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Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers Tips - Back Packers to cover line

  • NFL Week 2 game will take place at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Monday (01:15 BST on Tuesday)
  • Both teams lost their opening games
  • The Lions bowed to the 49ers 41-33 at home
  • The Packers were beaten by the Saints 38-3
Lambeau Field
The Packers are out to bounce back in Week 2. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay can bounce back from their Week 1 horror-show to get off the mark.

The Packers stunk on offense a week ago but it is tough to believe that was a sign of things to come. Detroit, meanwhile, offered nothing until the final two minutes when San Francisco switched off. So I do expect Green Bay to bounce back against this terrible Detroit defense.

Green Bay’s season began in shocking fashion as they produced an inept offensive performance in a blowout defeat. The Packers managed just 229 total yards and a single field goal as they lost 38-3 to New Orleans.

Aaron Rodgers had one of the worst games of his career in his first outing since the offseason drama. Rodgers went 15/28 for just 133 yards and two interceptions before he was benched for Jordan Love (5/7 for 68 yards).

Green Bay offered nothing on the ground (43 total yards) and Davante Adams provided 56 of their 201 receiving yards. The secondary was picked apart by Jameis Winston, giving up five touchdowns.

Detroit were beaten 41-33 by San Francisco in Week 1 after threatening an historic fightback. The Lions trailed 41-17 heading into the final two minutes but pounced on the Niners when they switched off.

They scored two TDs in less than a minute and had one final chance to force OT after Deebo Samuel fumbled with 58 seconds left. Detroit failed to take advantage though and started the season with a loss.

In his Detroit debut, Jared Goff went 38/57 for 338 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

Running backs Jamaal Williams and De’Andre Swift combined for 93 yards rushing and one TD, as well as 121 yards receiving and a score. TJ Hockenson led in receiving, catching eight of his 10 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown.

Verdict

Green Bay’s Week 1 loss was a surprise but there is too much talent on this roster for that to become the norm. Detroit, meanwhile, sucked for 58 minutes in their opener and are not worthy of the benefit of the doubt.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will not want to embarrass themselves under the bright lights of Monday Night Football at Lambeau. They can bounce back.

Best Bet: Packers -11 Line $1.90 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
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