The Green Bay Packers (13-3) head to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions (2-13-1) for an NFC North battle in the final game of the regular season. The Packers took down the Minnesota Vikings 37-10, while the Lions fell to the Seattle Seahawks 51-29. Las VegasNFL odds opened with the Packers as -2 favorites and with the point total at 42½.
The Packers clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with their victory over the Vikings in prime time. It was an easy win as the offense did what it always does: score.
MVP candidateAaron Rodgerspicked apart the Vikings defense for two touchdowns and 288 yards, while the rushing attack added 174 yards on the ground and two scores. Overall, the Pack is averaging over 26 points and owns a five-game winning streak.
Defensively, Green Bay kept the Vikings in check, holding them to ten points and 206 yards of offense. Although they didn’t come up with any takeaways, defense held Minnesota to 2 of 12 on third downs and stuffed Dalvin Cook for 13 yards on nine carries.
The Detroit Lions were hammered on the road in Seattle in Week 17. The offense was without a plethora of weapons, including starting quarterback Jared Godd, who managed to put up 29 points. Other than that, it wasn’t pretty as Tim Boyle threw three interceptions while the running game collected 95 yards.
The defense completely fell apart as they conceded almost 500 yards to the Seahawks. In addition to forcing zero turnovers, the Lions gave up a whopping 265 yards on the ground and basically let Seattle walk into the end zone on six of their eight trips. Detroit ranks 29th in total defense, conceding 379.9 yards and 27.3 points per game.