The Detroit Lions have already pulled off one upset on the road in this young 2016 season. Not many outside of Detroit expected the Lions to take down the Indianapolis Colts opening weekend, yet they managed to beat the odds.
The Lions face a similar situation this week. The Green Bay Packers are pretty heavy favorites (seven points by most oddsmakers), and the current health of the Lions roster only hurts the team’s chances of winning in Lambeau.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
What are the chances the Detroit Lions pull off the upset and beat the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau?
My answer: I give the Lions about a 20 percent chance of winning on Sunday. I do think the Lions offense can—and will—keep the team in it for the majority of the game. Matthew Stafford has looked good enough where it would be ignorant to count the Lions completely out of any game. But defensively, this team is broken. The Lions haven’t been able to stop anyone on defense, and now without Ezekiel Ansah and likely DeAndre Levy again this week, it’s hard to imagine Detroit holding Aaron Rodgers and the Packers below 30 points this week.