Free Press sports writers and columnists predict Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers (1 p.m., Fox).

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Jeff Seidel

Packers 27, Lions 14: Thankfully, mercifully, the season is coming to an end. Wait. Not so fast. Lions coach Matt Patricia is bound to show up late. OK. Whew. He finally arrived. It turns out, he was fixing a problem. What a fixer, he is. And there you have it. It’s over. Now, let’s watch him re-shape this offensive staff. At least, he’d better.

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Shawn Windsor

Packers 24, Lions 20: Ah, who are we kidding? It wouldn’t be this close under normal circumstances, but because the Lions are playing for a top-5 draft pick, they will naturally make you sweat, and may even take the lead at some point.

Carlos Monarrez

Packers 24, Lions 17: Just a pride game for both teams. But quarterback/coach Aaron Rodgers (if you believe Winston Moss) has a lot more to play for sure in the season finale at Lambeau and with a sea change coming next year. 

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Dave Birkett

Packers 23, Lions 13: Both teams are ready to get onto their offseasons, and both will be without a host of key players on the field. But Aaron Rodgers is still capable of big things on offense, and points have been hard to come by for the Lions. With little to play for except pride, that should be enough to send Green Bay out winners.