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NFL Week 5 FOX Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions Preview

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Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions – FOX, 1:00 PM

Rodgers is not to be blitzed

Aaron Rodgers has not been blitzed much in 2018, but that's for a good reason. When blitzed, Rodgers' 9.1 yards per attempt ranks eighth among qualifying quarterbacks. His passer rating of 106.8 in those situations ranks seventh.

The offensive line closing it out

The Packers pass protection has taken their game to a new level in the fourth quarter. In the first three quarters, their cumulative pass protection grade of 82.3 is fifth in the league. For the fourth quarter, that figure jumps to a league-best 90.7.

Clark stopping the run

Through four games, Kenny Clark is the Packers' second-highest graded player. Clark's 10 run stops are third-most among interior defensive linemen, while his 11 total quarterback pressures rank 15th.

Whitehead getting to the quarterback

Safety Jermaine Whitehead‘s pass-rush percentage of 19% is the second-highest at the position, and he's making the most of it. Whitehead has racked up four total quarterback pressures, and his pass rush productivity of 20.3 is 10th among qualifying safeties.

Stafford likes Green Bay

Matthew Stafford has thrived when facing the Green Bay Packers. His passer rating jumps 28.5 points to 115.5 when facing the NFC North rival compared to the rest of the league.

Kerryon producing

Kerryon Johnson has been the most productive back in the Lions' three-headed committee this season. He leads the team in with 2.89 yards after contact per attempt and is the only Lions running back with a run of at least 10 yards this season; he has three entering Week 5.

Lions coming out on top on third downs

The Lions defense lays claim to the top team coverage grade on 3rd-down. As a team, they have forced an incompletion on 27 percent of third-down targets, the second-highest rate in the NFL.

Hand with the good start

Through four weeks, rookie interior defender Da’Shawn Hand has proven to be a steal in the fourth round. His 81.5 overall grade is the highest among rookie interior defenders, and he has already produced eight run stops, the most by a rookie player at the position.

Key matchup

PFF Greenline has projections for the spread, moneyline and over/under of the Packers' matchup with the Lions. Get its picks here.

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