Lions vs. Packers: Five Keys To Victory
The Detroit Lions face the Green Bay Packers Sunday at home at Ford Field. This is a big game for the Detroit Lions, facing NFC North rival quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers are not having a great season, and the team does have flaws for the Lions to take advantage of and get a win. In this video, MicroMike gives his five keys to victory for the Lions.
Stop Green Bay’s Wide Receivers
Green Bay has a lot of injuries to the wide receiver corps, and the wide receivers they do have are not playing well. Currently, the Packers are ranked 17th in pass offense and 26th in scoring offense. The Lions’ secondary has an opportunity not to allow Packers to gain yards in the air.
Stop RB Aaron Jones
The Packers do not have good weapons at wide receiver but have a great running back in Aaron Jones. The Packers’ offense is rushing 15th in the NFL, and that has to do with the explosion of RB Jones.
If they can stop the Packers’ rush game, the Lions have a shot at winning Sunday.
Score In The Second Half
Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson has not scored a single point in the second half of the past three games. For the Lions to win, they must score in the second half, and OC Johnson must make adjustments to get points on the board.
Second Half Adjustments
The Lions’ second-half adjustments have been horrible this season. Head coach Dan Campbell must prepare the team on offense and defense versus the Packers and the adjustments they make at halftime. The same game plan in the first half will not cut it in the second half.
Run The Football
The Detroit Lions must run the football and stick to the run game. The Packers’ defense is 29th in the NFL on run defense. The Lions have a top-ten run offense with running backs, D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams. Use these backs as the primary weapons on offense.