First Look at Lions vs. Packers
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First Look at Lions vs. Packers

We have the key stats and notes from both teams as the Packers (8-4) host the Lions (4-8) in a Sunday night clash. The Packers have won an NFL-record 20 consecutive regular-season home games against Detroit.

Green Bay Packers (8-4) vs. Detroit Lions (4-8)

KICKOFF

7:20 p.m. Sunday, Lambeau Field

BY THE NUMBERS

Points for: Packers 24.7 (No. 12). Lions 25.0 (No. 11).

Points against: Packers 21.6 (No. 13). Lions 26.3 (No. 25).

Turnover margin: Packers plus-6 (No. 11). Lions minus-5 (No. 21).

Packers offense vs. Lions defense: GB — Total: 350.6 (No. 16. Rushing 105.0; No. 20. Passing 245.6; No. 11.). DET — Total: 353.4 (No. 19. Rushing 119.4; No. 19. Passing 234.0; No. 18.).

Packers defense vs. Lions offense: GB — Total: 349.0 (No. 15. Rushing 115.2; No. 15. Passing 233.8; No. 17.). DET — Total: 416.1 (No. 2. Rushing 103.6; No. 21. Passing 312.5; No. 1.).

BRIEF HISTORY

The Packers have won 21 of the last 24 overall and haven't lost to Detroit in the state of Wisconsin since Dec. 15, 1991, when Erik Kramer and the playoff-bound Lions beat Mike Tomczak and the woeful Packers 21-17 at Lambeau Field.

TEAM NOTES

PACKERS: Have won 10 division games in row…QB Aaron Rodgers is 7-0 & has 100+ rating in all 7 starts vs. Det. with 15+ att. In those 7, has 18 TDs, 4 INTs & 118.6 rating. Team is 25-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating. Incl. playoffs, has TD in 36 home games in row…WR Randall Cobb has 6 rec. TDs in past 6. Is only player in NFL with 800+ KR (851), 600+ rec. (675), 200+ PR (242) & 100+ rush (132) yards. WR James Jones leads NFC with 9 rec. TDs. In last home meeting, WR Jordy Nelson had 9 catches for 162 yards & 3 TDs. WR Greg Jennings has TD in 2 of past 3 meetings. TE Jermichael Finley aims for 3rd in row vs. Det. with TD…S M.D. Jennings had 72-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB Tramon Williams has NFC-best 15 INTs. LB Clay Matthews has 5 sacks & INT in 5 meetings. CB Casey Hayward leads rookies with 5 INTs. S Morgan Burnett had 2 INTs last week.

LIONS: In last game at GB, QB Matthew Stafford passed for 520 yards & 5 TDs. When he has 105+ rating, Lions are 10-0…RB Mikel Leshoure has 6 rush TDs in past 5…WR Calvin Johnson is 1st player in NFL history with 4 consecutive games with 140+ rec. yards in single season. Has 125+ rec. yards in 5 games in row, tied for longest streak in NFL history. In past 5, has 45 catches for 790 yards (158 per game) & 4 TDs. In past 2 vs. GB, has 16 catches for 387 yards (193.5 per game) & 2 TDs. Since 2011, has 3,109 rec. yards, most in NFL, & his 111 yards per game avg. during span ranks 1st. Since 2008, has 50 rec. TD, most in NFL. Has 10 rec. TDs in past 8 vs. GB. Since 2010, TE Brandon Pettigrew is 3rd among NFL TEs with 211 rec…DE Cliff Avril has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in past 3. Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 19+ sacks (19.5) & 8+ FFs (8) since 2011. DT Nick Fairley had 2 sacks in last meeting.


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