Detroit Lions (0-1) at Green Bay Packers (1-0), 1:00 pm
Lions: Last Sunday at home, Matt Patricia’s team – now losers of 10 consecutive games – squandered a 23-6 fourth=quarter lead in giving up three touchdown passes in the final 15 minutes. Last season, Detroit allowed a total of 152 points in the fourth quarter and OT – topped only by the Dolphins (157). It ain’t over ‘til…
Packers: After finishing 1-4-1 versus their NFC North rivals in 2018, the Packers now own a seven-game winning streak versus their divisional foes as they host the Lions. A year ago, Green Bay swept Detroit for the first time since, posting a pair of comeback wins after trailing by 13 and 14 points, respectively, in Week 6 and in Week 17.
Minnesota Vikings (0-1) at Indianapolis Colts (0-1), 1:00 pm
Vikings: A year ago, the Vikings finished 14th in total defense, quite a departure for a team that ranked third, first and fourth, respectively, in the NFL in yards allowed per game the previous three seasons (2017-19). In last week’s 43-34 home loss to Green Bay, Mike Zimmer’s defense allowed 522 yards, had zero sacks and no takeaways.
Colts: After a respectable start last season, Indianapolis’ defense has had its issues, especially when it comes to the pass. After allowing just 13 TD tosses in their first nine games a year ago, Frank Reich’s club has given up 20 scores through the air in their last eight contests – three last week to Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew.