The Green Bay Packers will play against the Detroit Lions on Sunday with the Lions looking to recapture some of the spark that got them to the postseason for the first time in over a decade in 2011. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking on the link below.
The Lions advanced to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade last year, and many had hoped they could build upon that achievement this year, but so far things are not going as well as planned. The Lions come into this all NFC North match up in last place in the division with a 4-5 record.
Detroit will now come into a do or die portion of their season where they must rekindle some of that spark that got them to the postseason last year or ultimately wave goodbye to their playoff hopes. This stretch of games will see the Lions face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday before hosting the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving.
The Lions have a grueling second half of the season schedule, which means not many pundits are giving them much hope of turning things around now. But if they are to prove their doubters wrong they have very little margin for error and will have to begin with a win today.
A victory on Sunday would see the Lions at least move back to a level record and potentially move to within just a single game of Minnesota, who are third and on 6-4 prior to this weekend. A win today would of course also move the Lions to within a game of the Packers, who are 6-3 coming into this match up.
Head coach Jim Schwartz has said ahead of today's game: "We don't have a whole lot of wiggle room for mistakes down the stretch. We have to play our best. It's life in the NFL. You have to do that all the time."
However, the Packers are 11-1 against the Lions under head coach Mike McCarthy, and the Packers have won 20 of the past 23 meetings between the two teams, meaning history is firmly on the side of Green Bay.
Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions starts at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.