Date: September 28, 2023
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Location: Lambeau Field
Television: Amazon Prime Video
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers: Week 4 Thursday Night Football
Week 4 of the 2023 NFL season kicks off on Thursday night with a divisional matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Both teams are currently tied for first place in the NFC North with a record of 2-1, so this game could have a big impact on the division race.
Green Bay Overtake Saints
The Packers are coming off a dramatic comeback victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 3. The Packers trailed 17-0 at halftime, but they scored 18 unanswered points in the second half to win the game. Quarterback Jordan Love led the comeback, throwing for 300 yards and three touchdowns.
Jordan Love Makes Statement
Jordan Love, the Green Bay Packer’s quarterback, has been solid in his first three games. He has thrown for 700 yards and seven touchdowns, with just two interceptions. He has also shown good mobility, rushing for 100 yards.
Packer’s Running Game Needs Work
The Packers’ running game has been a bit of a disappointment so far this season. Aaron Jones has rushed for just 150 yards in three games, and he is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. However, the Packers are hoping that Jones can get on track against the Lions’ defense, which ranks 29th in the NFL against the run.
The Packers’ defense has been solid this season. They have allowed just 20 points per game, which ranks 10th in the NFL. The Packers’ pass defense has been particularly good, allowing just 219 yards per game, which ranks eighth in the league.
Will the Lions’ Offense Show Up?
The Lions are coming off a 20-6 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. The Lions’ defense was the key to the victory, holding the Falcons to just 280 total yards and forcing three turnovers.
As for the Lions’ offense, it has been inconsistent so far this season. They have scored 20 or more points in two games, but they were held to just 11 points in a Week 2 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Their passing game has been led by Lions’ quarterback, Jared Goff. Goff has thrown for 600 yards and four touchdowns in three games. However, he has also thrown three interceptions.
Lions’ Running Game
The Lions’ running game has been more productive than the Packers’ running game. Lions’ D’Andre Swift has rushed for 200 yards in three games, and he is averaging 5.3 yards per carry. The Lions are hoping that Swift can continue to run the ball effectively against the Packers’ defense.
The Lions’ defense has been one of the surprises of the 2023 season. They have allowed just 21 points per game, which ranks ninth in the NFL. The Lions’ pass defense has been particularly good, allowing just 218 yards per game, which ranks seventh in the league.
Thursday Night Week 4 Key Matchups
- Packers’ offense vs. Lions’ defense: The Packers’ offense has been inconsistent so far this season, but they are still a dangerous unit. The Lions’ defense has been one of the surprises of the season, so this matchup will be a key one to watch.
- Lions’ offense vs. Packers’ defense: The Lions’ offense has also been inconsistent so far this season, but they have a lot of potential. The Packers’ defense has been solid this season, but they are vulnerable against the run.
- Packers’ pass rush vs. Lions’ offensive line: The Packers have a good pass rush, led by Rashan Gary and Preston Smith. The Lions’ offensive line has been inconsistent this season, so they will need to be at their best in order to protect Goff.
Lions vs. Packers Prediction
This game is a tough one to predict. Both teams are evenly matched, and they both have the potential to win. However, the Detroit Lions will have a slight edge even though they are the away team.
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