24. Detroit Lions (23) (Play Monday Night)
At the beginning of the season, the Detroit Lions appeared to be one of the top contenders in the NFC after winning three of their first four games, with their only loss ending up being a close one against the Atlanta Falcons. Since then, the Lions have become one of the most frustrating teams to following, as Matthew Stafford and company enter Monday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers looking to snap their three-game losing streak.
What makes this whole situation even more frustrating for Detroit is they easily could have earned a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend if the offense could have recorded at least one or two touchdowns instead of settling for five field goals. And to think this was a Lions team that had established a reputation dating back to last season that tends to rally in the fourth quarter thanks to Stafford.
Facing the Green Bay Packers is never an easy task, but it will be interesting to see if Detroit’s defense can take advantage of facing Brett Hundley instead of Aaron Rodgers, who is recovering from a broken collarbone. At 3-4, Stafford realizes the Lions can’t afford many more losses if they have any intention of returning to the postseason.