Detroit News predictions: Lions vs. Packers

The Detroit News

Josh Katzenstein, Rod Beard, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their expert opinions on the outcome of the Lions-Packers game:

Josh Katzenstein: Until the Lions prove they can beat Aaron Rodgers, this prediction won't change. The NFL's best quarterback is 9-1 against the Lions, and the only loss was a game in which he missed the second half with a concussion in 2010. Plus, Green Bay WR Randall Cobb will exploit the Lions slot cornerback problem. Packers 27-21

Rod Beard: In a matchup of two potent offenses, the Lions seem to have the most question marks; Golden Tate could be the difference. The Lions have the better defense, but unless it creates turnovers or scores, the pressure will be on. Packers 31-21

John Niyo: The Lions haven't beaten Aaron Rodgers yet, and it's hard to see them doing it now with their secondary issues. Packers 28-24

Bob Wojnowski: The Packers are coming, which means the Lions should be nervous about one huge weapon: Jordy Nelson. OK, Aaron Rodgers is scary too, and he's been known to carve up the Lions. But Nelson had 209 yards receiving last week, and the Lions cornerbacks keep dropping. The best unit has to be Detroit's defensive line and it has to harass Rodgers relentlessly. Lions 34-31