First Look: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

We take our first look at Sunday's home opener between the Detroit Lions (1-1) and Green Bay Packers (1-1).


LAST WEEK — Lions: L 16-15 vs. Tennessee. Packers: L 17-14 at Minnesota

LAST GAME — 12/3/15: Packers 27 at Lions 23. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 273 yards and two TDs, including game-winning 61-yarder to TE Richard Rodgers on last play of game.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 11/15/15: Lions 18, Packers 16. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Lions WR Calvin Johnson had six catches for 81 yards.

REFEREE — Carl Cheffers

BROADCAST — Fox (noon): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Peter Schrager (Field reporter). Westwood One: Sam Rosen, Ross Tucker.

SIRIUS: 135 (Det), 84 (GB). XM: 381 (Det), 227 (GB).

STREAKS 3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Jim Caldwell: 2-2 Mike McCarthy: 16-4
PASSING Matthew Stafford: 53-79-600-4-1-101.2 Aaron Rodgers: 40-70-412-3-1-82.6
RUSHING Ameer Abdullah: 18-101-5.6-0 Eddie Lacy: 26-111-4.3-0
RECEIVING Marvin Jones: 12-203-16.9-0 Jordy Nelson: 11-105-9.5-2
OFFENSE 411.5 278.5
DEFENSE 406.5 316.0
SACKS Kerry Hyder: 3 (T2L) Clay Matthews: 2
INTs Glover Quin: 1 Joe Thomas: 1
PUNTING Sam Martin: 50.2 Jacob Schum: 41.9
KICKING Matt Prater: 14 (5/6 PAT; 3/3 FG) Mason Crosby: 11 (5/5 PAT; 2/2 FG)

LIONS: QB Matthew Stafford aims for fourth in row vs. Green Bay with two-plus touchdown passes. Passed for 242 yards and two touchdowns in last game at Green Bay…WR Anquad Boldin had touchdown catch last week, first with Lions. Became second player in NFL history (Terrell Owens) to have at least 1,000 career receptions (1,016) and record a touchdown catch with four different teams (Arizona, SF, Bal, Det). WR Marvin Jones had touchdown catch in only career meeting (9/22/13 with Cin). Had eight receptions for 188 yards vs. Tennessee…TE Brandon Pettigrew had touchdown catch in last game vs. Green Bay (11/15/15)…DE Devin Taylor had two sacks and forced fumble in last meeting. Recorded 1.5 sacks last week. DE Ezekiel Ansah had sack in last meeting. LB Tahir Whitehead had eight tackles and sack in last meeting at Green Bay. Led team with 10 tackles last week. S Glover Quin aims for third in row vs. Green Bay with interception or forced fumble. Had interception vs. Tennessee.

PACKERS: QB Aaron Rodgers is 11-3 (.786) vs. Detroit as starter and has 26 touchdowns, 6 INTs and 105.9 rating. Passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns with rush touchdown in last meeting…RB Eddie Lacy has 199 rush yards (99.5 per game) in past two at home vs. Detroit…WR Davante Adams had touchdown catch in last meeting. WR Jordy Nelson aims for third in row with touchdown catch.  Has six touchdowns in past seven vs. NFC North. Averaging 110 yards per game with three touchdowns in past three at home vs. Detroit…TE Richard Rodgers had eight receptions for 146 yards in last meeting, including game-winning 61-yard touchdown catch as time expired. Has two touchdowns in past two vs. Detroit…LB Clay Matthews had sack last week. Aims for fourth in row with sack. LB Julius Peppers recorded forced fumble and sack in last meeting. Had 1.5 sacks in Week 2. Is only player in history with 100-plus sacks (137.5) and 10-plus INTs (11). CB LaDarius Gunter had six tackles and forced fumble in Week 2. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix aims for third in row vs. Detroit with sack or interception. S Micah Hyde had sack in last meeting.

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