Is it just me, or does it seem like it has been a LONG time since the Packers last game in Tampa. It feels like we have been talking about this game (the Lions losing streak in Wisconsin, Rodgers calf injury) forever. The main reason it might seem so long is that most everyone expected this game to be for the NFC north title early in the season.
I expect the Packers to win for a few reasons.
- While the Packers have been steadily improving throughout the second half of the season (the lone exception was the loss in Buffalo) the Lions have been treading water. They have only beaten teams you would expect and not any of them in a convincing manner.
- The Packers have been simply dominant at home and I see them building on their home success as they enter the playoffs.
- Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the NFL and he will be looking to demonstrate that heading into the playoffs.
Prediction: Packers 42-26
Season Record: 13-2