This has been a very hard game to pick. I keep weighing the vision of the Lions completely dominating the Packers at Detroit last year vs. my feeling that the Packers are the better team. Of course in last year’s loss Matt Flynn was behind center instead of Aaron Rodgers, on the other hand the Detroit front 4, lead by Suh, so completely dominate the Packers’ offensive line that it didn’t much matter who was at QB.
The other thing on my mind is that it is not uncommon for the Packers under Mike McCarthy to get a slow start to the season. Based on the first two games it seems that pattern is repeating this year.
Bottom line I expect a close game, but I give a slight edge to the Lions at home. Chalk this up as another early season Packers loss – Packers lose 34-30.