GREEN BAY (7-4) at DETROIT (4-7)
Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, CBS/NFL Network
OPENING LINE – Packers by 5
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Packers 6-5, Lions 4-7
SERIES RECORD – Packers lead 95-68-7
LAST MEETING – Lions beat Packers 18-16, Nov. 14, 2015
LAST WEEK – Packers lost to Bears 17-13; Lions beat Eagles 45-14
AP PRO32 RANKING – Packers No. 9, Lions No. 21
PACKERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (10), PASS (23).
PACKERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (21), RUSH (23) PASS (18).
LIONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (23), RUSH (31T), PASS (7).
LIONS DEFENSE – OVERALL (18), RUSH (22), PASS (16).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -Lions have won three of four in series for first time since Oct. 15, 1998-Oct. 8, 2000, and can sweep Packers in season series for first time since 1991 with win Thursday night. … Lions beat Green Bay on road in last meeting for first time since Dec. 15, 1991. … Packers QB Aaron Rodgers 10-3 against Detroit as starter with 24 TDs and five INTs. … Rodgers completing 60.5 percent of passes, lowest percentage in eight years as starter, and has lowest rating (97.4) since 2008. … Green Bay RB Eddie Lacy has run for 100-plus yards last two games on average of 19.5 carries after averaging 10 carries and 38.5 yards rushing in first eight games. … Packers WR Davante Adams has five receptions for 50 yards in two games since setting career high with 10 receptions and 79 yards receiving against Detroit. … Green Bay LB Julius Peppers has team-high six sacks, only player with 100-plus sacks and 10-plus interceptions in league history. … Lions have won three straight after starting 0-5 and 1-7. … Lions QB Matthew Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson matched career highs with five TD passes and three TD catches, respectively, last week against Philadelphia. … Detroit's Theo Riddick has 10 catches for 134 yards and TD over last two games and 55 receptions this season, most by NFL RB. … Lions LB Stephen Tulloch has team-high 75 tackles, going into first home game against Packers since tearing left ACL after making play against them at Ford Field last year. … Detroit DE Ezekiel Ansah has 9 1/2 sacks in eight games and career-high 11 1/2 this year, trailing only Houston's J.J. Watt. … Fantasy Tip: Stafford worth starting because of comfort with new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. In four games with Cooter, Stafford averaging 270 yards passing, two TDs and fewer than one INT.
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- Aaron Rodgers
- Calvin Johnson
- Davante Adams
- Detroit Lions
- Eddie Lacy
- Ezekiel Ansah
- Green Bay Packers
- J.J. Watt
- Julius Peppers
- Matthew Stafford
- Stephen Tulloch
- Theo Riddick