For over two decades, the Green Bay Packers dominated the Detroit Lions in Wisconsin. Every time the Lions came to town, it was effectively a guaranteed victory for the Packers, all throughout the 1990s, 2000s, and early 2010s. It was a 23-year streak, running from 1992 to 2014 before the Lions finally broke through in 2015 with a win at Lambeau Field.
Since then, it has been a weird, rough stretch for the Packers when hosting the Lions, who now have three wins at Lambeau in their last four tries. The two most recent games, however, have come with Aaron Rodgers playing a grand total of nine snaps. Rodgers missed the 2017 game, a 30-17 Lions win, with a broken collarbone, and he was concussed in week 17 last year in the first quarter.
This week, Rodgers comes in with his name showing up on the Packers’ injury report for the first time this year. A knee injury made him limited in practice on Thursday, and his status — along with those of the other NINETEEN players on the team’s injury report — will be worth monitoring closely.
For now, here are the details for this week’s game, which will wrap up week six of the NFL season on Monday night.
Detroit Lions (2-1-1) vs. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Monday, October 14th, 2019
7:15 PM Central Time (8:15 Eastern)
Commentators: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters
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Point spread: Packers favored by 4 points
Over/under total: 47
Week 5: @Lions 31, Packers 23
Week 17: Lions 31, @Packers 0
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular season: Packers lead 98-72-7
Postseason: Packers lead 2-0