The Monday Night Football once again ends the week of action in the National Football League and this week it comes from one of the most iconic venues in the competition as the Green Bay Packers take on the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.
This NFC North clash between two sides with a winning record could have big implications on the overall picture in the division so there is a case for claiming that we have saved the best or the biggest for last this week.
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay head into the match 4-1 for the season although they won’t need telling that their loss came on a Thursday Night Football in front of the bright lights so they will be eager for that not to happen again. They got back to winning ways in Texas last week when they saw off the Dallas Cowboys on their own patch and a repeat of that performance would give them every chance of getting the job done here.
The Packers began the season with their defence working well for them but their offense a little sluggish. They have seen their offense come to the party more in recent games but the strength they had on defence has waned slightly so it will be interesting to see what they deliver in this match. Aaron Rodgers can win matches on his own as we know so you would think the Packers are in a good place.
The Lions roll into Lambeau off their bye week but they went in there with a 2-1-1 record although that loss did come in their latest outing, albeit to the Kansas City Chiefs which isn’t a dreadful result by any means. Their two wins were against Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles which aren’t standout wins but they fact they were achieved by three points each suggests that they perform well under pressure in tight situations.
Having shipped 24pts or more in three of their four matches to date the Lions are going to have to improve on defence if they are to live with the other sides in the NFC North. All teams have a winning record in this division so every match is important and they don’t need to be having to score around the 30 mark to win matches. That isn’t a feasible long-term option. If they can tighten up on defence there is enough to suggest they can score points against anyone.
A couple of weeks ago I would probably have been siding with Green Bay Packers with a real confidence but their defence has just started leaking a few too many points for my liking so I am going away from them and looking at the points for this match. Detroit Lions have generally been in high scoring matches all season and I’m not convinced that will change here.
The point line for this match is 46.5 which feels high but actually I don’t think it is high enough. Although there is no Devante Adams here, the Green Bay offense has got the ground game going which opens up all options for Aaron Rodgers but defensively they are not as strong and Matt Stafford can exploit that. I’ll take the over.
Back Over 46.5pts for a 4/10 stake at 1.91 with BetVictor