Cory Jennerjohn (@coryjennerjohn)
The Lions are giving just 88 yards rushing a game, which means the biggest matchup of the day will be Matt Flynn vs. the nasty Lions’ front four that has 16 sacks as a group. The Lions already smell chum in the water with the way right guard T.J. Lang and right tackle Marshall Newhouse are playing. Reggie Bush will have a big game because no linebacker will be able to stay with him.
Lions 31 Packers 23
Jacob Westendorf (@jacobwestendorf)
One of the biggest myths that goes around every is the idea that the Lions always play well on Thanksgiving. They are winless in their last 10 Turkey Day contests. Fortunately for them they are playing a Packers team on their fourth starting QB in five weeks. The packers are getting some reinforcements back but just played a five quarter game, with a short week on the road looming. Without Aaron Rodgers that is simply too much to overcome as the lions will win a close one.
Lions 27 Packers 17
John Rehor (@jrehor)
This is really a heart versus head type of game to predict. My heart tells me to pick the Packers. Putting Matt Flynn on the field gives the Packers the best opportunity for the Green Bay offense to look the way it does when Aaron Rodgers is under center. Flynn knows the offense, he knows his teammates, and he knows what it takes to win. Most importantly, he knows what winning this game means-the Packers moving back into first place. Unfortunately, the Lions are not going to just roll over for the Packers. Their offense is one of the best in the league. Calvin Johnson is the best wide receiver in the league, and his counterpart Nate Burleson is no slouch. They will be running into a Packers secondary has struggled to stop everybody this season. If Sam Shields does not play, it is going to be ugly, and might be even if he does. The Lions defense stops everybody that tries to run against it, which will make it difficult for Eddie Lacy to get moving today. Throw in Josh Sitton’s comments from earlier this week, and the Lions will be out for blood today on their home turf. Which is why my head thinks much differently than my heart.
Lions 34 Packers 24
Ross Uglem (@rossuglem)
Matt Flynn has been charged with saving the season for the second time now. Regardless of the fact that he “only” led the Packers to a tie last weekend against the Vikings, he did what needed to be done. If he is able to torch the Lions to the extent of getting a win again, the Packers will be right back in the driver’s seat to win their third consecutive division crown. I believe in Matt Flynn because I have to.
Packers 41 Lions 35
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