In less than 24 hours, the Detroit Lions will face off against the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North crown. The Lions come into the game riding a two-game losing streak. Both were road games against NFC teams that have already clinched playoff spots, but both were fairly decisive losses for Detroit.
The Packers, on the other hand, are red hot. They’ve won their last five games, and Aaron Rodgers is absolutely dealing right now. Two of those five wins were against playoff teams (Seahawks and Texans), though both of those games were at Lambeau Field.
The Packers won’t have that advantage this week, as they will have to travel to Ford Field. Green Bay is just 3-3 in the past six games in Detroit’s house, and if it weren’t for a miraculous play that probably shouldn’t have ever happened, they’d be 2-4.
The Lions have won six straight games at home, and this week, Detroit is trying to increase their home-field advantage by adding standing-room only sections:
Here's the just finished standing room only platform at @fordfield Gate G as I was leaving last night. Some SRO tickets are still available. pic.twitter.com/pwHuQxxOeo— Rod Wood (@RodWood_Lions) December 31, 2016
Here’s all the broadcast information you need to get you ready for Week 17’s showdown.
Game time: 8:30 p.m ET on Sunday, January 1, 2017
Location: Ford Field—Detroit, MI
TV channel: NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Week 17 TV coverage map: Click here
Online streaming: NBC Sports
Local radio: Find your affiliate (Dan Miller, Jim Brandstatter, Tony Ortiz)
Odds: Packers by 3.5
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