Thursday Night Football Matchup: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Thursday Night Football Matchup: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Date: Thursday, December 3 – 8:25 PM ET
Site: Ford Field – Detroit
TV: CBS, NFL Network

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Pointspread: Packers -2 (-104), Lions +2 (-106)

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Can the Detroit Lions actually pull off a season sweep over the Green Bay Packers? That has not happened since the 1991 season. Well, the Lions took care of the hard part first – they went to Lambeau Field, in the first game out of their bye week, and registered an 18-16 decision. In that game, the Packers were held to 47 yards rushing, while Aaron Rodgers, the reigning Most Valuable Player, threw the ball up 61 times.

These teams will meet up at 8:25 PM ET at Ford Field, and all customers at BetAnySports can be advised that they can bet on the game while is actually happening, with dynamic odds that are ever-changing through the state-of-the-art software provided by Live Betting Extra.

Let’s get back to that earlier meeting for second. We don’t want to give anyone the impression that Detroit experienced an offensive windfall in that one, as they were held to just 287 yards. But look – the Lions are now on a hot streak, having won three games in a row, while Green Bay has lost four out of their last five. There was not a long turnaround time since the last encounter, so some would naturally assume that the Lions are still in the midst of some momentum, while Green Bay is most decidedly not.

But since this is the National Football League, we are used to some teams playing very poorly one week and very well the next. The Packers simply did not play very well against the Chicago Bears last time out. In fact, Rodgers tallied less than five yards per pass attempt.

Also, Detroit is really shining on the defensive side of the football, allowing only 43 points in the last three games. Maybe it’s not so much of a mirage that they have gotten their ground game going once again, as they have topped 100 yards in two of those last three victories. Yes, everything seems to be coming up roses for them right now.

BetAnySports reduced juice Sportsbook patrons can see that Eddie Lacy has come back from an injury to give Green Bay a rushing attack again. He said 205 yards in his last two games, and this team, even though it has an MVP at the quarterback spot, has a much better run-pass balance than do the Lions.

Now there are really no guarantees for the Packers, except that they are in pretty decent shape for a wild-card spot, if they don’t go into a long swoon. They’ve got a battle on their hands for the division title, as Minnesota is a game ahead of them. They will play in the season finale, and in the head-to-head matchup between them this season, Green Bay emerged with a 30-13 win in the Twin Cities. Rodgers has a ratio of 24 touchdowns to just four interceptions, and it should be noted that Detroit has had its problems against capable air attacks, allowing 69% completions with only four interceptions. This might be a very good barometer to see how much they have really improved.

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CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

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