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Week 9 Monday Night Football Lions vs Packers: Live updates and Patriots rooting guide

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New England Patriots v Detroit Lions Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The (4-3) Green Bay Packers host the (3-4) Detroit Lions for Monday Night Football. Kickoff is at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN.

The Packers don’t have superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Lions are barely 2-point favorites, an indication of the little faith in the Detroit Lions squad. This divisional match-up has a lot of value in the NFC, but it could be a snoozefest for AFC supporters.

The New England Patriots don’t have a horse in this race because this NFC North match has little effect on the AFC playoff picture. Still, the Patriots would like to see the Lions lose to keep ahead of the suddenly vulnerable Dolphins and Jets teams in the 2018 NFL Draft rankings.

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