4 major X-Factors to watch in the Lions vs. Packers matchup in Week 2

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The Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions face off on Sunday, the second-straight division game for each team.

The Packers threw all over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, with a 43-34 win to kick off their season. Rodgers threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns, with Davante Adams catching 14 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

For the Lions, they were up on the Chicago Bears 23-6 heading into the fourth quarter, en route to a dominant division win to start the season. And then the Lions let something happen that no one expected – they let Mitch Trubisky look like a stud at quarterback. Trubisky threw for three touchdowns and the Bears shocked the Lions, coming back and winning 27-23.

Week 2 provides a chance for the Packers to get an early jump on the rest of the division and go up 2-0, while this could be a must-win game for the Lions, who are now at risk of falling 0-2 in one of the tighter divisions. Each team will be playing without significant defensive players and that could make a big difference in the game.

So let’s take a look at 4 major X-Factors to watch in the Lions vs. Packers matchup in Week 2.