Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers: SLR Staff Predictions

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Zac Snyder – The Lions know they have a turnover problem and need to take better care of the ball. That focus, combined with facing an opponent that is among the league’s worst at creating turnovers, should allow the Lions to play a more mistake-free game. Lions 30, Packers 20

Braden Shackelford – The Lions have to get after the quarterback and make Matt Flynn get the ball out quick. Speeding up Flynn’s decision making will pay dividends to a Lions secondary that is struggling and potentially missing veteran cornerback Chris Houston.

Offensively, the Lions just need to take care of the ball. Do those two things and the Lions win against a beat up division rival on turkey day. With that said can we really count on this team to do what it takes to win? I’m not so sure. To take a quote from my Pursuit of the NFC North Crown article, which features weekly game breakdowns on SideLion every Tuesday, This team needs to decide now if they are going to take the division on Thanksgiving and never look back, or waste their talent away and blow another season.
So far the Lions’ play hasn’t shown that they are serious contenders this year. Packers win 28-24

Marty Medvedik – Don’t fall for it, Ndumakong, don’t fall for the trap set by the hunter. Josh Sitton is setting a trap for number 90 and anyone else on that team hoping that they will respond with a retaliatory penalty about his comments this week. Desperate teams take desperate measures. Both team’s seasons are on the line here, and for once the Detroit Lions have the upper hand – it’s not by much – which is why this is so important to both parties involved. Before the game starts, Matt Flynn should personally present each Lion defensive player that’s still on the team from 2011, a pre-game ceremonial gold watch for getting him that uber rich contract for beating the Lions with a couple of thousand yards passing for the game. I have nothing to say about the Lions except they had better win. Lions 28, Packers 17.

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