It turns out the Detroit Lions will have an unexpected game in primetime this year. As first reported by Marques Eversoll of Packers radio WDUZ, the Lions will travel to Lambeau in Week 2 for a “Monday Night Football” matchup against the Green Bay Packers. This has since been backed by Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The game is scheduled for Monday, September 20 at 8:15 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.
I probably don’t have to remind you that the Lions faced off against the Packers on “Monday Night Football” just two years ago. We don’t need to revisit what exactly happened in that game, because if we do, Trey Flowers may stiff-arm us in the
face chest. That being said, the Lions took down the Packers in 2017 on MNF, 30-17.
Of course, this time around the big question is whether Aaron Rodgers will be part of the Packers’ squad this year. Reports are that he wants out of Green Bay, but the Packers have clearly stated they have no interest in trading him. Neither side has budged from their side, though, so we’ll have to see. Regardless, this is the TIM BOYLE/JAMAAL WILLIAMS REVENGE GAME. Not to mention, this’ll be a fun brotherly rival between Amon-Ra St. Brown and Equanimeous St. Brown.
Per Eversoll, the Packers got a very favorable schedule when it comes to their divisional games. Apparently, every single home divisional game will be a primetime, nationally-televised game: Week 2 against the Lions on MNF, Week 14 against the Bears on “Sunday Night Football” and Week 17 against the Vikings on “Sunday Night Football.”