Sunday Football Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers live streaming Free NFL Playoffs Week 17 Online, Sunday 30 December 2018, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, United States, Time 01:00 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and and Online.
The Lions have one final game to muster through before this season will end. The Packers are in the same boat, having been eliminated from the playoff picture weeks ago.
This game is about pride and not a whole lot else, but while they’re out on Lambeau Field, the players will want to win.
The Lions’ passing game is downright decrepit right now. Matthew Stafford is dealing with a back injury and having one of the worst statistical seasons of his career, and the Lions have no real receiving threats beyond Kenny Golladay.
Golladay is questionable to play Sunday, but he did burn the Packers for 98 yards receiving on four catches in October, when he also had a 46-yard touchdown called back by penalty. The Lions haven’t challenged teams downfield much lately, as their offensive line has struggled in pass protection and No. 2 and 3 receivers, Andy Jones and TJ Jones, don’t win many one-on-one matchups.
The Packers rank 11th in the NFL against the pass at 232 yards per game allowed. They don’t give up many big plays – their six catches of 40-plus yards allowed is tied for sixth fewest in the NFL – and rank among the league leaders in sacks. Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine can get creative with his pressure packages, but the absence of Clark, Daniels and Perry, plus cornerback Kevin King, has made life tougher.It’s not that I think the Packers are that special; they did have to storm back to beat the Jets in overtime last week. It’s more that they are healthier, at home and have something theoretically to play for, which would be the job of their interim coach. DaVante Adams has come out in vocal support of Joe Philbin getting the permanent gig in Green Bay following his 2-1 start with the one loss in close fashion to the Bears. Aaron Rodgers alluded to something similar. That’s two of the most important players on the team.
Adams is banged up, but Rodgers still has significantly more to work with than does Matthew Stafford, who will once again throw to Kenny Golladay and the likes of TJ Jones, Andy Jones, Brandon Powell and Levine Toilolo. It’s just hard to see him keeping up if Rodgers is even slightly on, and he’s been mostly on under Philbin.
This game feels like the reverse of last year’s Week 17 matchup, where both teams were eliminated by a healthy Lions team rolled out its best stuff for one last, fun finale in front of the home crowd. Expect the Packers to do that in order to give Philbin the best shot possible at getting the job.
I wrote last week that this Lions team is beyond the point of holding entertainment value, and that is still true. Luckily, this game does not interfere with holiday plans since New Year’s Eve isn’t until the next day. And it is the final game of the season, the last time to watch Lions football until next August.
The best Lions rookies are injured, and so it doesn’t offer the best evaluative opportunity either. That said, Tracy Walker has been assuming a larger role in the secondary and Tyrell Crosby will start at right tackle again in place of an injured Rick Wagner. Wagner figures to be a starter next year when Glover Quin moves on and Crosby can at least make his pitch with two games against elite fronts in Minnesota and Green Bay to end the year.
The Lions won the October meeting because the Packers melted down on special teams. Mason Crosby missed four field goals and an extra point in that game, and the Lions recovered a punt at the 1-yard line that officials ruled hit a Packers blocker. Crosby has straightened his season out since that game, making 19 of his last 21 field-goal tries. Rookie JK Scott hasn’t had a great year punting with just a 38.7-yard net average.
The Lions, of course, have had their own special-teams problems this year, though some of their coverage issues have disappeared lately. Matt Prater has made 27 of 31 field-goal attempts and Sam Martin has dropped 30 of his 61 punts inside the 20-yard line. Jamal Agnew should handle returns again this week, but he hasn’t been as dominant as he was during his All-Pro rookie season.