Sunday, September 25, 2016
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The Detroit Lions travel to Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Green Bay as 8 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48. The Lions are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Packers have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
Matthew Stafford finished with 260 yards through the air for Detroit last week. He completed 22 passes out of 40 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Lions were led in rushing by Ameer Abdullah, who finished with 38 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Marvin Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 118 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Detroit got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 375 yards for the game. The Lions ran for 137 yards on 23 attempts.
Aaron Rodgers finished with 213 yards passing for Green Bay last week. He went 20 for 36, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Packers were led on the ground by Eddie Lacy, who finished with 50 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Jordy Nelson led the team in receiving with 73 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Green Bay had 20 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 263 yards for the contest. The Packers ran for 83 yards on 23 carries as a team.
Detroit scores 27 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 13th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 27 passes on 40 attempts for a 68% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 285 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Lions run for an average of 127 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 9th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 412 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Lions average 25 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the NFL. They accumulate 104 penalty yards per game via 12.5 penalties, which ranks 1st in the league.
Detroit allows 296 passing yards per game, ranking 23rd, and they allow 26 points per contest on defense, which ranks 23rd. They give up 28 completions on 40 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 70%. The Lions allow 111 rushing yards per game on 22 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 20th in the NFL. Detroit allows 407 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 26th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 8.5 penalties for 64 yards per game, ranking them 29th among NFL teams.
Green Bay averages 21 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 19th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. They throw for 190 yards through the air per game, ranking them 31st. The Packers run for an average of 89 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 19th on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for a total of 279 yards per game, ranking them 29th in the league on offense. The Packers get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 24th. They average 48 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 21st in the NFL.
Green Bay allows an average of 277 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 19th in the league. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 10th. They give up 23 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 66% per game. The Packers allow 39 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 1.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 1st in the NFL. Green Bay allows 316 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 11th in the league. They force 11 penalties for 108 yards in each contest, ranking 32nd.
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Green Bay Betting Trends
Green Bay is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Green Bay has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/16 DE Ezekiel Ansah Ankle expected to miss Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/19/16 RB Ameer Abdullah Foot doubtful Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/19/16 LB Antwione Williams Thigh injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/19/16 LB Kyle Van Noy Calf injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/18/16 CB Adairius Barnes Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/18/16 TE Cole Wick Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/18/16 LB DeAndre Levy Quad "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/02/16 LS Jimmy Landes Shoulder IR
09/02/16 LB Jon Bostic Foot IR
08/31/16 TE Brandon Pettigrew Knee PUP
08/31/16 TE Timothy Wright ACL IR
08/26/16 WR Corey Fuller Foot PUP
09/20/16 DB Micah Hyde Leg "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/20/16 S Morgan Burnett Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/19/16 DT Letroy Guion MCL expected to miss Sunday vs. Detroit
09/18/16 S Chris Banjo Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/18/16 LB Jayrone Elliott Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/18/16 CB Josh Hawkins Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/18/16 CB Sam Shields Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/02/16 C Corey Linsley Hamstring PUP
09/02/16 CB Demetri Goodson Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/02/16 DT Mike Pennel Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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