Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Week 18 preview

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  • Detroit Lions
    Detroit Lions
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  • Green Bay Packers
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  • Matt LaFleur
    Matt LaFleur
    American football coach

The Green Bay Packers (13-3) will finish off the 2021 regular season with a trip to Detroit to play the Lions (2-13-1) on Sunday at Ford Field.

The Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings last week and have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but coach Matt LaFleur is planning on playing starters for at least part of the game.

In the first meeting this season, the Packers beat the Lions by 18 points in Week 2 at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has won five straight meetings, including each of the last two at Ford Field.

With a win on Sunday, the Packers can improve to 40-9 over the last three regular seasons.

Here’s a quick preview of the matchup between Matt LaFleur’s Packers and Dan Campbell’s Lions:

PACKERS

LIONS

Points per game

26.3 (10th)

18.0 (28th)

Points allowed per game

20.9 (8th)

27.3 (30th)

Average scoring margin

+5.4 (10th)

-9.3 (29th)

Turnover differential

+16 (1st)

-7 (25th)

Yards per play

5.8 (8th)

5.1 (23rd)

Penalties per game

4.3 (2nd)

6.4 (20th)

PFF grade

89.9 (6th)

61.4 (30th)

DVOA

8th

31st

Best offensive player by PFF grade: Packers – WR Davante Adams, Lions – OT Penei Sewell

Best defensive player by PFF grade: Packers – OLB Rashan Gary, Lions – DE Charles Harris

QB COMP

Aaron Rodgers

Jared Goff

Tim Boyle

Cmp/Att

352/513

311/464

61/94

Cmp%

68.6

67.0

64.9

Yards

3,977

3,007

526

Yards/att

7.8

6.5

5.6

TD/INT

35/4

17/8

3/6

Passer rating

111.1

90.0

63.5

Big time throws

35

12

1

Turnover worthy plays

12

18

7

QBR

67.8

36.4

26.0

PFF grade

89.1

59.8

54.0

From the team: Packers Dope Sheet