DETROIT - NOVEMBER 07: Detroit Lions team doctor Kyle Anderson checks the right shoulder of Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions after leaving the game during the third quarter of the game at Ford Field on November 7 2010 in Detroit Michigan. The Jets defeated the Lions 23-20 in overtime. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Will the Detroit Lions get one more win before they start their first trip through the playoffs since 1999? Beating the Packers, starters or not, would be a nice boost.
This is a tough game to predict. With their chance at an undefeated season lost in Kansas City, the Green Bay Packers still have the top seed in the NFC nailed down and a first-round bye after this game. The Detroit Lions have a playoff spot sewn up for the first time since Bill Clinton was President. Nevertheless, they could still use a final tune up before the postseason begins.
Green Bay opened as one and a half-point favorites in this game. That line has changed considerably thanks to news that the Packers might rest some of their starters in this game. Detroit is now favored by three and a half points, though 80 percent of bettors are still taking the Packers to cover. Detroit is 7-7-1 against the spread. Green Bay is 10-5 against the spread this season.
The over/under is 47 points on this game. Normally, that would seem low considering these two high-flying offenses, but with questions about starters playing, it's a tough call.