It’s an NFC North divisional clash between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports Action from 1.15am.
Both teams come into this contest with multiple-game losing streaks – the Lions (3-4) have three straight losses, while the Packers (4-3) have gone down in two straight.
Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions
November 7, 2017, 1:15am
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Two playoff teams in 2016, but both struggling this season, do battle on Monday night. Will the Lions or Packers break their losing streak?
What’s the latest?
The Lions have ruled out offensive tackle Greg Robinson from Monday’s game, after an ankle injury kept him out of practice all week. Robinson is set to be replaced at left tackle by Brian Mihalik.
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay continues to be listed as doubtful because of a lingering hamstring injury. The rookie wide receiver scored twice in Week One, played in the following two games, but has then missed four straight.
Meanwhile, Detroit defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (knee) and safety Don Carey (knee) are questionable to play Green Bay.
The Packers have now played 10 games without Aaron Rodgers since 2013, including the two games in which he was injured in the opening quarter – their record in those outings is 2-7-1 record, scoring an average of only 19.9 points.
Given the continued absence of Rodgers, back-up QB Brett Hundley could do with the emergence of a Green Bay run game to help ease the burden on him. Though they lost two weeks ago in New Orleans, it wasn’t for the want of trying by rookie running back Aaron Jones, who had 131 yards and one TD off 17 carries – his second 100-yard game in four outings. Will the Packers can get him moving the chains again?
While the NFL’s 28th rush attack in Detroit could also do with more success running the ball, this offense revolves around Matthew Stafford. And rightly so – he’s the highest-paid player in the league after all. Stafford could, and should, be the difference up against Hundley. It’s the obvious advantage Detroit have in the game, so expect them to ride his gun arm for the evening.
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