The Green Bay Packers welcome the Detroit Lions to Lambeau Field in Week 5 with both teams headed in opposite directions. The Lions stand atop the NFC North with an impressive 3-1 record, while the Packers return from a bye week at just 1-2.
While it’s not the norm, now isn’t the time to be bashful about these Lions, who have twice unleashed new weapon Reggie Bush, and got by without him for a win on another occasion. The real question, however, is if the Packers are prepared. After blowing out the Washington Redskins at home in Week 2, Green Bay didn’t look like an elite team on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals, to whom they fell late, thanks to a lost fumble that was returned for a touchdown.
We know the history here. Green Bay dominates Detroit at Lambeau and has since 1992. That would be an 0-22 mark in the last 22 tries. But records were made to be broken, right?
The Lions hope so and the Packers most certainly hope not, as what is expected to be one of the NFL’s top shootouts of Week 5 could play a huge hand in deciding the division.
Needless to say, with so much history enveloped in this one, as well as so much riding on an early season game, it’s no shocker than it’s $322 on average to catch it live. In fact, just the get-in price is a staggering $147 on average.
That’s good for 22% more than the average price of Packers tickets this season, meaning this division rivalry is heating up considerably.
While Detroit and Green Bay’s explosive offenses will be the hyped battle here, the true deciding factor of this game could be found in the trenches. Will Green Bay protect Aaron Rodgers and snuff the run on the other side, or will Detroit’s aggressive defensive line help the Lions raise their flag in Lambeau for the first time in almost two decades?
We can’t be certain who will emerge as the victor, but it’s undoubtedly going to be one of the more entertaining NFL clashes of Week 5.