NFC North Clash: Lions will beat Packers
December 4, 2015
On Thursday night, Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers will face off against Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions in an NFC North clash. Both teams played on Thursday for Thanksgiving. The Packers played another division rival, the Chicago Bears and lost by a score of 17-13. Green Bay is now 7-4 and is currently in second place in their division, NFC North. Detroit played the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving and won by a score of 45-14. The Lions have improved to 4-7 and are currently in fourth place in NFC North.
Aaron Rogers currently leads Green Bay in passing, throwing for 2,684 yards this season. He has completed 236 out of 390 passes, and has thrown 24 touchdowns this season.
Eddie Lacy, who came back after a nagging hamstring injury, leads the team in rushing this season. He has carried the ball for 122 times this year for a total of 513 yards, averaging over four yards per carry and has two touchdowns this season.
Randall Cobb is the team’s number-one receiver. Cobb has caught 53 passes this season for 627 yards. He averages 11.8 yards per catch and has six touchdowns on the year.
Matthew Stafford leads Detroit in passing. Stafford has completed 266 out of 410 passes this season, wracking up 2,944 yards through the air this season and has 20 touchdowns.
Rookie Ameer Abdullah leads the team in rushing. This rookie out of Nebraska has 347 yards on the season, running the ball 96 times. Abdullah averages over three yards per carry, and has one touchdown on the season.
Calvin “Megatron” Johnson is the number one receiver on the team and is Stafford’s favorite target. Johnson has caught 67 passes this season for 921 yards. He averages 13.7 yards per catch and has six touchdowns this year.
For tonight’s game, I think the Lions have the upper hand. They beat Green Bay at Lambeau Field, which showed that they are capable of defeating this team, even on the road. Detroit will be at home, and just messed up the Eagles 45-17.
Update: Packers 27, Lions 23