Packer Report pundits predict ...

By a unanimous vote, our staff predicts the Packers will improve to 2-0 with a victory on Sunday at Detroit.

Todd Korth (1-0)

Packers 31, Lions 17

Despite their banged up backfield and the possibility of Charles Woodson sitting out to nurse his toe, the Packers will dominate the Lions. Coach Mike McCarthy should be able to use a more balanced run/pass ratio that will keep the porous Lions defense guessing all day.

W. Keith Roerdink (1-0)

Packers 27, Lions 17

Detroit is a terrible team. I mean, they seem like they should be good, but they're just not. They have talent, but things never come together for them. You'd think Roy Williams, Calvin Johnson and college football's leading rusher might mean something. But it didn't last week and it won't this week. Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers put together an impressive win last week over the Vikings, and though this will be Rodgers' first test on the road, he seems to be a guy that's unphased by pressure. Look for him to hook up with Driver and Jennings a few times as the Pack leans on the passing game with a gimpy Ryan Grant.

Tom Andrews (1-0)

Packers 24  Lions 13

The Lions are out to prove they are not as pitiful as they looked against Atlanta in Week 1, but the Packers have won the last five between these teams and 13 of the last 15. Detroit's defense gave up more than 300 rushing yards last week, and they've been especially vulnerable up the middle. If ever there was a time for Mike McCarthy to commit to the run game and stick with it, it would appear this is the week to do it. Detroit's also vulnerable to the big play, something that should play nicely into the hands of Aaron Rodgers and his receivers. The Packers must cut down on the penalties, and corners Al Harris and Charles Woodson (or Tramon Williams if Woodson's toe injury keeps him out) need to neutralize Lions receivers Calvin Johnson and Roy Williams. A healthier Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila will add some punch to the Green Bay pass rush and make for a long afternoon for Detroit quarterback Jon Kitna.

Tyler Dunne (1-0)

Packers 34, Lions 24

After getting embarrased last week against a team many considered the worst in the NFL, the Lions have to come out hungry this week. At least, you'd think. A new-and-improved Calvin Johnson has his moments, but Ryan Grant will run wild against a Detroit run defense that allowed 318 yards last week. After facing Minnesota's front four, Sunday will feel like a Pop Warner game for Grant and Brandon Jackson, who had some success against Detroit in Week 17 last year.

Bob Fox (1-0)

Packers 34, Lions 20

Some are calling this a "trap" game, but I believe the Packers will get their second straight win against an NFC North opponent to open the season. Offensively, the Packers have to take advantage of a porous Lions defense that gave up almost 500 yards last week against Atlanta.  Aaron Rodgers will play smart again and the running game has to support him, and the Packers' defense has to force Jon Kitna into mistakes.

Bill Huber (0-1)

Packers 24, Lions 23

The Lions are going to be one, to put it nicely, ticked off group on Sunday after being demolished at lowly Atlanta. Detroit will put up a fight, but Green Bay's pass rush will force a couple of key mistakes by Jon Kitna. In the end, Aaron Rodgers pilots his first come-from-behind win, with Mason Crosby hitting the winning field goal as time expires.

Matt Tevsh (0-1)

Packers 31, Lions 27

There will be no letdown for the Packers with the Cowboys looming. Though the Lions can score points, the Packers will match them and then some.

Doug Ritchay (0-1)

Packers 28, Lions 13

No team likes coming off a short week and traveling, but, hey, it's not like the Packers are playing anybody this week. Atlanta took the Lions to the woodshed last week, and I think the Lions are headed back for the second of many visits this season. Why, oh why, is Matt Millen still running the Lions? Nobody knows, but the Packers, Bears and Vikings hope he never leaves.


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