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Week 9 NFL MNF staff picks: Lions-Packers predictions

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A look at who our staff is picking for “Monday Night Football.”

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Week 9 is almost in the books but the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers still have some unfinished business before we completely turn the page. “Monday Night Football” features a big NFC North showdown as both Green Bay and Detroit are fighting to remain relevant in the division that is currently being controlled by the Minnesota Vikings.

When these two teams last met, they were fighting for the NFC North crown in Week 17 of 2016. The Packers came out on top, and it looked like they were going to continue to own the North this season. But with Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone, the division is wide open and Green Bay could be headed towards a season without the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. We here at Pride of Detroit are a bit weary of burying the Packers this early, especially considering Detroit’s own problems at the moment. Though the majority of our staff is still picking the Lions to win Monday night, three of 10 think Green Bay will win without Rodgers.

Take a look:

Alex Reno (6-1): 17-16 Packers
Chris Perfett (5-2): 3-0 Packers
Mike Payton (4-3): 21-14 Lions
Justin Simon (4-3): 27-13 Lions
Ryan Mathews (4-3): 17-13 Lions
Kent Lee Platte (3-4): 37-17 Lions
Kyle Yost (3-4): 24-23 Packers
Jeremy Reisman (3-4): 23-20 Lions
Andrew Kato (2-4): 31-16 Lions
Jerry Mallory (2-4): 20-13 Lions

Pretty much everyone agrees this is going to be a close, somewhat low-scoring event.

But what do you think? Vote in the poll below, and give your specific score predictions in the comment section. Closest prediction to the actual score gets a shout out in next week’s On Paper preview. Let’s hear it!

Poll

Who will win "Monday Night Football?"

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Detroit Lions
    (1272 votes)
  • 29%
    Green Bay Packers
    (544 votes)
1816 votes total Vote Now