Packers on a mission to win in Detroit; Bakhtiari active and will see the action | WFRV Local 5


GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WFRV) – This is a coveted place that 31 other NFL teams would love to be.

The first-round playoff pass was locked in as the conference’s No.1 seed with a regular-season game to play.

The Green Bay Packers are in that enviable position and will face the disheveled Lions in Detroit in the regular season finale at Ford Field on Sunday.

Head coach Matt La Fleur told a press conference earlier this week that his team will travel to Detroit to win a soccer game. He weighed the analyzes of past NFL teams who have played their starters for none, some or all of a meaningless final with the seed unhooked.

Rest against loss of momentum with the NFC division playoffs in Lambeau scheduled for the weekend of January 22-23.

The potential for injury. The wishes of its players. The course of the game Lions.

La Fleur has many factors to consider when it comes to playing time for her starters, including Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Aaron Jones, MVS, Kenny Clark, Rashan Gary, Preston Smith, De’Vondre Campbell and Adrian Amos.

“I’m having a hard time getting into a game saying it doesn’t mean anything,” said La Fleur. “I think every time you go there you try to do your best. So all of our guys who play, who are the majority of our squad, have to go in with the mindset that they’re going to play the whole game.

Green Bay is hoping that several injured starters can return for the divisional playoffs. Reports this morning indicate All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari is active and will see the game for the first time this season.

Excluded from Detroit’s Jaire Alexander game, activated Friday on the COVID 19 list, wide receiver Randall Cobb and linebacker Za’Darius Smith. Bakhtiari trained this week and has been listed as questionable for the Lions game. Center Josh Myers, who has missed 10 straight games, could also be in action.

In La Fleur’s three-year outfit, Green Bay won 39 games, most in a head coach’s first three seasons. If the Packers beat Detroit, La Fleur would equal Mike Ditka with the most wins in three years of the regular season.

Informed of this fact this morning, Ditka replied, “I did not know this fact. He’s a great head coach and the Packers have Aaron Rodgers so they should go out and do business in Detroit. I know the Packers have the seed locked in and Detroit finished after today. But it’s a division game and you have to earn it.

NFL Week 18 Pick

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Packers 27, Lions 24

Green Bay starters will see limited action and a quick start is needed to be successful. Detroit is rambling and competitive at home (meaning the Cardinals are upset) and the Packers started out slowly at Ford Field under La Fleur, but the Packers are once again finding a way to win.


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