Las Vegas Review-Journal
Detroit (0-1) at Green Bay (0-1)
5:15 p.m. Monday, ESPN, KWWN (1100 AM, 100.9 FM)
LINE: Green Bay -11½; total 48½ LIONS PLAYER TO WATCH: Amani Oruwariye becomes the team’s top CB now that a ruptured Achilles tendon has knocked Jeff Okudah out for the rest of the season. Detroit drafted the former Penn State standout with a fifthround pick in 2019, and he started 15 games last season.
PACKERS PLAYER TO WATCH: QB Aaron Rodgers, the reigning
MVP, is coming off a miserable performance in which he went
15 of 28 for 133 yards with two interceptions and no touchdown passes.
KEY MATCHUP: Packers WR Davante Adams vs. Lions secondary. Adams had a franchise-record 115 catches for 1,374 yards last year and also had 18 touchdown catches to match Sterling Sharpe’s team record. The Saints limited him to five receptions for 56 yards. Adams will be facing a Detroit secondary that’s not at full strength without Okudah. The Lions’ starting cornerbacks will likely be Oruwariye and Ifeatu Melifonwu, a rookie third-round pick from Syracuse.
KEY INJURIES: Along with Okudah’s injury, the Lions have WR Tyrell Williams in concussion protocol. Lions OT Taylor Decker is out with a finger injury that will cause him to miss at least Detroit’s first three games. … Packers OLB Za’darius Smith won’t play Monday night due to a back issue. Packers coach Matt Lafleur said Friday that Smith is going on injured reserve, which will keep him out for at least three games. Packers TE Josiah Deguara and G Lucas Patrick are in concussion protocol.