Back at Lambeau: What to Expect from the Packers-Lions Week Four Showdown

Jake WinieckiCorrespondent IIIOctober 2, 2010

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 27:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers drops back to pass against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears won 20-17.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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First off, last week was terrible.  I won't even begin to get into the monstrosity that was last week's game.

That being said, what can we expect this week?  More than likely something much better.  The 18 penalties shouldn't happen again, mainly since they had never happened before.


Also, Aaron Rodgers played very well last week and has thrown for over 300 yards in each of his four career starts against the Lions.  I don't see any reason why that should change on Sunday.

Expect the running game to be non-existent once again, as they shouldn't need it too much to beat Detroit. 

Jermichael Finley's 265 receiving yards ranks him eighth in the league overall and first among tight ends.  He should be a big factor in this week's game.  Clay Matthews didn't record a sack last week, but still leads the NFL with six.  With Detroits shaky o-line, expect that number to increase.

Frank Zombo will get the start over the injured Brad Jones at OLB, and played well last week with the exception of the personal foul penalty that took back an interception by Nick Barnett that would have essentially ended the game. 

But besides that "minor" screw up, he played well in his first career start.

Masthay has been inconsistent and the ST coverage has been horrendous.  This will need to get fixed soon if they want to avoid further losses in the near future.

Overall the forecast looks good for Green Bay's Week 4 showdown with the Detroit Lions.  I expect the Packers to bounce back and win this one by a final score of 34-14.