4. Robert Tonyan will lead Green Bay in catches
Any Packers fan that expect LaFleur and his offensive coaching staff to open up the playbook against Detroit is going to be severely disappointed. Green Bay isn’t going to pivot to a high-flying aerial attack to cure what ailed them against New Orleans.
Instead, look for the Packers to try to win this game with physicality. That’s going to lead to a sharp uptick in rushing attempts and shorter pass attempts down the field. In terms of the passing game, that’s very good news for Tonyan and his fellow tight ends.
The 6-foot-5 tight end stands a strong chance to be the Packers’ top receiver on the day. The team will look to give Rodgers some easy throws and Tonyan’s big frame is an outstanding target. He may not rack up a ton of yards on Sunday but he will lead his teams in both targets and receptions.
Green Bay’s offense will need to open up later in the season to increase the involvement of the team’s group of wideouts, but Sunday represents a banner day for Tonyan and the tight ends. Don’t be surprised if he finds his way into the end zone against Detroit’s porous defense to cap off his performance.