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NFL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 10/6/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
DETROIT
 
GREEN BAY
+10  

-10  
+325

-475

52
 
9
Final
22

DETROIT (3 - 1) at GREEN BAY (1 - 2)
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Week 5 Sunday, 10/6/2013 1:00 PM
Board OpenLatest
423DETROIT51.553.5
424GREEN BAY-7-7.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games3-1+1.83-12-230.518.5404.7(6.2)1.725.212.7378.7(6.1)2.7
Road Games1-1-0.11-10-224.015.5381.5(6.3)1.022.512.0384.0(5.6)1.5
Last 3 Games2-1+0.82-11-229.320.3383.3(6.2)1.725.712.3395.0(5.9)2.3
Grass Games1-0+11-00-127.017.0441.0(6.8)1.020.014.0420.0(5.8)2.0
Division Games2-0+22-02-037.021.5428.0(6.1)2.528.013.5373.5(6.6)4.0
DETROIT - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)30.518.522.731:2426-97(3.7)25-3964.1%308(7.9)65-405(6.2)(13.3)
Opponents Defensive Avg.27.417.222.531:2826-108(4.1)26-3965.5%292(7.4)66-399(6.1)(14.6)
Offense Road Games24.015.520.028:4421-56(2.6)24-3962.8%325(8.3)60-381(6.3)(15.9)
Defense (All Games)25.212.721.228:3621-111(5.2)25-4160.6%268(6.5)62-379(6.1)(15)
Opponents Offensive Avg.25.112.619.629:3224-106(4.4)23-3761.1%248(6.6)61-353(5.8)(14.1)
Defense Road Games22.512.025.531:1523-103(4.4)27-4561.1%280(6.2)68-384(5.6)(17.1)
DETROIT - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)0.71.01.71.012-329.8%1-033.3%1-25(20)3-26(9.5)7-71
Opponents Avg. Stats Against1.21.22.42.613-540.8%1-164.3%2-56(26.6)16-2(9.1)6-55
Stats For (Road Games)0.50.51.00.512-329.2%1-050.0%1-19(19)2-5(2.2)8-86
Stats Against (All Games)2.00.72.7 12-221.3%1-175.0%3-72(24.1)2-11(5.5)5-42
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.81.8 13-434.0%1-169.2%3-79(26.9)6-1(4.4)5-50
Stats Against (Road Games)1.00.51.5 12-329.2%0-00.0%2-44(22)2-10(4.2)6-42

GREEN BAY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games1-2-1.51-23-032.018.0454.7(7)2.329.39.3404.3(6.7)1.7
Home Games1-0+11-01-038.024.0580.0(8.8)1.020.00.0422.0(7.4)1.0
Last 3 Games1-2-1.51-23-032.018.0454.7(7)2.329.39.3404.3(6.7)1.7
Grass Games1-101-12-033.019.0482.5(7.9)1.527.07.0458.0(7)0.5
GREEN BAY - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)32.018.026.028:3524-128(5.3)27-4166.4%327(8)65-455(7)(14.2)
Opponents Defensive Avg.241320.631:4029-116(4)21-3560.8%242(7)64-358(5.6)(14.9)
Offense Home Games38.024.028.032:2924-139(5.8)34-4281.0%441(10.5)66-580(8.8)(15.3)
Defense (All Games)29.39.320.031:2525-93(3.7)24-3668.2%311(8.7)61-404(6.7)(13.8)
Opponents Offensive Avg.20.98.91929:2025-107(4.2)22-3661.6%243(6.7)62-350(5.7)(16.7)
Defense Home Games20.00.018.027:3117-108(6.4)26-4065.0%314(7.8)57-422(7.4)(21.1)
GREEN BAY - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)1.01.32.3-0.711-436.4%1-033.3%2-28(12.1)1-12(12)4-46
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.80.81.51.414-535.3%1-060.0%2-36(20.4)15-2(7.8)5-54
Stats For (Home Games)0.01.01.00.010-440.0%1-1100.0%2-24(12)1-11(11)4-40
Stats Against (All Games)0.71.01.7 13-540.0%1-166.7%3-77(25.6)1-6(4.2)8-69
Opponents Avg. Stats For11.12.1 13-536.9%1-046.2%2-45(20.7)10-2(5.8)8-67
Stats Against (Home Games)1.00.01.0 11-327.3%2-150.0%3-59(19.7)2-9(4.5)7-78
Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 19.2,  GREEN BAY 22.3
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
DETROIT - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/8/2013MINNESOTA34-24W-4W46O33-11728-43-352222-10518-28-2254
9/15/2013@ ARIZONA21-25L-1L47U20-4924-36-273125-8723-40-2611
9/22/2013@ WASHINGTON27-20W-1W48U23-6325-42-378122-12032-50-3002
9/29/2013CHICAGO40-32W-3W47.5O30-15923-35-228316-13127-47-2864
10/6/2013@ GREEN BAY            
10/13/2013@ CLEVELAND            
10/20/2013CINCINNATI            
10/27/2013DALLAS            

