Luck at Lambeau Field? Packers look to bounce back with Monday night matchup against Lions
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers take on the Detroit Lions in a Monday night matchup at Lambeau Field.
Lambeau field has provided one of the best home-field advantages for any team in pro sports for decades. It will come in especially handy as the Packers try to erase the memory of the season opening loss, and bounce back to even their season record in a division duel.
"That’s exciting. I think our guys will be, will feel that energy, will feel that enthusiasm. I would ask our fans to make sure they’re loud when we’re on defense," said Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur.
Being back home is just fine with the Packers after a bizarre neutral site opener that turned into the Packers worst season opening loss since 1970.
Aaron Rodgers said after that game to remember it's just one game.
"I was trying to put the loss into context where it deserves to be put. And that is it’s not acceptable, but it’s just one game. We’re not going to be held prisoner," said Rodgers. "Mentally by that poor performance. We had a clunker, and we have to play better, and I expect that we will on both sides of the ball."
There’s even more proof the field is tilting in the Packers favor. The last time Green Bay lost its home opener was in 2012 against Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers -- with replacement referees.