By Bobby Pollier, EnStars | Nov 18, 2012 12:12 PM EST
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Coming off a well-needed bye week, the Green Bay Packers (6-3) will look to resume their winning ways when they visit the Detroit Lions (4-5) on Sunday afternoon. In order for the Lions to keep their playoff aspirations alive, they must pull out a victory by snapping the Packers' four-game winning streak.
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Green Bay went into their week off with a 31-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. On Nov. 4. The bye came at an appropriate time for the Packers as they've been hit with a slew of injuries. Three of which came in the matchup against the Cardinals; Clay Matthews (hamstring), Jordy Nelson (ankle) and Bryan Bulaga (hip). To top it off, Greg Jennings (groin) and Charles Woodson (collarbone) are already on the shelf.
Green Bay will play five of their final seven matchups against NFC North opposition. However, Sunday's gridiron battle against the Lions will give them an opportunity for their ninth straight division victory, which would be a franchise record.
QB Aaron Rogers, who has a 6-1-lifetime mark along with 16 passing touchdowns against Detroit, spoke to ESPN about the team's current position.
"I like where we're at. We've had some adversity early in the season. We've come together, we've taken some heat and it's brought us closer together," he said.
"We've got a lot of guys who, if we can have back in the mix, we can really take off," Rogers added.
The Packers have continued to gain some serious ground in the NFC North currently sitting just a mere game behind the Chicago Bears. Nonetheless, the Lions will aim to avenge their 34-24 loss at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings last week and move up from last place.
CLICK HERE to watch the Green Bay Packers face off against the Detroit Lions via free live stream. Coverage of the game is set to begin at 12 p.m. CST on Sunday, Nov. 18.
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