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Lions-Packers Capsule

The Associated Press

DETROIT (1-1) at GREEN BAY (1-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE — Packers by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Detroit 1-1, Green Bay 1-1

SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 98-68-7

LAST MEETING — Packers beat Lions 27-23, Dec. 3, 2015

LAST WEEK — Lions lost to Titans 16-15; Packers lost to Vikings 17-14

AP PRO32 RANKING — Lions No. 21, Packers No. 9





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — First meeting between teams since QB Aaron Rodgers threw 61-yard touchdown pass to TE Richard Rodgers with no time left to win Thursday night game last season … Lions’ 2015 win at Lambeau Field snapped 23-game regular-season road losing streak against Packers. … Lions WR Anquan Boldin joins former NFL WR Terrell Owens as only players to have at least 1,000 receptions and touchdown catch with four teams. Boldin has also played for Arizona, San Francisco and Baltimore. … QB Matthew Stafford looking for fourth straight game against Packers with two or more touchdown passes. … DE Devin Taylor had two sacks and forced fumble in last meeting between teams. Taylor had 1 1/2 sacks against Titans last week. … Lions’ defense worst in league in red zone, allowing scores on 100 percent of trips. … Lions held Packers to average 57 yards rushing in two games last season. … First time since strike-shortened season in 1982 that Packers have not played in Green Bay until Week 3. … Rodgers hasn’t had QB rating over 100 since Week 6 last season against San Diego. … RB Eddie Lacy averaging 99.5 yards rushing in last two home games against Detroit. … LB Clay Matthews with at least one sack in each of first two games for third time in career (also 2010, 2012). … League-best run defense allowing average 1.63 yards per carry. … Fantasy Tip: WR Jordy Nelson has touchdown TD catches in each of last two games in spite of Packers’ slow start in passing game. Nelson has six TDs in past seven NFC North games.


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