PackerReport.com staff predictions

All but one pundit feel the Packers will beat the Lions

Steve Lawrence, Correspondent
Season prediction record: 7-5
Packers 20, Lions 13
Comment: Why would anyone pick the Packers? The offense is horrible. The defense can't force a turnover. The special teams couldn't break a return if the kicker was the only defender on the field. The Lambeau mystique is dead. So why pick the Packers? Because they're playing Detroit.

Matt Tevsh, Correspondent
Season prediction record: 7-5
Lions 17, Packers 14
Comment: Picking the Lions to win at Lambeau Field is about as crazy as saying the Packers will go 2-10 in a season.

Tom Andrews, Correspondent
Season prediction record: 7-5
Packers 17, Lions 13
Comment: The Packers probably have a team they can finally beat at Lambeau Field Sunday night. Incredible as it may sound, the Lions are in even worse shape than 2-10 Green Bay. I look for relatively dull, low-scoring affair, giving the Packers the edge only because they're playing at home. Against most teams, that hasn't meant much lately. Against the Lions it will probably be enough.

Harry Sydney, Correspondent
Season prediction record: 6-6
Packers 21, Lions 14
Comment: I actual believe that the Packers will win this game because they just can't be that bad.

Doug Ritchay, Correspondent
Season prediction record: 5-7
Packers 38, Lions 10
Comment: On national TV, the Packers play like a team tuning up for the playoffs, dismantling a train-wreck of a team. The Packers win a game which greatly hurts their chances to draft Reggie Bush. That's the kind of year it has been, even when the Packers do something good it's actually bad.

Jeff Royle, Publisher
Season prediction record: 4-8
Packers 21, Lions 10
Comment: I'm gonna pick the Packers to win the rest of their games this year. Call them spoilers, call them what you will, but I'm confident there's enough pride at 1265 Lombardi Avenue that 2-14 is not acceptable. No doubt in my mind No. 4 will be back next year and a four-game winning steak topped off by a win at home over Mr. Holmgren will provide some positive energy for this team to carry into the off-season.

Todd Korth, Managing Editor
Season prediction record: 4-8
Packers 21, Lions 10
Comment: The Packers will end their three-game losing streak by taking out their frustrations on the toothless Detroit Lions.

Jay Royle, Publisher
Season prediction record: 4-8
Packers 28, Lions 20
Comment: Favre bounces back and plays well, and the defense continues to play well.

W. Keith Roerdink, Correspondent
Season prediction record: 4-8
Packers 28, Lions 16
Comment: The only thing that will infuriate Packer fans more than a loss is a meaningless win that takes them out of the Reggie Bush sweepstakes.

John Lombardi, Correspondent
Season prediction record: 3-9
Packers 21, Lions 7
Comment: It is saying something that the Lions might be in more distress than the Packers? If Green Bay can eliminate the turnovers, they will win going away.

Bob Fox, Correspondent
Season prediction record: 2-10
Packers 27, Lions 14
Comment: If the Packers can't beat the Lions, I'm done picking them to win the rest of the year. This game is all about pride. It's national TV. It's at Lambeau. No excuses.

Laura Veras Marran, Correspondent
Season prediction record: 2-10
Packers 24, Lions 21
Comment: This may be the Packers' last, best hope for a win.

Mark A. Wallenfang, Photographer
Season prediction record: 2-10
Packers 38, Lions 10
Comment: The Packers just to have to win this one. If they can't, Sherman should be following Mariucci's footsteps in the unemployment line. By the way, did I see Steve Mariucci house hunting in Green Bay last week?


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