2008 Season NFL Football Past Picks

December 28, 2008

This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.

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Detroit at Green Bay

Sunday 12/28 01:00 PM Eastern

3 units on Game Total UNDER 41.5 -110 (risk 3 to return 3)  RESULT: LOSS

The Detroit Lions look to avoid being the first team in NFL history to go 0-16. The oddsmakers give them a very low chance of avoiding this fate as they face Green Bay. The Packers have the same number of wins as the Lions over the last five weeks - and that is exactly zero. Detroit should bring some intensity into this game in an effort to avoid the embarrassment of finishing as the worst team in NFL history. I would have to think that Green Bay plays hard here to avoid being the team that gave the Lions their only win. And, this is a division-rivalry game that is often played hard, regardless of the circumstances. Aaron Rodgers has appeared to hit the wall and the Packers' offense has struggled to just 18 ppg in the last three games. I would think he may even share QB duties with Flynn this week, just to give him a few snaps, especially if they get out to a big lead. The Lions are managing just 265 yards of offense per game and have scored just 54 points in their last four games or 13.5 ppg. Neither of these teams has anything to play for in terms of playoffs, but everything to play for in terms of pride, especially with the Lions being winless. I like this one to go UNDER the total.
FINAL SCORE
TEAM 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q FINAL
Lions 0 7 7 7 21
Packers 14 0 0 17 31

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