PackerReport.com staff predictions

Packers in a landslide over the Lions, according to pundit panel

Matt Tevsh, Correspondent
Packers season prediction record: 11-2
Sunday's game: Packers 24, Lions 13
Comment: The Packers' game plan against the 49ers last week was much better. Should they carry that with them, they will hand the Lions their sixth straight loss. With Kevin Jones out, the matchup of Al Harris vs. Roy Williams will get plenty of action.

Ken Stills, Correspondent
Packers season prediction record: 9-4
Sunday's game: Green Bay 28, Detroit 13
Comment: Maybe the players and the team will understand what I've been talking about. In last week's game Green Bay didn't have any miscues and the 49ers had three - two interceptions and a fumble. Result: a Packer victory. Is it that simple? No, but if you can eliminate your mistakes, the opportunity to win escalates.

Harry Sydney, Correspondent
Packers season prediction record: 9-4
Sunday's game: Packers 31, Lions 10
Comment: The Packers will win this one easily, I think. The Lions bring nothing to the table except Roy Williams, the receiver. I believe Charles Woodson and Al Harris will be able to shut him down, or at least I hope so.

W. Keith Roerdink, Correspondent
Packers season prediction record: 8-5
Sunday's game: Green Bay 34, Detroit 17
Comment: A banged up, mostly toothless Lions team could be just what this Packer team needs to get off the schnide at Lambeau. It's no accident that Detroit only has two wins -- they're awful. At least Matt Millen will have a chance to draft a good receiver with their No. 1 draft pick. They love receivers over there. Look for Favre to have a big game and the Packers' D to exploit whoever lines up under center for Detroit. I'm calling another pick for Charles Woodson.

Doug Ritchay, Correspondent
Packers season prediction record: 8-5
Sunday's game: Packers 27, Lions 14
Comment: Sniff, sniff, what's that I smell? 8-8 and a playoff date? OK, maybe I've had a little too much Egg Nog. The Lions are horrible - from the coaching staff to the GM - making this a perfect time for the Packers to get win No. 2 at home. Only 1-5 at home this season, the Packers are coming off a good performance at San Francisco. Look for the Pack to continue momentum with an easy win over Brady Quinn's future team. Now back to the Egg Nog!

Jay Royle, Publisher
Packers season prediction record: 8-5
Sunday's game: Packers 34, Lions 27
Comment: The Pack proved me dead wrong last week, leading me to believe they finish the last three games playing pretty well. That may not mean three victories, but leave a little optimism for next year and, of course, the usually off-season conversation about a game here and there and we finish 8-8, fighting for a wild card. This week, the Lions. Who knows? They almost beat New England on the road, then follow it up by getting hammered by the Vikings at home. I see this being a battle of two mediocre teams, which could end up being a good game to watch. Packers 34 Lions 27.

Steve Lawrence, Correspondent
Packers season prediction record: 6-7
Sunday's game: Packers 24, Lions 21
Comment: Does this game even count in the standings? Isn't this a scrimmage or something? The Lions are without their best defensive player (defensive tackle Shaun Rogers) and their second-best offensive player (running back Kevin Jones), and they are on pace to win the first pick of the draft. Still, nothing comes easy for this team.

Todd Korth, Managing Editor
Packers season prediction record: 6-7
Sunday's game: Packers 35, Lions 13
Comment: The Packers desperately need to make up to their ever-loyal fans for the poor showing on that blustery Dec. 3 day against the Jets. The Lions are the perfect opponent for the Packers to take out their frustrations for a woeful 1-5 home record. Look for the dam to break and the Packers to pour it on the Lions.

Bob Fox, Correspondent
Packers season prediction record: 6-7
Sunday's game: Packers 31, Lions 14
Comment: Even the 2006 Green Bay Packers won't lose to the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. In December. The Lions are struggling once again and they are also hurt at many key positions. They haven't won at the Frozen Tundra since 1991. The Packers have a slim chance to get back in the playoff race with a couple of wins at home. Based on this year, that won't be easy, although I do think this week will be reminiscent of the Arizona game earlier this year at Lambeau. Turnovers will once again be the key to victory.

Laura Veras Marran, Correspondent
Packers season prediction record: 6-7
Sunday's game: Packers 27, Lions 13
Comment: Green Bay still has a chance to get to .500 as well as the opportunity to prove that there's more than three games separating them from the cellar-dwelling Lions. The cure for the shortcomings of the Packer defense may well be Jon Kitna. His woes are a microcosm of the disaster that has been the Lions' season. He has thrown 19 interceptions, fumbled 9 times and been sacked 49 times. This proves once again that Mike Holmgren is a pretty good judge of talent (Ahman Green being the exception, of course).

Tom Andrews, Correspondent
Packers season prediction record: 5-8
Sunday's game: Packers 27, Lions 13
Comment: The Packers have been abysmal at home this season, but the Lions represent the antidote to what has Green Bay ailing. Detroit is a pathetic 2-11 and haven't beaten the Packers at Lambeau Field since 1991. What's more, they look like a M*A*S*H unit. Running backs Kevin Jones, Shawn Bryson and Brian Calhoun, defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, and left guard Ross Verba are among the many Lions who will not play. Detroit's defense is 23rd in the league against the run (boding well for Ahman Green & Co.) and 21st against the pass (ditto for Donald Driver). Meanwhile, the Packers should have a bit of momentum coming off their encouraging win at San Francisco. Though it's still a division rivalry game and they can't afford to take the Lions for granted, Green Bay figures to finally look good in front of their home crowd.


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