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NFL Week 4 ‘Thursday Night Football’ game picks and predictions

Exciting Thursday Night Football is back, as Week 4 kicks off with an NFC North rivalry game between the Detroit Lions (2-1) and Green Bay Packers (2-1). Read on for our picks and predictions.

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

After some crazy comebacks in Week 2, I didn’t think Week 3 could get any crazier. Instead, we got a 70-burger dropped by the Miami Dolphins against the Denver Broncos, a 20-point upset of the Jacksonville Jaguars at the hands of the Houston Texans, and an even more surprising 14-point upset of the Dallas Cowboys by the Arizona Cardinals. So yeah, it was an absurd week of football.

While it would be unlikely that Week 4 could match last week’s fireworks, I’m not ruling it out at this point. This week’s Thursday Night Football features a spicy NFC North rivalry game between the Detroit Lions (2-1) and the Green Bay Packers (2-1). The Lions look like clear NFC contenders through three weeks, while the Packers have outperformed expectations and are fresh off a big comeback win against the New Orleans Saints.

Let’s get right to tonight’s pick, which I’ll be making on a straight moneyline (aka picking the winner) basis. I’ll still provide the information on the spread and over/under, for those interested. At the bottom, I’ll show the rest of the staff’s picks for the game.

All odds are taken from DraftKings Sportsbook and are subject to change. See the current odds here.

Thursday Night Football: Detroit Lions (2-1) at Green Bay Packers (2-1)

The pick: Lions (-120)

Spread: Lions -2 | Over/Under: 45 | Moneyline: Lions -120, Packers +120

This rivalry has gotten a lot spicier in recent years with the Lions recent resurgence, and I expect this game to be pretty entertaining as a result. The Lions are road favorites in Lambeau, and I think deservedly so. Jared Goff’s career renaissance in Detroit has been fun to watch, and he’s operating the offense at a very high level. Despite injuries, the Lions defense has been playing hard and above their talent level. The Packers are a feisty team and could have two of their most dynamic weapons back on the field tonight, but it’ll be a tall order to overcome the Lions.

Staff picks

What are your picks and predictions for tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup?

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.