Monday‌ ‌Night‌ ‌Football‌ ‌Betting‌ ‌Preview:‌ ‌Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers ‌-‌ ‌ Week‌ 6

Detroit Lions (2-1-1) vs. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
Monday, October 14th - 8:15PM ET - Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Betting Line: -4

Week 6 of the NFL will conclude with a Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. Detroit is coming off their bye week -- a well-timed bye after losing to Philadelphia the week before. Green Bay is coming off a big Week 5 win at Dallas.

The Packers got off to an early lead versus the Cowboys. They never looked back. Green Bay was up 17-0 at the half. They led by as much as 28 points. In the end, Green Bay came away with a 34-24 victory.

The Packers did this without Davante Adams and Jamaal Williams.

Aaron Rodger had an uneventful day. He passed for 238 yards on 65% passing. He was sacked just twice and committed no turnovers, but he also did not throw for a touchdown. Rodgers wasn't the star of this game. Those honors go to Aaron Jones.

Jones became the first Packer to rush for four touchdowns in almost 20 years (Dorsey Levens). He finished with 107 rushing and 75 receiving yards. Jones scored as many points as the Cowboys did as a unit.

The defense pressure Dak Prescott all game and forced him into throwing three interceptions for the second time in his career.

I wasn't very high on Green Bay or Aaron Rodgers heading into the season. I'm still not completely sold on Rodgers. He isn't exactly lighting defenses on fire.

In the first three weeks, Green Bay faced Mitch Trubisky, Kirk Cousins, and Joe Flacco. They won those games 58-35. They lost to Carson Wentz and the Eagles in Week 4 and beat the over-hyped Cowboys in Week 5.

Matt Stafford and the Lions are next.

The Lions tied versus the Cardinals, beat the Chargers and Eagles, and lost to the Chiefs. I would argue that their wins over Philly and L.A. and their performance against Kansas City to whom they lost by just four points, is on par if not more impressive than Green Bay's performance thus far. All wins aren't created equally.

Marvin Jones Jr. is playing well and Detroit is starting to see some production from Kenyon Johnson.

The problem for Detroit lies in their defense. They allow opposing quarterbacks to get too comfortable and can't stop the run. Detroit ranks 28th in the NFL with 405.5 total yards allowed per game, 26th with 280.8 passing yards allowed per game, 23rd with 124.8 rushing yards allowed per game. It should be noted that they did play Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs, which will make any defense look bad. Nonetheless, they allowed the yards.

This bet will come down to the spread. Green Bay is coming off a big win and will be riding high. They'll be at home and facing a defense that gave up 438 yards their last time out. If this spread is eight or more points, I'm taking it. I'll have to consider anything below it.