Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/5/12
It’s going to be yet another tense divisional game this coming Sunday as the Detroit Lions head to Green Bay to take on the Packers, the defending NFC North champions.  On paper, the NFL odds are firmly stacked in favor of the Packers, but the Lions do have the tools to get the job done and hand the cheeseheads their first divisional loss of the season. One thing is for sure, this will be a highly entertaining offensive showdown. On the Packers side of the ball, they have a player who many believe is the best quarterback in the league right now in Aaron Rodgers.  While he has hit a bit of a rough patch in the last few games, he has always been one to bounce back and will certainly be licking his chops against a struggling Lions defense.  He has plenty of targets at his disposal in Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley and James Jones, so you can bet he will be spreading the ball around as much as possible throughout the game. When it comes to the Lions, their struggles offensively fell at the beginning of the season when QB Matthew Stafford failed to get the ball to Calvin Johnson on multiple occasions in the first nine games of the year.  That has changed, and they have hooked up for four touchdowns in the last four games.  They will need to keep this streak alive in Green Bay this coming week. While the Packers have a clear advantage going into this game, it is a divisional matchup that could see plenty of surprises.  If Stafford and Johnson can maintain their level of play, the Lions could definitely pull out the win.
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