The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions will face each other in their first NFC North matchup of the season, and they are each looking to improve to 2-1.
The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are set to face each other in Week 3, and they each hold a 1-1 record with their first NFC North matches on the horizon.
The Lions will host the Packers after losing to the Carolina Panthers, 24-7, on the road. Quarterback Matthew Stafford fell back to Earth as he was held to one touchdown pass with an interception despite throwing for 291 yards.
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson finished with 83 yards on six receptions. Running back Joique Bell continued to be the feature back in the Lions offense as he led the team in rushing with 36 yards and added six catches with 61 receiving yards.
Meanwhile, the Packers appeared headed for an 0-2 start as they trailed the New York Jets, 21-6. However, they stormed back and won, 31-24.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked like his old self by throwing for 346 yards and three touchdowns, and wide receiver Jordy Nelson exploded with nine catches for 209 yards and a touchdown.
Running back Eddie Lacy continued to look sluggish as he was held to 43 yards on 13 carries, and he will have another tough defensive line to face in the Lions.
The Packers and Lions both have high-octane offenses that are likely to make this game a shootout. Although Rodgers is the superior quarterback, Johnson may prove to be too tough to overcome with Golden Tate opposite him.
The Packers defense will need to step up to stop the Lions offense in what will be a tough road game.
Prediction: Lions 28, Packers 24