Most considered the Detroit Lions Monday Night Football game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field a must-win for both teams.
Fortunately for the Lions, they dominated from the start and eventually walked away with a 30-17 win to move to 4-4 on the season, two games behind the Minnesota Vikings for first place in the NFC North.
Up next for the Lions are the winless Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday at Ford Field.
According to the Bet Phoenix website, the Lions are a 12.5-point favorite over the Browns. The spread originally opened at -9.5 in favor of Detroit, but quickly moved to where it currently is, following the Lions impressive win over the Packers. Check out where the Lions odds for next game stand right now with live lines.
If the line remains at 12.5 or higher, it will be the largest number the Lions have ever been favored by.
The Lions have some very winnable games coming up and they absolutely must take care of business if they want to keep pace with (and eventually pass) the Vikings in the North.
3 Takeaways from the Lions’ huge win against the Packers on MNF
The Detroit Lions traveled to Lambeau Field to take on their NFC North rival the Green Bay Packers. Detroit had dropped their previous three games going into the matchup, while Green Bay had lost their last two games since MVP-caliber quarterback Aaron Rodgers was lost for the season.
The Lions were looking to get a rare win at Lambeau Field against a Rodgers-less Packer team, and they did it. They defeated the Green Bay Packers 30-17 and ended their losing skid. With the Lions now in second place in the NFC North, here are three takeaways from the big win that got them there:
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