Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions: Previews and Prediction

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After dropping a big game to the Vikings, the Lions' playoff hopes are on life support and they have to hope they can overcome a tough Packers team in Week 11.

They catch the Packers at a good time, even after Green Bay has been on a bye, as quite a few Packers are hurt and will still be out on Sunday for the 1 p.m. ET matchup.

The Lions have their own issues with injury and some inconsistent play on the offense.

Will someone besides Calvin Johnson put up big numbers for Stafford? Can they get the run game? Which is a bigger issue for the Lions—the defense or the offense?

Lead Writer Aaron Nagler and I take a long look at which side of the ball has the furthest to step up against the Packers in a game Detroit has to win, no bones about it.

Finally, fellow Lead Writer Matt Miller takes a look at who on the other side of the field will need to put in some extra effort for the Packers to walk out of Ford Field with a win and keep up with the Chicago Bears and ahead of the Minnesota Vikings.

It's getting awfully crowded in the NFC North. The Lions have a chance to make it even more so, while the Packers can clear up some space.

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