Shack and the Hack’s game of the week
Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers
Shack: This game has a lot riding on it for both teams, but particularly for the Lions, who are on their way to shedding the “same ol’ Lions” theme. Winning against the Packers at Lambeau Field for the first time since 1991 (I was born in 1992) would put that theme away for good and would bring the Lions to 3-0 in the NFC North. Among other things, a win at Lambeau would show that the Lions are legit playoff contenders, but in order to do so they have to play consistently for four quarters, something they have yet to do. I think this is the Lions best chance to beat the Packers, they have a ton of confidence, the trio of Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush, and Matthew Stafford have been unstoppable, and the defense has been spectacular in forcing pressure and creating turnovers. On the flip side, the Packers are coming into the game fresh off a bye week and they have had extra time to game plan for Bush and Johnson. The Lions have their weapons, and the Packers have theirs, the best quarterback in football in Aaron Rodgers, Randell Cobb, and Jordy Nelson, and a much improved run game. This game, much like every other NFL game, will come down to who turns the ball over least. I think the Lions will come to play Sunday and give the Packers a run for their money.
Prediction: Lions win 35-33
Prediction: Lions-38 Sacking the Pack-24.
Record so far this season
The Hack: 7-1