In their final game of 2018, the Detroit Lions will travel to chilly Lambeau Field to finish off their regular season against the Green Bay Packers.
Although the Detroit Lions will end 2018 with a losing record and without a playoff bid, that doesn’t mean their final game of the season is meaningless. In a battle against their divisional rivals, the Green Bay Packers, the Lions’ place in the 2019 NFL Draft will be determined.
If the Lions lose against the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, they could guarantee themselves a top-five selection in the upcoming draft. With a little help from some other NFL teams in Week 17, that pick could rise all the way to the second overall selection. With a win over Green Bay, however, the furthest Detroit could fall in the first round would be 10th overall.
As for the Packers, with a record of 6-8-1, Green Bay has already been eliminated from the playoffs. And although they may also benefit from a loss against the Lions, the Packers have an interim head coach in Joe Philbin who is undoubtedly hoping to secure the full-time gig. And winning three of the Packers’ last four games would certainly be a confidence booster.
Here’s What You Need To Know
Game: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Location: Lambeau Field – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Scheduled Kickoff Time: 1:00 p.m. (EST), Noon (CST), 10:00 a.m. (PST)
TV Network: FOX
Game Announcers: Justin Kutcher, Robert Smith, Pat McAfee
Streaming, Live or Otherwise: NFL Game Pass, NFL Sunday Ticket
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Radio Links: Sirius XM Radio, TuneIn.com, Westwood One
Detroit Lions Injury Report: Team’s Official Website
Weather Forecast: Mostly Sunny, Temperatures – High of 35°F, Low of 26°F, with a 0% chance of rain and winds out of the SSW at 14 mph. (Source: Weather.com)