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3 Green Bay Packers Bold Predictions for Week 2

Zach Brunner
Bold predictions for the Green Bay Packers in Week 2.
Bold predictions for the Green Bay Packers in Week 2. / Al Bello/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers are coming off a dominant road win against the Minnesota Vikings. This week, they face another divisional matchup, with this one being against the Detroit Lions, who collapsed in Week 1 to lose to the Chicago Bears.

Given the history of this rivalry, it wouldn't be shocking to see the game go in either direction. However, there could still be some surprises. With that in mind, here's three bold predictions for the Packers in Week 2.

3. Packers Force Three Turnovers

Neither team saw many turnovers in Week 1. The Packers forced 1 interception, while Matthew Stafford threw 1 interception for the Lions. However, the Packers pass rush could force at least 1 interception from Stafford in Week 2. The Lions are also likely to run a bit more, due to the Packers' weak run defense (gave up 6.1 yards per rush in Week 1). This puts the ball in the hands of D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson more. These are two relatively inexperienced running backs that could be prone to fumbling issues early in the season.

2. Davante Adams Has Another 2-TD Game

After a massive Week 1, where Davante Adams totaled 156 yards and 2 touchdowns, he will likely be the focal point of the defense. However, history tells us that does not matter. Adams has caught 6 touchdowns in his last six games against the Lions, only being held without a TD once. We saw the Lions get beat through the air in Week 1, when Mitchell Trubisky threw for 3 touchdowns.

1. Packers Run For 200 Yards

The Packers rushing attack looked okay in Week 1, but didn't blow anyone away. They ran for 158 yards, with leading rusher Aaron Jones averaging 4.1 yards per carry. The Lions, on the other had, allowed Chicago to average 5.3 yards per carry. Green Bay is expected to see a bit more daylight in the running game in Week 2, so expect them to take advantage.

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