Week 17 Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
|Name||Record To-Date||This Week’s Pick||Score Prediction|
|Kris Burke||10-5||Green Bay Packers||27-24(OT)|
|Detroit has needed a lot of fourth quarter heroics to even be in this position. They face the mother of all tests facing the Packers at Lambeau. These are not the Lions under Jim Schwartz so this not resemble anything close to a cakewalk. Look for Rodgers to lead the final drive for a field goal in overtime after both defenses get initial stops.|
|“Jersey” Al Bracco||11-4||Green Bay Packers||27-19|
|The losing streak for Detroit at Lambeau Field continues as the Packers defense stiffens in the red zone to hold the Lions to field goals. Meanwhile, The Packers offense will get off to another Lambeau fast start and then chew up the clock in the second half.|
|Adam Czech||12-3||Green Bay Packers||44-17|
|It’s been a while since the Packers blew someone out of the water at Lambeau. I think that changes on Sunday. The Packers’ offense is more diversified than they were when Detroit shut it down in week three. The defense is also more than capable of containing a ho-hum Lions offense. Bring on the playoff bye.|
|Thomas Hobbes||11-4||Green Bay Packers||31-27|
|Both teams are desperate for the win but luckily the Packers are at home. If the offensive line can continue to keep Rodgers upright, I think he can expose the Lions secondary, which has not fared well against better quarterbacks.|
|Chad Toporski||11-4||Green Bay Packers||30-24|
|This is going to be a tough game, and I fully expect the Packers to end up with more field goals than we’d like them to take. I think you’ll see both teams playing at a very high level; unfortunately for the Lions, that gives the Packers the edge. My prediction is that the defense will come through with a 4th quarter stop to prevent Detroit from stealing the lead and a win.|
|Jason Perone||12-3||Green Bay Packers||28-21|
|The Packers defense has upheld their end of the bargain lately and this week, Aaron Rodgers faces arguably his most important regular season home game ever. Beating the Bears in ’10 was a must-win, but with a likely #2 seed on the line, this game might as well be if these Packers want a chance at Arizona in early February. Rodgers doesn’t disappoint and the Packers complete a perfect season at home. Detroit already lost their idiot starting center due to his being himself so the Lions don’t quite have the mojo working in their favor so far. As the saying goes: Lions gon’ Lion.|
|Jay Hodgson||11-4||Green Bay Packers||24-14|
|I don’t put any stock in the whole losing streak that blew up Twitter with the #LastTimeTheLionsWon hashtag. Every team is different year-to-year, and even week-to-week. The Packers play their best ball in Lambeau, and they’re up to the challenge in this playoff-like game.|
|Mike Reuter||1-0||Green Bay Packers||30-14|
|The Detroit Lions are the kind of team that is built to beat the Green Bay Packers. A physical defense with a strong front four that has the ability to rush the passer and stop the run as well as a high potential offense in both the pass and run game. It would not surprise me at all if the Packers lost this game. Coach McCarthy is a cocky SOB though and I love him for that. I get the feeling that the Packers will assert their dominance on Detroit by showing they can throw the ball on them, after all the Packers have been facing lots of defenses rushing 4 and dropping 7 lately, they’re used to it. As well as try to prove a point that they can run on anyone, including the NFL leading rush defense at a fantastic 3.1 yards per carry allowed. Detroit has the potential to beat anyone, but typically look very pedestrian and they rarely put together a game like they did in week 3 against the Packers. Plus you know, the whole Packers have been great at home this season, the weather is going to be great, and there are players on each team’s roster that were not alive the last time the Lions won in Wisconsin. For those reasons I will take the Packers, the number two seed, and a first round bye for 500 Alex.|
|Cory Jennerjohn||12-3||Green Bay Packers||27-16|
|The Lions are built for the fast track of Ford Field. Their defensive line will be slowed on a chilly afternoon in Lambeau. The Packers must be consistent with the run early, even if it may not always work. Even with an injured calf, Aaron Rodgers is still better than 3/4 of the quarterbacks in this league and that includes Matthew Stafford.|
|Andy Burch||11-4||Green Bay Packers||24-20|
|I think this is a game where whichever team is at home will win. So I believe the Packers will win. Hopefully the xoffense gets back on track and the defense continues to play well. I do think that Davon House being out could be a problem, he is our best corner that matches up with Megatron. Hopefully the offense gets it going so they can gain some confidence heading into the bye to most likely play the Cowboys.|
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7 thoughts on “Lions vs. Packers 2014 Week 17 Predictions from AllGBP.com”
Matthew Stafford on the road this season:
@CAR 291yd, 1TD, 1INT
@ATL (neutral field) 325-2-1
I think the Lions could win this game, but it would be predicated on their defense dominating the LOS and their running game controlling TOP and wearing out the Packer D. That said, their running game ranks 27th in the league at just under 90 yd/g and 3.5 ypc. Subtract two starting OL, and I don’t see it happening. Packers 27, Lions 20.
I agree they will need to rely on the run game which will be tough when you’re missing multiple offensive lineman. Matthew Stafford has never beaten a team over .500 on the road, let alone without a decent run game. Not to mention Stafford has played 5,066 career snaps and 5,064 of them have come from Dominic Raiola.
This game is going to be tough for Detroit and if the Packers can get their offense going, I don’t see how Detroit can keep up.
I fear this will be another Buffalo game because of their great defense. Having said that I feel Green Bay still manages to eek out a win. Green Bay 31- Detroit 13
This game is about the Packers OL. If they continue to play as they have since the bye week the Packers will win this game. Couple that with an improving Packer’s defense and the Lions have a very difficult game on their hands. I like the Pack 34 – 19. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since ’61
Maybe this can be interesting: This season from 16 games allgbp.com authors/writers picked Green Bay winning unanimously in 9 weeks (Jets, Vikings 2×, Miami, Panthers, Bears 1×, Falcons, TB & Lions). Only against Patriots there was more vote for Packers opponent then for Packers. What is also interesting is that all previous 8 games when voting was unanimously Packers won (this Lions voting we do not know the outcome yet). Rest 3 Packers winnings was against Bears, Eagles & Patriots.
Maybe authors should vote always unanimously for Packers win?
Why am I not worried at all about this game? Maybe it’s because it’s a division game and we have owned this division for most of the last 25 years. It’s not going to change against Detroit. At home. Pack rolls 31-13.
I’m thinking I might be more interested in the Seachickens/Rams game by about 5PM Lambeau tomorrow.
You stole my score Bearmeat!!
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