Lions vs. Packers Week 2 Prediction
After blowing a golden opportunity to start the season 1-0, the Lions have to regroup fast because they’ll play on the road Sunday versus a Packers team that looked like a Super Bowl contender a week ago. Will Detroit cover the six today at Lambeau Field?
275 Detroit Lions (+6) at 276 Green Bay Packers (-6); o/u 50
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 20, 2020
NFL Week 2
Detroit Lions DFS Spin
Matthew Stafford completed 24-of-42 passes for 297 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Week 1 against Chicago. This was a fourth quarter collapse from Stafford, who forced a pass to Marvin Jones late that was intercepted and let Chicago back in the game. Stafford did enough to put the Lions in position to win after that, but D'Andre Swift dropped a touchdown in the end-zone. Stafford's only TD was a goal-line throw to T.J. Hockenson. He added 23 yards on five carries that helped salvage his day. Stafford was playing without Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola (hamstring) was at less than 100 percent. He'll remain a QB2 for a Week 2 matchup against the Packers.
Green Bay Packers DFS Spin
Aaron Rodgers completed 32-of-44 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns in the Packers' 43-34, Week 1 win over the Vikings. Rodgers was absolutely flawless in this one, and could have had an even bigger day if Marquez Valdes-Scantling hadn't dropped an easy 61-yard touchdown. This was arguably the best game Rodgers has played under coach Matt LaFleur. He had just three 300-yard games under LaFleur last season. With the Vikings missing stud DE Danielle Hunter (neck) and breaking in an entirely new cornerback group, they didn't stand a chance against Rodgers, who did whatever he wanted in this one. He got the defense to jump offside several times with hard counts, too, earning free plays. Davante Adams was Rodgers' top target, as usual, turning 17 targets into 14-156-2. Valdes-Scantling also caught a long 45-yard score, and Allen Lazard was the recipient of the fourth touchdown pass from four yards out. Rodgers gets a Lions defense that Mitchell Trubisky lit up in the fourth quarter of Week 1.
Lions vs. Packers Betting Prediction
It doesn’t feel that long ago where you could write a Lions’ straight up and ATS loss at Green Bay, but that hasn’t been the case over the past few seasons. Detroit is 4-1 against the spread in its last five trips to Lambeau and is a perfect 6-0 against the number in its last six meetings with the Packers overall. The favorite has had a lot of success in this series as well, going 12-4 against the number in the last 16 meetings between these two teams but I like the idea of backing the Lions following their collapse and after the Packers made it look easy against the Vikings on the road in Week 1.
NFL WEEK 2 BETTING PREDICTION: DETROIT LIONS +6