Somewhat surprisingly, the Green Bay Packers (6-3) are only favoured by three points when they head to Detroit to take on the Lions (4-5). The Packers are starting to get hot after a slow start to the season. After losing three out of the first five, they are starting to hit their stride. The Pack has won the last four games before its bye by double figure margins.
Coming off a bye and wanting to take advantage of a loss by the Chicago Bears, first place in the NFC North, the Packers will be a tough call for a Detroit team that has continued to blow hot and cold, even though they are playing at home.
The game is a bit of a must-win for the Lions’ slim playoff hopes. Lose, and while not mathematically eliminated, it would be difficult for them to secure even a wildcard spot. This may make them play better than they have in recent weeks but it is still a big ask.