Can Packers block Ansah?
The NFC’s current sack leader resides in Detroit and his name is Ezekiel Ansah. Will the Detroit Lions’ DE add to his total tonight against the Green Bay Packers?
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag, Green Bay is favored on the road in Thursday Night Football, as the Packers are getting odds of -3 points against the Lions. The over/under total for the game has been set at 46.5 points. These two meet tonight at 8:25PM ET on CBS.
Ansah comes into tonight’s game with 11.5 sacks, which leads the NFC by four sacks. He is second in the NFL to J.J. Watt, who has 13.5. As a defensive unit, the 4-7 Lions have a total of 30 sacks on the season, which ranks fifth in the league. For tonight’s game, oddsmakers have set the over/under for sacks by Ansah and the Lions at 2.5 against the Packers.
The 7-4 Green Bay Packers have had some offensive line issues this season and they have allowed 26 sacks on the year, which ranks in the bottom half of the NFL. When the two met a few weeks ago at Lambeau, the Lions had three sacks. Ansah is coming off a 3.5-sack performance against the Eagles last week and he has tallied a sack in eight of their 11 games in 2015.