Lions at Packers Pick
NFC North division rivals hook up at Lambeau Field when the Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions at 1:00PM ET on Sunday.
The Lions dropped to 1-4 on the year with a 28-20 loss to the Steelers in Week 5. Daunte Culpepper threw for 282 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Dennis Northcutt caught five passes for 70 yards and a TD. Despite the loss, Detroit covered the spread as 11-point underdogs.
The Packers are coming off a bye, but suffered a 30-23 loss to the Vikings on Monday Night Football in Week 4. Aaron Rodgers went 26-of-37 for 384 yards with touchdowns and an interception in the loss as Green Bay failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Packers 14-point home favorites over the Lions on Sunday. The over/under total for this game has been set at 48 points.
The Packers hope that they solved their issues along the offensive line by re-signing former right tackle Mark Tauscher. Green Bay’s O-line has been decimated by injuries and inconsistent play and the Packers’ offense has suffered because of it.
Thankfully for the them, the Lions don’t pose much of a threat in the pass-rush department. Rodgers should have enough time to pick a bad Detroit defense apart and find receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings on a consistent passes.
Matthew Stafford is expected to miss his second consecutive game and even although Culpepper played surprisingly well last week, it’s highly unlikely that he puts together back-to-back good performances.
Punt the points and take the heavy favorites in what should be a blow out.
Our NFL Week 6 Free Pick for this matchup is: GREEN BAY PACKERS -14 and OVER 48.
223 Detroit Lions +14 Over 48
224 Green Bay Packers –14 Under 48
Detroit is 4-12-2 ATS in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Green Bay
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Green Bay
Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Green Bay is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
NFL Week 6 Injury Report
Sammie Lee Hill DT Missed Thursday Practice (ankle)
Jason Hunter DE Missed Thursday Practice (ankle)
Grady Jackson DT Missed Thursday Practice (knee)
Calvin Johnson WR Missed Thursday Practice (knee)
Maurice Morris RB Missed Thursday Practice (hip)
Ko Simpson S Missed Thursday Practice (hamstring)
Matthew Stafford QB Missed Thursday Practice (knee)
Dewayne White DE Missed Thursday Practice (hamstring)
Jordon Dizon LB Limited Thursday Practice (foot)
Jerome Felton RB Limited Thursday Practice (shoulder)
Casey Fitzsimmons TE Limited Thursday Practice (thigh)
Ernie Sims LB Limited Thursday Practice (shoulder)
Gosder Cherilus T Full Thursday Practice (shoulder)
Brandon Pettigrew TE Full Thursday Practice (hamstring)
Green Bay Packers
Korey Hall RB Out Week 6 (calf)
Brady Poppinga LB Missed Thursday Practice (illness)
DeShawn Wynn RB Missed Thursday Practice (knee)
Cullen Jenkins DE Limited Thursday Practice (ankle)
Ryan Pickett DT Limited Thursday Practice (hip)
Jason Spitz C Limited Thursday Practice (back)
Mark Tauscher T Limited Thursday Practice (knee)
Scott Wells C Limited Thursday Practice (hamstring)
Atari Bigby S Full Thursday Practice (knee)
Chad Clifton T Full Thursday Practice (ankle)
Daryn Colledge G Full Thursday Practice (knee)
Brandon Jackson RB Full Thursday Practice (ankle)
Jeremy Thompson LB Full Thursday Practice (knee)
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Posted: 10/18/09 8:40AM ET