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 DETROIT (3-1) at GREEN BAY (1-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Packers by 6 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 3-1, Green Bay 1-2
LAST MEETING - Packers beat Lions 27-20, Dec. 9, 2012
LAST WEEK - Lions beat Bears 40-32; Packers had bye
AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 8, Packers No. 11
LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (21), PASS (5)
LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (20), PASS (21)
PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (9), PASS (3)
PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (8), PASS (28)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - NFC North rivals meet for 168th time in series that dates back to 1930s ... Lions boast No. 1 third-down defense in NFL, allowing only 10 of 47 attempts (21.3 percent) converted through Week 4. ... WR Calvin Johnson needs five touchdown catches to break franchise record of 62 held by WR Herman Moore. ... QB Matthew Stafford completed 23 passes in last week's win over Bears to become first NFL player to complete 1,200 passes in first 50 career games. He's also first player in franchise history with 1,200 completions. ... Stafford was 3 years old when Lions last beat Packers on road, 21-17 on Dec. 15, 1991. .. DT Ndamukong Suh recorded two sacks against Bears, his first multi-sack day in nearly three years. He is five sacks shy of tying Detroit's career record for defensive tackle of 29 held by Shaun Rogers. ... Green Bay is 6-1 after bye week under coach Mike McCarthy. ... Packers' streak of 21 regular-season wins at home against Lions, including games played in Milwaukee, is longest in NFL history. ... Packers have won nine straight at home against NFC North opponents. ... WR Randall Cobb has gone over 100-yard receiving mark in four of last six regular-season games. ... Packers have had back-to-back games with 100-yard rushers after going nearly three years without one. But James Starks, who had 132 yards in Week 2, is out Sunday with knee injury. Johnathan Franklin ran for 103 yards in Week 3 but will likely return to backup role with fellow rookie Eddie Lacy back from concussion. ... Of Packers' seven sacks this season, three have come defensive backs.
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