By Nate LoCascio The rivalry between the Packers and Lions actually kicked off in 1930 at City Stadium in Green Bay, a 47-13 Packers win. Two seasons later, the teams began a yearly series. Sunday marks meeting No. 178 in the all-time series (including playoffs). The Packers lead the regular-season series, 98-70-7 (.580), and have won both postseason contests the two have played. Green Bay’s 98 regular-season wins over the Lions are the most the Packers have against any team. The Packers have won 19 of the last 25 against Detroit and 27 of the last 35 in the series.
This Sunday will be the third NFC North contest for Green Bay in the first five weeks of the season. It is the fourth consecutive season that Green Bay has a loss or less through the first four games (3-1 in 2016-17 and 4-0 in 2015). The Packers are one of six teams in the NFC with a record above .500 so far this season (Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers).
Green Bay will return home for a Monday Night Football matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 15 before heading into the bye.