It’s finally here. After days and days of waiting, one of the most anticipated games from the beginning of the year is here. The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are facing off on national television in a game with huge NFC North implications.
Okay, maybe I’m overselling this a bit. The Lions are on a three-game losing streak, while the Packers are just trying to stay afloat long enough to see if an Aaron Rodgers return would be worth it in the final few weeks of the season.
Detroit travels to the cursed gridiron of Lambeau Field this week to take on a Packers teams that is losers of their past two games. The Lions haven’t had much success in Green Bay over the past three decades, but with Brett Hundley behind center, who knows what is going to happen?
Of course, the last time the Lions traveled to Lambeau and faced a Packers team sans Rodgers, one of the most exciting, yet forgettable games occurred. Matt Flynn dropped 45 points on the Lions, preventing them from getting a more favorable matchup in the 2011 playoffs.
But this year, the Lions have one of the most formidable defenses in the league while Brett Hundley hasn’t looked anything like a quarterback capable of laying six touchdowns on a defense. If the Lions are going to lose a game to another Packers backup quarterback, it’s going to look a lot different than that game.
Both teams are hoping to end their currently multi-game losing streaks in the hopes of keeping up with the division-leading Vikings.
Here’s all the information you need to know about Monday night’s game:
Game time: 8:30 p.m ET on Monday, November 6, 2017
Location: Lambeau Field—Green Bay, WI
TV channel: ESPN
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters
Week 9 TV coverage map: Click here
Online streaming: WatchESPN; NFL Sunday Ticket; Catch live audio and post-game replays on NFL Game Pass
Local radio: Find your affiliate (Dan Miller, Jim Brandstatter)
National radio: Westwood One (Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Hub Arkush)
Odds: Lions by 2
Follow on social media: @PrideOfDetroit (Twitter) • Pride Of Detroit (Facebook)
SB Nation coverage: Pride Of Detroit (Lions) • Acme Packing Company (Packers)