The Detroit Lions will face their NFC North divisional rivals, the Green Bay Packers, to end their 2017 regular season in Week 17.
The Detroit Lions season will come to an official end this Sunday as they’ll welcome their divisional rivals, the Green Bay Packers, to Ford Field in Week 17. With the 12-3 Minnesota Vikings dominating the NFC North, both the 8-6 Lions and the 7-5 Packers are completely out of playoff contention.
For the Lions, pride is on the line as Detroit attempts to post their third winning season during the four-year tenure of head coach Jim Caldwell. And they’ll do so against a Packers team that have long dominated the division in the past. This contest will also allow some of the Lions to help pad their stats a bit, as players like wide receiver Golden Tate and defensive end Ziggy Ansah can reach some seasonal milestones in this game.
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The Packers will once again be without quarterback Aaron Rodgers in this game, who was recently and controversially placed back on Injured Reserve once again due to a collarbone injury. In their last meeting, back in Week Nine, the Lions defeated the Packers at Lambeau Field, 30-17.
Here’s What You Need To Know
Game: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Location: Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan
Scheduled Kickoff Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET), 12:00 p.m. (CT), 10:00 a.m. (PT)
TV Network: FOX
Game Announcers: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth
Weather Forecast: Partly Cloudy, Temperatures – High of 12°F, Low of -6°F, with a 10% chance of rain and winds out of the NNW at 7 mph. (Source: weather.com)
Link to Injury Reports: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers