As we turn our focus to the Green Bay Packers’ matchup with Detroit, here are five big questions ahead of Sunday’s game.
We are back with our five big questions for this week’s matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions!
The Packers are coming off a relatively easy win over the Minnesota Vikings, where they led by two or more scores for much of the game. Meanwhile, the Lions are coming off a heart-breaking loss, in which they led for most of the game, only to fritter it away at the end. So, in other words, a very typical Lions’ loss.
Truthfully, this is a game that I expect the Packers to win fairly comfortably. However, as we’ve seen in recent years, the Lions are pesky, and these games are rarely easy as of late. But before we get to this big divisional matchup, I once again have my five big questions, where the answers will very likely determine the winner of this game.
What do the Green Bay Packers do along the offensive line?
Last week we saw Green Bay begin the game with Elgton Jenkins at right tackle and Lucas Patrick at left guard. But by the time the game was over, we saw Jenkins back at left guard, rookie Jon Runyan in at right guard, and Rick Wagner at right tackle. And to their credit, Runyan and Wagner both held up quite well.
So with Billy Turner and Patrick looking like they could return this week, who does Matt LaFleur play?
My guess is that Jenkins stays at left guard, Turner takes over for Runyan, and Wagner is the right tackle. I’ve certainly been critical of the right tackle position all offseason, but Wagner didn’t allow a single sack or pressure during last week’s game, and he’s earned the opportunity to start.
However, LaFleur could go in a different direction as he did this past Sunday. Perhaps Jenkins goes back to tackle, where he looked very comfortable, Turner takes over at right guard, and Patrick or Runyan is the left guard. My point is, there are several different combinations that LaFleur could role with, and it’ll be interesting to see who he chooses.