After enjoying their bye in Week 4, the Packers return to action this Sunday when they host Detroit at Lambeau Field. It marks the second straight season that Green Bay has played the Lions in the game after
the open date on its schedule.
This marks the 168th meeting between the clubs (including playoffs). No other NFL teams have played every year since 1932, when the Packers and the Lions, then known as the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans, began their yearly home-and-home series.
Green Bay has a 13-1 mark (.929) against the Lions under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Overall, the Packers have won 14 of the last 15 against Detroit and 22 of the last 25 in the series.
The Packers have won 22 straight games against the Lions in the state of Wisconsin (including a 1994 playoff game). The streak started with Green Bay’s win over the Lions at County Stadium in Milwaukee on Dec. 6, 1992.
Green Bay’s 21-game regular-season home winning streak against Detroit is the longest in NFL history, ahead of Washington’s 18-game home winning streak against the Lions (1939-2007) and Pittsburgh’s 16-game streak versus the Cleveland Browns (1970-85).