2019 NFL – Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions taking place? Sunday 29th December, 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions taking place? Ford Field, Detroit

What is the expected weather for Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions? -1c with the risk of rain and snow, so the roof is certain to be closed

What television channel is Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Detroit Lions 22-23 Green Bay Packers

THE TEAM NEWS

GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Green Bay Packers won their fourth match in a row on Monday night as they beat divisional rival Minnesota Vikings to seal the NFC North for the first time since 2016 and they know that a victory in Week 17 against Detroit Lions will see them receive a bye before their playoff opener at Lambeau Field.
  • They still have an outside chance of sealing the number one seed if the 49ers lose to Seattle and the Packers win here, while the New Orleans Saints are hot on their heels so they need to win to ensure the bye and have a chance of being first seed.
  • Aaron Jones was the star of the show in the win over the Vikings and he has a chance to break the 1,000 rushing mark with 16 more yards in this game and to add to the impressive 19 touchdowns he has scored so far as the Packers are unlikely to rest any of their key men for this final regular season game.

DETROIT LIONS

  • Detroit Lions come into this final match of the 2019 season having lost their last eight games in a row and while head coach Matt Patricia and his staff have been confirmed for next season, the pressure is firmly on them to build towards a playoff charge next season.
  • They come off a 27-17 loss against the Denver Broncos in Week 16 and they continue to struggle offensively with David Blough not convincing in the quarterback role as they still sorely miss the absent Matthew Stafford.
  • In the defeat to the Broncos, they lost another linebacker to injury as Jahlani Tavai left the game in the first half and will be out for some time so that is a further blow with fellow starting LBs Jarrad Davis and Christian Jones already on the injured reserve list.

THE PREDICTION

The Green Bay Packers have their spot in the playoffs already sealed but they are vying for a bye and the first seed place so they will continue to play hard in this Week 17 matchup. Detroit Lions are playing the season out and will be happy when it is over as they are in the midst of an eight-match losing streak. That will likely be extended here as the Packers are flying and with the Lions missing several regulars through injury, Green Bay could inflict a heavy defeat.

TSZ Latest