaron Rodgers upright; however Rodgers can pick apart the Lions defensive secondary.  On defense, the Packers have to deal with really only one wide receiver (Decker/Johnson) and a couple good but not great running backs (CJ?K-Ivory/Bush-Bell).  As long as the Packers don’t find themselves in a hole early they will win this one.
Chad Toporski 1-1 Detroit Lions 38-35
 I’m expecting a shoot-out this week, with the Lions kicking a game-winning field goal in the final minute. I’m normally more optimistic, but I just don’t see this Packers defense getting it together in time to stop a balanced and explosive Lions attack.
Jason Perone 2-0 Green Bay Packers 34-31
Like Adam, I’ve swayed on this game all week.  Which Packers team comes to Detroit?  The one we saw in the second half vs. the Jets or the one that stumbled out of the gate in the same game?  Aaron Rodgers and the offense should get some good yardage through the air but can the defense uphold its end of the bargain?  Tramon Williams had an Optimus Prime shirt on during practice this week and they seem up to the task.  Packers in a close one.
Jay Hodgson 2-0 Detroit Lions 41-21
 The Lions finally have a legitimate receiving threat opposite of Calvin Johnson, and the Packers haven’t convinced me yet this season that they can shut down a passing game over an entire game. The Lions will score a lot of points on Sunday, and the Packers have to keep pace. They have the ability to keep pace if they can keep the Lions’ pass rush off Aaron Rodgers. I fear the Lions’ front seven and loud crowd noise in the dome will doom the Packers, unfortunately.
Cory Jennerjohn 2-0 Detroit Lions 31-27
Even though the Packers are 8-4 at Ford Field, it always seems like the Packers and Lions play weird games there. From the 2003 Thanksgiving game that saw Jason Hanson kick five field goals to the 7-3 score in 2010 when Aaron Rodgers left in the first half due to a concussion. The Packers linebackers will be tested in this game because the Lions are throwing to their running backs 31 percent of the time. And there’s also that Calvin Johnson guy.
Andy Burch 1-1 Green Bay Packers 34-24
 I have no idea what to expect from the Packers defense, I bet Calvin Johnson will get at least 100 yards receiving, but other than that, the Packers could contain all of the other Lions weapons, that doesn’t mean they will, though. There won’t be any running room for the Packers for the third week in a row, so that means Rodgers will have to do it on his own. If he’s on his game, which I think he will be, then the Packers come out with a win. If Rodgers is off, then it could be a long game.



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2 thoughts on “Packers vs. Lions Week 3 Game Predictions from

  1. Packers will have to score on every possession in this game. With a Caper’s defense Detroit will tear them to shreds.

    Detroit can deactivate the punter as he will not be needed.

    Don’t want this to happen but what has the defense showed the last three plus years other than they can’t get off the field?

    Bye Bye Capers!


  2. Packers MUST take care of the football and pressure the QB. Stafford will make some Favre-esque plays (both good and bad) and the Lions will turn over the ball at least twice. Win the turnover battle and I think the Packers win today.

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