Tonight’s first half between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers has resembled a pendulum. At first, it was swinging all the way in Detroit’s favor, as the Lions opened up a 13-0 lead.
However, Green Bay got itself in gear in the second quarter, ending the half with 10 unanswered. Detroit leads 13-10 at intermission.
Kerryon Johnson scored Detroit’s lone first half touchdown, but the Lions’ passing game has generated big plays. Matthew Stafford is 12-of-16 passing for 219 yards, while wide receiver Kenny Golladay has 105 receiving yards on four catches.
For Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers is operating without his top receiver, Davante Adams, but backup running Jamaal Williams has stolen the show. Williams has outpaced Aaron Jones tonight, rushing for 79 yards on eight carries while also catching a touchdown pass.
ESPN has updated its prediction for the second half. It still favors the Packers, albeit by a slim margin.
Currently, Green Bay has a 53.2 percent chance of winning, according to the ESPN computer.
With a win, Green Bay would be all along in first place in the NFC North at 5-1. However, if Detroit wins, the division would be a logjam, as the Vikings (4-2) and Bears (3-2) are also in contention
The second half of Lions-Packers will begin momentarily.
You can watch on ESPN.