No other NFL teams have played every year since 1932, when the Packers and the Lions, then known as the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans, began their yearly home-and-home series. The rivalry actually kicked off in 1930 at City Stadium in Green Bay, a 47-13 Packers win. Some two seasons later, the clubs began a yearly series. This Sunday marks meeting No. 166 in the all-time series.
Now rivals in the NFC North, the Packers own a 91-65-7 (.583) advantage over the Lions in the regular season and have won both playoff games. Green Bay has an 11-1 mark (.917) against the Lions under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Overall, the Packers have won 20 of the last 23 (.870) in the series.
The Packers have a 5-1 record at Ford Field under McCarthy and have outscored the Lions, 180-109, in those games at Detroit. Green Bay is 7-3 all-time at Ford Field.
Including playoffs, Green Bay is 12-3 (.800) away from Lambeau Field over its last 15 games. The Packers have won nine of their last 12 (.750) regular-season road contests. The Packers have won 23 of their last 27 regular-season games overall (.852), the best record in the league over that span.