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Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers Betting Preview

In Week 4 of the National Football League, the Detroit Lions are hitting the road to face off against the Green Bay Packers in a highly anticipated Thursday Night Football clash. Both squads enter this showdown with a respectable 2-1 record, and the stakes are high as they vie for the top spot in the NFC North division.

The Lions head into this contest with a momentum-boosting victory in Week 3 when they triumphed at home against the Atlanta Falcons. Meanwhile, the Packers are coming off an electrifying Week 3 encounter against the New Orleans Saints, where they staged a remarkable comeback. Down 17-0 as the third quarter ended, they orchestrated a stunning turnaround to snatch an 18-17 victory.

The oddsmakers have pegged the Detroit Lions as slight favorites as they venture onto the Packers’ turf. If you’re feeling lucky, you can wager on the Detroit Lions with a -1.5-point spread over the Green Bay Packers in Thursday Night Football action.

Green Bay Seeking Home Win

Undoubtedly, the first three-quarters of Sunday’s game were nothing short of a catastrophe for the Green Bay Packers. However, in a remarkable turn of events, something clicked, and Jordan Love spearheaded a much-needed comeback victory. Love’s final stat line read 22 completions on 44 attempts, amassing 259 yards, one touchdown, and an interception, but it was the fourth quarter where he truly shone.

The Packers found themselves missing the services of Aaron Jones in the previous game, and he may sit out the upcoming one as well. In his absence, AJ Dillon has taken on the mantle of carrying the ball, accumulating 107 rushing yards thus far. Adding to the mix is rookie tight end Luke Musgrave, who is steadily evolving into a threat with 124 receiving yards this season, although he’s yet to find the end zone.

Interestingly, Green Bay has yet to deploy Christian Watson this season, allowing Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs to step into the limelight as the team’s primary receivers. Together, they’ve managed to rack up an impressive 277 receiving yards, along with five touchdowns.

Upstart Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions were the preseason darlings of many NFL pundits, who predicted their ascent to the top of the NFC North. This season offers a prime opportunity for Dan Campbell, Jared Goff, and the Lions to seize control of the division. What characterizes the Lions’ early performance is their penchant for close contests, outscoring opponents by a slim margin of 72-63 across three games.

Jared Goff has proven effective as Detroit’s quarterback, amassing 819 passing yards, five touchdowns, and just two interceptions in the initial trio of games. Amon-Ra St. Brown stands out as Goff’s primary target, averaging over 90 yards per game.

In Week 3, the Lions faced a challenge as star running back David Montgomery was sidelined. However, Jahmyr Gibbs and Craig Reynolds admirably filled the void and may be called upon once again in Week 4, as Montgomery’s availability remains uncertain.

The Lions have found cause for optimism in their two offensive rookies, Gibbs and tight end Sam LaPorta. Although Gibbs is yet to find the end zone, he’s contributed 139 rushing yards and 59 receiving yards. LaPorta made a significant impact in a recent game, tallying 186 receiving yards and scoring his first touchdown.

Packers Smash Lions

Look for a good outing from the Green Bay defense. The Packers offense gets going better than they did in the first three quarters on Sunday.

Green Bay wins this game at home, and takes over as the lone team at the top of the NFC North. Bet the Packers +1.5 over the Lions.

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