Packers welcome in the Lions

06 November 2017 22:20:17 GMTPlus11

It won't exactly be the infamous "frozen tundra" on Monday Night in Green Bay, but the temperature is still expected to be around freezing when the Packers host the Detroit Lions.

Green Bay will be once again without quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is out for the foreseeable future with a broken collarbone.

Former UCLA star Brett Hundley continues in Rodgers' place and the Packers will be hoping that the bye week has allowed the 24-year-old to adequately prepare after poor performances against the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.

Hundley was 18-of-33 for 157 yards against the Vikings and 12-of-25 for 87 yards last time out against the Saints.

That completion percentage, 54.5 per cent and 48 per cent respectively, will not get it done in the NFL and with a couple of signal callers available at the trade deadline it remains highly questionable as to why Green Bay did not make a move.

While the Packers have lost two straight the Lions arrive in town having fallen to the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers in their last three outings.

Matthew Stafford is eighth in the league with 264 yards per game and will be keen to take advantage of the fact that Rodgers will not be on the opposite side.

Over in Minneapolis the Vikings have their bye week before heading to take on the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, MD.

Despite leading the Division, Minnesota does not gave an easy second half of the campaign with games left against all three Division rivals along with match-ups against the Redskins, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals.

The Vikings are 1.33 to win NFC North, with the Packers 8.00 and the Lions 5.00.

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