Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 2 game?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic

The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers face off on Monday in a Week 2 NFL game.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these NFL Week 2 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 5:15 p.m. MST time on ESPN.

The Lions are a 10.5-point favorite in the game.

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Pro Football Network: Packers 33, Lions 10

Ben Rolfe writes: "After Week 1, this is a terrifying Monday Night Football matchup. Until the fourth quarter, the Lions were a borderline unwatchable team. They picked it up in the fourth quarter, but can they do it for four quarters in Week 2? As for the Packers, they are going to be in revenge mode. After a week of people questioning whether the Packers should have moved on from him, we could see Rodgers go big here"

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Sportsnaut: Packers 28, Lions 17

Vincent Frank writes: "Outside of a meaningless Week 17 win over the Packers in Green Bay back in 2018, these Lions have struggled big time playing in Wisconsin. We expect this to be the case again. Primarily, the Packers’ swarming defense will cause issues for Jared Goff in this climate."

Mlive: Packers will beat Lions in Week 2

It writes: "It’s hard to think of a tougher opening draw for a team rocking a new head coach, starting quarterback and overhauled roster than the 49ers. Kyle Shanahan’s offense is one of the tougher units to deal with before considering the added challenge of preparing for two quarterbacks in Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Trey Lance. San Francisco has a new defensive coordinator (DeMeco Ryans), but that unit is fully stocked with talent and should be expected to send the heat at prized rookie Penei Sewell."

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Will Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers bounce back in Week 2 of the NFL season against the Detroit Lions?

Sportsnaut: Packers 34, Lions 10

Matt Johnson writes: "The Detroit Lions are going to be an awful football team this year. Jared Goff was elevated by his supporting cast and a great system in Los Angeles. He won’t have either of those things in Detroit and it’s not like this defense can stop anyone. Chalk this up as an easy victory for the Packers."

Fansided: Packers 31, Lions 14

Christian Borman writes: "In Week 2, the Packers will have their home opener against the Lions, a team that is definitely in a rebuild. They are the popular pick to finish last in the NFC North and a team that will be competing for the first overall pick this offseason. After trading Matthew Stafford away to the Rams, the Lions will start Jared Goff. They also lost their top receivers in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones. It looks like Quintez Cephus and Tyrell Williams will replace them. Not exactly an upgrade. While the Lions will be bad, it’s going to be hard for any team to lose 17 straight games. At the end of the day, I think the Packers are just too talented and well-coached. Green Bay rolls at home against the Lions."

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ESPN: Packers have a 69.9% chance to win

The site's Football Power Index gives the Lions a 29.8% chance to pick up the victory.

FiveThirtyEight.com: Packers have an 80% win probability

The site gives the Lions a 20% win probability in the game.

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