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Packers vs Lions: Preview

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Jclombardi previews Lions game.

Basics: Teams–Packers (6-4) vs Lions (2-8). Line: Packers by 10½. Time–Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Where–Ford Field, Detroit. TV coverage–FOX prime time.

Injury Report: DoubtfulRT Barbre (ankle) and RB Green (groin). Probable– LB Chillar (hand), DE Jenkins (ankle), DE Jolly (back), FB Kuhn (hand), C Wells (knee), LT Clifton (knee), RB Grant (neck), RG Sitton (back) and CB Woodson (hip).

NFL Rankings: The Packers’ seventh-ranked offense is No. 11 in rushing and No. 7 in passing. Their third-ranked defense is No. 4 vs. the run and No. 7 vs. the pass. The Lions’ 24th-ranked offense is No. 25 in rushing and No. 18 in passing. Their 31st-ranked defense is No. 20 vs. the run and No. 32 vs. the pass.


Preview: Lions, Packers Both Looking To Build On Momentum. Last meeting: Rodgers passed for 358 yards and two touchdowns as Green Bay played stifling defense in a 26-0 rout of Detroit in Week 6. Streaks: Green Bay has owned Detroit over the last decade, having won 16 of the last 18 meetings. The Packers have a 89-64-7 overall edge in the historic series, including the playoffs. Last week: The Packers held on for a 30-24 victory over the Niners. The Lions secured a thrilling 38-37 win over the Browns on the last play of the game.

Preview: Keys To Game. Things To Watch. MatchupsThings to Watch. Who Will Step Up?

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