The Thursday Night Football in Week 4 comes from Lambeau Field, as the Detroit Lions look to keep up their strong recent play against the Green Bay Packers.
Both teams hold a 2-1 record going into this NFC North clash in Green Bay, with the Packers and the Lions looking like the two teams that will be battling out for the divisional title this season.
Rivals Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears are both 0-3 after the first three weeks, so Thursday's game is a big one in the battle to see who will finish top of the NFC North come the end of the regular season.
|What||Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers|
|Where||Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|When||8:15 PM ET on Thursday, September 28|
|How to watch||Amazon Prime|
|Odds||Lions -2.0, Packers +110 ML|
The Packers left it late against the New Orleans Saints last time out, trailing 17-0 going into the final quarter at Lambeau Field.
However, Green Bay came roaring back in the final 15 minutes to claim a memorable 18-17 victory to move 2-1 for the season.
The Packers will certainly look to avoid relying on a final-quarter scramble to get back into the game this week, against a Detroit side that has enjoyed this matchup in recent seasons.
Green Bay quarterback Jordan Love was key in delivering the win over the Saints, as he ran in a touchdown from one yard and then found Romeo Doubs with a touchdown pass late on.
Consistency will be the key for Love this season and it will be interesting to see if he can build on that final-quarter performance against New Orleans this week.
The Packers are available at +110 ML to claim the win over the Lions and move clear at the top of the NFC North.
After a shock 21-20 win over reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs in the opening game of the season, people are starting to sit up and take notice of the Lions this season.
Detroit were brought back down to earth with a 37-31 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 but responded well last time out to see off the Atlanta Falcons 20-6.
Quarterback Jared Goff has been impressing this season, throwing five touchdowns in his first three games for 819 yards.
The former Los Angeles Rams playmaker looks to be enjoying a revival in Detroit after his time in California came to a disappointing end.
Goff has made a fine start to the new season and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has been shining as a result, with 275 receiving yards and a touchdown to his name.
Fellow wide receiver Josh Reynold has also impressed and leads the way with two touchdowns.
With David Montgomery also scoring two touchdowns at running back, the Lions’ offense has been earning strong reviews at this early stage of the campaign.
The Lions have been impressive in their last three meetings against the Packers, winning all of them.
Two of those victories came in Detroit but their last encounter was a 20-16 win for the Lions at Lambeau Field last season.
Many of that side who secured the victory for the Lions that day will be back looking for more success in Wisconsin this week and know what it takes to get a victory at the home of the Packers.
Goff’s start to the season will have seen the 28-year-old grow in confidence as Detroit prepare for this encounter on Thursday.
There are slight concerns regarding the fitness of Reynolds and Montgomery with a groin and thigh injury respectively but the Lions are hoping the pair will be fit to continue their strong start to the season.
Detroit will have taken notice of Green Bay’s lackluster start to their last game against the Saints, and will be looking to pull away with an early lead at Lambeau Field
Should that be the case, it would be hard to see the Packers getting back into this one, as the Lions have an offense that looks capable of building up a score throughout the game.
The Lions are favored by -2.0 against Green Bay.