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Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions 12/13/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Green Bay Packers visit the Detroit Lions on 12/13/2020 at 4:25PM.

Green Bay and Detroit face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Green Bay has a record of 9-3 this season. Detroit is 5-7 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Green Bay Team Defense Preview

Green Bay yields 6.1 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 33.4 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.25 points per offensive possession. On 40.2% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 10.7% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 28.6 yard line, they typically last 2:41.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 95.9 and on 2.0% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Green Bay has forced a sack rate of 7.3% this season.

We will get more situational with Green Bay and examine various situations. They have faced 137 third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 53 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 38.7%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 15 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 8 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 53.3%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 36 Red Zone entrances this season and their opponents have converted 24 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 66.7%.

Green Bay Team Offense Preview

Green Bay has 6.2 plays per drive, this offense averages 38.0 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.91 points per drive. On 48.0% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 6.4% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 27.8 and these drives usually take up 3:10 of time.

8.7% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Green Bay and 1.0% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Green Bay has given up 14 sacks this season and there were 126 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Green Bay rushed for 4.5 yards per carry and for 124.2 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 9 times this season.

Examining Green Bay in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 142 third down attempts this season and have converted 68 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 47.9%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 19 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 12 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 63.2%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 45 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and have converted 34 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 75.6%.

Detroit Team Defense Preview

Detroit yields 6.4 plays per drive, this defense gives up 37.5 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.68 points per drive. On 44.1% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 9.4% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 27.3 yard line, they typically last 2:59.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 102.2 against Detroit and on 1.7% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Detroit has caused a sack rate of 4.2% this season.

We will get more situational with Detroit and examine various situations. They have faced 148 third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 66 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 44.6%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 14 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 8 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 57.1%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 48 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 33 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 68.8%.

Detroit Team Offense Preview

Detroit has run 6.0 plays per drive and this offense averages 32.5 yards per drive, and they score 2.18 points per offensive possession. On 38.9% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 9.9% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 28.8 yard line, they typically last 2:35.

5.0% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Detroit and 2.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Detroit has yielded 33 sacks this season and there were 218 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Detroit rushed for 3.9 yards per carry and for 93.6 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 8 times this season.

Examining Detroit in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 150 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 61 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 40.7%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 17 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 9 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 52.9%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 43 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 27 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 62.8%.

The Green Bay Roster

The Players to Watch for Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers QB 6-2 225

This season, Aaron Rodgers has put up 3395 yards and 36 touchdowns. He has thrown 4 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 118.5thus far this season. Aaron Rodgers has thrown 4 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Aaron Rodgers has 87 rushing yards, which puts him in the 54.55 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 23 times this season, which puts him in the 52.27 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 1 rushing touchdowns this season.

Aaron Jones RB 5-9 208

This season, Aaron Jones has 754 rushing yards on 145 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 7 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Aaron Jones picked up 279 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 36 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Davante Adams WR 6-1 215

This season, Davante Adams picked up 1029 yards. He caught the ball 84 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 13 receiving touchdowns this season.

Kenny Clark NT 6-3 314

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Green Bay, Kenny Clark has 18 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 47.44 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Kingsley Keke DE 6-3 288

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Green Bay, Kingsley Keke has 12 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 4 times this season, which put him in the 61.25 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Adrian Amos FS 6-0 214

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Green Bay, Adrian Amos had 43 tackles which puts him in the 67.39 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Adrian Amos as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 57.32 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Jaire Alexander CB 5-10 196

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Green Bay, Jaire Alexander had 32 tackles which puts him in the 65.83 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Jaire Alexander as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 58.41 percentile among Corners this season.

The Detroit Roster

The Players to Watch for Detroit

Matthew Stafford QB 6-3 220

This season, Matthew Stafford has put up 3278 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has thrown 9 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 94.4thus far this season. Matthew Stafford has thrown 9 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Matthew Stafford has 85 rushing yards, which puts him in the 52.27 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 24 times this season, which puts him in the 56.82 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Adrian Peterson RB 6-1 220

This season, Adrian Peterson has 501 rushing yards on 135 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 6 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Adrian Peterson picked up 78 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 11 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Marvin Jones WR 6-2 199

This season, Marvin Jones picked up 619 yards. He caught the ball 51 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 6 receiving touchdowns this season.

John Penisini DT 6-1 318

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Detroit, John Penisini has 11 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 47.44 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 0.0 fumbles this season.

Romeo Okwara DE 6-4 263

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Detroit, Romeo Okwara has 25 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 7 times this season, which put him in the 88.12 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 2.0 fumbles this season.

Tracy Walker FS 6-1 210

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Detroit, Tracy Walker had 42 tackles which puts him in the 64.13 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Tracy Walker as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 21.34 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Jeff Okudah CB 6-1 205

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Detroit, Jeff Okudah had 41 tackles which puts him in the 87.08 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Jeff Okudah as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 58.41 percentile among Corners this season.

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Green Bay Packers 28 Detroit Lions 25

Spread Pick: Detroit +10 -130 5Dimes
Moneyline Pick: Green Bay -394 WagerWeb
Total Pick: Under 55.5 -113 Pinnacle Sports