A chance to qualify for the playoffs and win the NFC North Title will be on the line when the Green Bay Packers travel to “Motown” to take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday Night Football. The Lions fail to improve their chances of making the playoffs after losing to the Dallas Cowboys 42-21 on Monday Night Football. Due to that defeat, the Lions must win the NFC North or their playoff faith will be in the hands of the Tampa Buccaneers and the Washington Skins.
The Lions defense must have a performance that is similar to how they shut down All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees in Week 13. The Lions did something that no other opposing defense could do, which is limiting Brees to no touchdown passes throughout the entire football game. The Packers have a slightly better secondary than the Saints, but Matthew Stafford should still be able to make some big throws to his receivers in this contest.
If they can accomplish that along with their defense keeping Aaron Rodgers off the field as much as possible, the chances of them winning this football game will increase significantly. Those are the only two ways that I believe the Lions can win this contest. Their offense is not strong enough to blow go for blow with Aaron Rodgers and his cast of weapons.
The go along with that analysis, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell must not come into this ball game with a conservative mindset like he has in so many other matchups this season. If there comes a time when the Lions are facing a fourth and one situation, Caldwell may have to make the tough decision to go for it instead of punting the football to the Packers and allow Aaron Rodgers to carve up their defense.
My prediction for this football game is that Green Bay Packers will win another NFC North Title in the McCarthy/Rodgers Era in “Title Town.” I just do not trust Lions playing in a game of this magnitude. The Packers are no strangers to playing football games such as the one they will play on Sunday Night. The video below this article explains it all.
Packers vs Bears 2013: NFC North Division Title On the Line
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