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The Detroit Lions seem to need a win over Green Bay to stop Matt Patricia’s first season from being a flop.

Week 5 may seem a little early for an NFL team to be desperate, but not in Detroit.

The Lions (1-3) were embarrassed in a 48-17 loss to the New York Jets, who haven’t won since the opener and appear to be one of the league’s worst teams . The Lions did earn an impressive win over New England in Week 3, but the lone victory is sandwiched between comebacks that fell short at San Francisco and Dallas.

Detroit, which hasn’t won a division title since 1993, can get a boost of confidence and go into a bye week on a high if it can beat the Packers (2-1-1) for a third straight time.

“It would be huge because if you win this one, you get to enjoy this one for a little bit longer and you got a break to enjoy,” Detroit receiver Golden Tate said. “If you lose this, you’re thinking about it until you’re back on the field.

“Besides that, it’s a divisional game. I like to think it counts as two. A win for us and a loss for them, that’s a two-game swing in my mind.”

Unlike last year’s season sweep, though, the Lions will have to face two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. He was injured for the 2017 match-ups.

“One of the best ways to get into the playoffs is to win your division games and this is our first opportunity,” Detroit safety Glover Quin said. “If we get a win here, we’ll have two wins just like Green Bay. Minnesota has one. Chicago has three wins, but no one is running away with it right now.”

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