Week 2 Preview: Packers vs. Lions


Last week the Green Bay Packers cruised to a 43-34 victory over the Minnesota Vikings to start the season 1-0. This week the Packers have another division opponent with a date with the Detroit Lions in Lambeau Field, but it shouldn’t stop them from going 2-0.

The Lions (0-1) are coming off an embarrassing loss against the Chicago Bears (1-0) where they were leading 20-3 heading into the fourth quarter. The Bears came back to win 24-20 as the Lions had a late chance to win but rookie running back D’Andre Swift dropped a pass in the endzone.

The Lions are heading to Green Bay banged up. Their star wide receiver Kenny Golladay will miss his second game of the season, cornerback Desmond Trufant and guard Joe Dahl out, then tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai is trending towards out.

It seems like the Packers are in for a big game this week, especially after Aaron Rodgers exploded with 364 yards and four touchdowns, and Davante Adams’ performance with 156 yards and two touchdowns on 14 receptions.

The Packers are battling some injuries but not as bad as the Lions. Defensive tackle Kenny Clark and wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown are out, while Billy Turner, Raven Greene, and Montravius Adams are questionable.

The Packers hope to stay hot offensively by taking advantage of the injuries on the Lions and going up against rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah. Defensively, the Packers look to improve after allowing 34 points to the Vikings. Nonetheless, the Packers are expected to improve to 2-0.


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