GREEN BAY - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/8/2013@ SAN FRANCISCO28-34L5.5L46.5O19-6321-37-322234-9027-39-4040
9/15/2013WASHINGTON38-20W-7W47.5O24-13934-42-441117-10826-40-3141
9/22/2013@ CINCINNATI30-34L-3L48.5O30-18226-43-217424-8220-28-2154
10/6/2013DETROIT            
10/13/2013@ BALTIMORE            
10/20/2013CLEVELAND            
10/27/2013@ MINNESOTA            
11/4/2013CHICAGO            
KEY GAME INFORMATION
DETROIT: The running game figures to be an afterthought again for the NFL's most pass-happy team. Reggie Bush is the new No. 1 back, but he was brought in more for his receiving skills and ability in space. His carries will come working off the passing game and likely be a lot of delays and draws, and often out of the shotgun. Mikel Leshoure, a tentative plodder who was a disaster last season, will hopefully perform better in his second season back from a torn Achilles. Joique Bell has a chance to push Leshoure for playing time, but his strength is more in the passing game, making him the likely odd man out. Expect a lot more of Matthew Stafford sitting back in shotgun with three and four receivers. Calvin Johnson is obviously the focal point, often working up the seam and breaking off when safeties sit deep. With no reliable No. 2 receiver, Brandon Pettigrew is Stafford's second option, working the middle of the field while Nate Burleson acts as a third receiver. Bush will have a big role in the screen game and figures to flex out to the slot at times. Ryan Broyles remains a question mark coming off a torn ACL, and Mike Thomas must prove he can make plays downfield. Leshoure figures to take the reps when they get down near the goal line, though Stafford runs the occasional sneak. The Lions took a gamble on fifth overall pick DE Ezekiel Ansah and added newcomer DL Jason Jones from Seattle to bolster a weak pass rush (34 sacks, T-20th in NFL). Former Texans SS Glover Quin adds toughness to the secondary that is still searching for a serviceable No. 2 corner behind top CB Chris Houston. They did little else to improve their sagging defense that allowed 24+ points in each of their final eight games and had multiple takeaways just five times in 2012. Detroit has the 2nd-hardest NFL schedule in 2013.
GREEN BAY: The Packers are still trying to figure out the running game, a one-cut system that plays off the passing game. They run out of all their looks, whether it's with a fullback, two tight ends or a three- or four-receiver look. Rookie Eddie Lacy enters this year as the favorite for early-down carries, though they'll rotate three backs most weeks and simply ride the hot hand. Lacy and fullback John Kuhn will work in short yardage situations, and they'll even have WR Randall Cobb take some hand-offs out of a shotgun formation. Aaron Rodgers is as good as anyone in the NFL throwing on the run, and they'll keep moving the pocket behind a shaky offensive line that allowed Rodgers to be sacked 51 times last year, well up from 36 sacks in 2011. Cobb should emerge as the most consistently targeted player because he works underneath so often. Healthy again, Jordy Nelson should be the big-play receiver again, with James Jones getting more consistent playing time with Greg Jennings gone. And flex TE Jermichael Finley is up for a bigger role as Cobb gets more attention from defenses. The backs are not used often as receivers. The Packers are a pass-heavy team in the red zone. Rodgers led the team in rushes inside the 10. Lacy and Kuhn figure to battle for the goal line role. The Packers defense has certainly improved, especially at home where they allowed just 17.5 PPG last year. The D-Line doesn't possess great pass rushers, but OLB Clay Matthews (13 sacks) takes care of that. Even without Charles Woodson, this secondary still shines brightly with SS Morgan Burnett (123 tackles) and CBs Tramon Williams (16 PD) and Casey Hayward (6 INT). LB Brad Jones is coming off a career year (77 tackles) and will take over for Desmond Bishop, who was released after not taking a pay cut.
PREVIEW
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(UPDATES Packers LB Matthews' status)

*Lions-Packers Preview* =======================

By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer

The Detroit Lions are heading to Lambeau Field atop the NFC North. Guaranteeing they stay there will require them to break another extensive road losing streak.

