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Detroit Lions have MASSIVE advantage over Packers

On Sunday Night Football, the Detroit Lions will take on the Green Bay Packers in a game that could be a win-and-get-in matchup, depending on what happens earlier in the game between the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams. If the Seahawks lose to the Rams, the Lions would get the No. 7 seed by beating the Packers. If the Seahawks win, the Lions would be eliminated before the Sunday Night Football game starts. The Packers will get in with a win, regardless of what happens in the Seahawks game.

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Detroit Lions have MASSIVE advantage over Packers

According to Next Gen Stats, the Detroit Lions have a massive advantage over the Packers when it comes to the play-action passing game.

As you will see in the video below, since Week 9, Lions' quarterback Jared Goff has used the play-action pass on 30.4% of his pass attempts. During that time, Goff has posted an NGC Passing Score of 98 (out of 99), which is the highest NGC score in the NFL.

At the same time, the Packers have been awful defending the play-action pass as they rank No. 31 in the NFL.

You can bet Lions OC Ben Johnson is well aware of this advantage, and if they can get the running game going, you can bet he will dial up some play-action passes as the game goes on.

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