NFL Preview Capsule: Lions At Packers

DETROIT (10-5) At GREEN BAY (14-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE — Lions by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Detroit 7-6-2; Green Bay 10-5

SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 92-65-7

LAST MEETING — Packers beat Lions 27-15, Nov. 24

LAST WEEK — Lions beat Chargers 38-10; Packers beat Bears 35-21





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Packers have clinched home-field advantage in NFC. … Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 307 yards and two TDs in Thanksgiving Day victory at Detroit. Packers scored 17 straight points in third quarter to break game open. … Lions DT Ndamukong Suh ejected from that game, then suspended two games, after stomping Packers OL Evan Dietrich-Smith. … Lions have clinched first playoff berth since 1999 and will try to secure No. 5 seed. … Detroit has won four games after trailing by 13-plus points, most in NFL history. … Lions QB Matthew Stafford has passed for 4,518 yards and team-record 36 TDs, becoming second-youngest QB in NFL history to pass for 4,000-plus yards and 30-plus TDs in season, after Dan Marino. … RB Kevin Smith had touchdowns rushing and receiving last week. … WR Calvin Johnson leads NFC with 1,437 yards and 15 touchdowns receiving. Since start of 2008 season, Johnson has 44 TD catches, most in NFL. … TE Brandon Pettigrew has 76 catches, most by TE in team history. … DE Cliff Avril had interception return for TD last week. Avril had nine sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries (one for TD) and an interception return for score in past nine games. Avril had sack and forced fumble in last meeting with Packers. … Packers have scored team-record 515 points. … Rodgers is first Packer player and fourth player in NFL to pass for 45-plus TDs in season. Rodgers leads NFL with 122.5 rating, which would be best in NFL history. He has 13 games with 100-plus rating, most in season all-time. … WR Jordy Nelson has career highs in catches (59), yards (1,101) and TDs (12). Six of his TDs have been 35+ yards. … WR James Jones had 65-yard TD in last meeting with Lions and had two TDs last week. … Since 2008, Charles Woodson leads NFL with 25 interceptions and CB Tramon Williams is fourth with 19.

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