Packers vs 49ers Live : NFl Football Game Online HD Tv 4k,The Green Bay Packers (2-1-1) will attempt to record a second win in a row on Sunday afternoon at Ford Field, where the Detroit Lions (1-3) await their NFC North rivals for a Week 5 matchup.
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There aren’t many Week 17 NFL games with significant playoff implications. Usually, there are a whole slew of permutations of who can qualify for the final playoff spots and what needs to go right for them, but this year, things are a bit quiet. One important contest for Week 17 will the Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions affair. The winner of this game will claim the NFC North title while the loser could fall out of the playoffs altogether (if the Washington Redskins win). In the event of a rare tie, the two NFC North teams would qualify while the Redskins would miss out.
The Lions have stumbled in back-to-back weeks and blown what was otherwise a comfortable division lead. Now they enter Week 17 having to hold serve against a red-hot Packers team that’s won five straight. It’s not the position they wanted to be in. However, they are still 7-1 at home this year and could send a statement about their legitimacy should they earn the win.
Five weeks ago, the Packers were 4-6 and seemed dead in the water. Fast forward just over a month and they’re one of the hottest teams in the NFL. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is back in the conversation for league MVP, the Packers have seemingly fixed their running game and their defense has held it together. The Packers are giving up 17.6 points per game during their winning streak. During the four-game losing streak that preceded this hot streak, the Packers had allowed at least 31 in each of those games.
Rodgers is unconscious right now as he’s thrown for nine touchdowns and no interceptions in December while posting a 120.7 quarterback rating. He’s getting the time he needs and he’s seeing the field clearly.
One thing the Packers will have to do in this spot is play better on the road than they have this season. They nearly lost at Chicago two weeks ago and prior to that, were blown out in back-to-back road games at Washington and Tennessee. They are just 3-4 on the road this year while the Lions are 7-1 at home. Home-field advantage could be a big factor in this contest.
The Lions had been one of the NFL’s biggest surprise teams this season but it looks like the clock has struck midnight on this Cinderella. Unless they can really change their momentum and beat the Packers, they’re going to miss the playoffs and be viewed as a disappointment. They could have been in a better position had they won either of their last two contests, but they didn’t have great showings in either. They lost on the road to the New York Giants in a game where their offense was very sloppy. Then they lost last week to the Dallas Cowboys, blowing a 21-14 lead only to lose 42-21.
The Lions have defense may have some stats that look good – prior to last week, hadn’t allowed more than 20 points in eight straight – but the analytics would say otherwise. Their running game has been broken all season too and that’s what has led to some spotty outings. The good news is that the Packers defense is depleted and has been downright horrible at times this year. If quarterback Matt Stafford can avoid turnovers and the Lions can run the ball to play keep away, they could pull this off.
The Lions momentum has shifted as they’ve lost two straight both straight up and against the spread. As for the Packers, they have won five straight while covering the spread in four of those games.