Detroit Lions to get much-needed boost vs. Packers

This coming Sunday night, the Detroit Lions will take on the Green Bay Packers in a game that may or may not have playoff implications for both teams. Depending on what happens earlier in the day when the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams play, Sunday night's game could be a win-and-get-in situation for both the Lions and Packers. If the Seahawks were to win earlier in the day, the Lions would be eliminated from playoff contention, but if the Seahawks lose, the Lions will still have an opportunity to squeeze their way into the playoffs by beating the Packers.

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What boost will the Detroit Lions get against the Green Bay Packers?

The Lions have had to play the last couple of weeks without one of their leaders in the secondary. That player, of course, is safety DeShon Elliott, who has been out with a shoulder injury.

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On Friday, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell spoke to reporters and he said Elliot would have to have a setback in practice today in order to keep him out of Sunday's game against the Packers. This is obviously a huge boost for a Lions defense that can use all of the help they can get.

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