Two weeks after winning at Washington for the first time in 21 tries, the Lions will try to snap a 22-game Wisconsin skid against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Nineteen of those losses came at Lambeau while three were played in Milwaukee. The Lions' last road win against the Packers was Dec. 15, 1991 in Green Bay, and they'll look to snap that slide after ending a nearly 68-year drought at Washington with a 27-20 victory Sept. 22.

"It's the same mindset we have every time we play a road game," quarterback Matthew Stafford said. "Lambeau's a tough environment but it's no different than any other place."

This will be a matchup of two of the three NFL teams averaging at least 400 yards of offense and 30 points.

Stafford and the Lions moved into a tie for first with a 40-32 home win over Chicago on Sunday. Detroit turned in its best rushing performance of the year, finishing with 159 yards after totaling 112 the previous two weeks.

Reggie Bush had his best game with the Lions, running for 139 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.

The Packers rank eighth in rush defense at 93.3 yards allowed per game, though they're 28th against the pass at 311.0. Stafford's top target, Calvin Johnson, has 21 catches and 362 receiving yards in his last two visits to Green Bay.

The Packers could have starting safety Morgan Burnett back to help hold the Lions' offense in check. He missed the first three games with a hamstring injury.

"They have a very explosive offense," Burnett said. "They've got a lot of weapons with Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush; they've got (Brandon) Pettigrew at tight end, you've got Matthew Stafford at quarterback. They've got weapons, so you've got to trust your defense, trust your technique. You can't get out of line with guessing or anything, because they're a good team."

Hamstring injuries have left the statuses of linebacker Clay Matthews and cornerback Casey Hayward uncertain, though Matthews was back at full speed in practice Thursday and plans to play.

Stafford threw for 242 yards with a touchdown and interception against the Bears, and he wasn't asked to do much after the Lions built a 30-13 halftime lead.

Detroit's defense forced four turnovers for the second time this year with an effective pass rush, sacking Jay Cutler three times to double his season total. The Lions, though, were outscored 16-3 in the fourth quarter as Cutler threw for two TDs, and rattling Aaron Rodgers hasn't been quite as easy for Detroit.

The Packers are 8-1 against the Lions with Rodgers starting, with the loss coming in a game he was knocked out of Dec. 12, 2010.

Green Bay is third in the league with 454.7 yards per game and second in scoring average at 32.0 points.

Running back Eddie Lacy hopes to have the chance to help sustain those gaudy numbers. He was at practice early in the week after being sidelined by a concussion sustained Sept. 15 in a 38-20 victory over Washington.

Without Lacy, however, the Packers have had a 100-yard rusher in back-to-back games after going the previous 44 without one.

"I'm fully aware of how we're viewed, but the reality is how our offense is implemented in practice and how we train, it starts with the run game," coach Mike McCarthy said. "Now, the way the games are played has a lot to do with the trend and the flow of the football game. Running the football is important."

James Starks ran for 132 yards against the Redskins and Johnathan Franklin had 103 on Sept. 22, though Green Bay lost 34-30 at Cincinnati the week before its bye.

Rodgers' 105.1 passer rating is among the league leaders, but the Bengals were able to get to him and create mistakes. They sacked him four times and forced him into two of his three interceptions this year, while holding him to 244 yards passing.

Rodgers had surpassed 250 passing yards in seven straight games since the Lions held him to 173 in a 27-20 victory Dec. 9.

The Packers have won nine in a row at home, with Rodgers getting picked off just four times in that span. Snapping streaks, though, isn't the main motivator for Lions coach Jim Schwartz.

"No. 1, it would be our fourth win of the year," he said. "No. 2, it would make us 3-0 in our division. It would give us another chance to put a loss on a division opponent. We certainly want to end the streak (in Wisconsin), but that's not our rallying cry. Our rallying cry is 'Green Bay' and 'division game.' Those are the things that will mean more to the players."

Detroit added veteran receiver Kevin Ogletree on Wednesday a day after he was cut by Tampa Bay. He adds much-needed depth for the Lions in the absence of No. 2 receiver Nate Burleson, out indefinitely with a broken left arm.

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Last Updated: 9/2/2014 11:14:21 PM EST


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