Welcome back to The Den Message Board, and our Detroit Lions are back in live NFL game action after enjoying their Week 5 mid-season bye week! Our Lions have prepared and practiced in the past week at the teams Allen Park team and training facility, after resting and being away from football from their bye week to continue their 2019 NFL season.
I am also adjusting and acclimating to the pageless threads we post here on the new ‘The Den’ message board format, including the Game Day Thread.
Our 2-1-1 Lions are in Northern Wisconsin in a battle of first place in the NFC North Division to play the 4-1 Green Bay Packers, as both the Lions and Packers conclude the Week 5 of 2019 NFL Regular Season on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Lions are also making their lone scheduled appearance in 2019 on MNF.
Lions rookie TE T.J. Hockerson will be available to play with the team after clearing concussion protocol.
Detroit is also on a current four-game regular season winning streak over Green Bay, not losing to the Packers at Lambeau Field since 2016, beginning with the 2017 NFL Season, the year the Lions swept and won all three of their road games at the NFC North opponents for the first time in Lions team history.
Detroit is also playing Green Bay on MNF for the second time in three years. Lions won the second of their four games over Green Bay in the past two seasons, when they defeated the Packers 30-17 on MNF back on November 6, 2017.
Lions shut out the Packers by the score of 31-0 in both teams season finale, and both teams recent meeting played at Lambeau Field, back on December 30, 2018. Game highlights included two Matthew Stafford touchdown passes to T.J. Jones, from 5 yards in the first quarter, and from 22 yards in the fourth quarter, a 13-yard TD run by Zach Zenner, and a Matt Prater 8-yard TD pass to Levine Toilolo, his 43-yard field goal, and his 4 PAT’s completed the game scoring for the Lions. Detroit’s win at Green Bay left both teams with 6 wins during the 2018 NFL Regular Season.
However, Green Bay still leads the all-time series, including 177 regular season, and 2 postseason games, at 100-72-7, in tonight’s 180th series meeting. A rivalry that began when the Packers defeated the visiting Portsmouth Spartans by the score of 47-13 at Green Bay back on November 2, 1930.
Joe Tessitore and Anthony Darelle ('Booger") McFarland are announcing the live TV game commentary, along with sideline reporter and interviewer Lisa Salters, for prime time Monday Night Football, telecast locally over-the-air in Southeastern Michigan on WXYZ ABC Channel 7, beginning with the WXYZ Monday Night Pregame Countdown at 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, and live game coverage at 8:00 PM EST, simulcast locally on WXYZ ABC Channel 7, and throughout the USA, and internationally on ESPN, all stations seen live on HD.
Mostly clear skies at 42 degrees, feels like 40 degrees, is the local gamecast inside Lambeau Field, for the 8:15 PM Eastern Standard Time kickoff, along with 5% precipitation, 74% humidity, and southwest winds at 5 miles per hour.
Head Linesman Clete Blakeman leads his NFL officiating crew to supervise the live game action on the field between the Lions and Packers.
All NFL teams, including the Lions and Packers players, coaching and team support staffs, may continue to wear NFL authorized pink apparel during tonight’s MNF game both on the playing field, and in their sidelines, to support the NFL’s annual ‘Crucial Catch’ campaign every October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and their survivors.
NO injuries to both the Lions and Packers players, and let’s hope our Lions leave Lambeau Field with their third straight road win, and fifth overall, from Green Bay! LET’S GO LIONS!!!
2019 Lions @ Packers Team Injury Reports, Live NFL Game Center, And NFL’s A Crucial Catch Links: