The Detroit Lions have just one game left on the 2021 schedule. After last week’s blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks, they move to 2-13-1 and play host to the first-place Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers comes to town again to finish the 2021 regular season and put the Detroit Lions to bed. While the Lions may not end up seeing Rodgers, who may be on the sidelines this coming weekend, it’s still going to be an upward battle this Sunday.
It’s no shock to what the news cycle is like in Green Bay right now; Rodgers is at the forefront once again for comments from an MVP voter calling Rodgers a bum and a jerk. But in Week 18, the Lions should just be concerned with playing hard for 60 minutes one last time.
Looking ahead to this weekend, it could be another rough situation for the Lions, who may be without quarterback Jared Goff who remains probable with his knee injury sustained during the shocking win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Detroit Lions are looking to quiet the explosive Green Bay Packers offense.
When it comes to the Lions and their matchup this Sunday, they will have to do plenty to slow this Packers offense. Wide receiver Davante Adams has quickly vaulted himself into a good position to be considered one of the league’s elite receivers if he’s not the top dog already.
Adams will run wild in the Lions’ secondary this Sunday if defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn cannot contain both him and Aaron Jones. Over the last four games, the Lions have averaged, allowing almost 35 points per game. This could be problematic for this weekend if the Packers’ offense continues to operate how they have been.
Jones has been on a tear as well, running for touchdowns, catching passes out of the backfield as well, and being the all-purpose weapon that Rodgers needs. Not to mention battery mate A.J. Dillon who adds even more to the Packers’ offense.
The Lions are going to have their work cut out for them. While the looks of the Lions’ injury report are better than it has been, the Lions will have some absences this weekend, it seems. Besides the looks of another blowout loss, with or without Rodgers, there’s always something to look for in the betting odds.
Detroit Lions betting odds, spread, and prediction
According to WynnBET, the Green Bay Packers are favored by 3.5 points at the time of writing this betting preview. With the -3.5 point line favoring the Packers, the Over/Under is set at 44.5 points on the game.
Prediction: Looking at this Sunday’s matchup, it’s hard to think the Lions will be within three points of the Packers. I like the Packers -3.5, Moneyline, as well as the over of 44.5 total points. Even in a clash of backup quarterbacks, I think the Packers’ offense is just going to overwhelm the Lions’ defense.