The stakes couldn’t be higher. If the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions this Sunday (Jan. 8) in Green Bay, they’re going to the playoffs. If the Detroit Lions win and the Seattle Seahawks fall to the L.A. Rams earlier in the day, then the Lions are going to the playoffs.
Both teams want this win badly. For Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, it’s a redemption of sorts. He led a losing team earlier in the season, which is rare for Rodgers, and he wants a Cinderella story.
The Lions-Packers game was flexed to 8:20 p.m. Sunday night, so the Lions will know whether they are in playoff contention before kickoff. If they aren’t, they might not have that fire to pull off a win. But, if the Seahawks lose, the Lions are going to be on fire, fighting with everything they have to make the playoffs.
Speaking to reporters, Campbell said he “can’t worry about” his game’s start time and said it would be “a win-win either way.”
“Either we’re playing to get in or we’re playing to be spoiler, and that’s it,” he said. “So either way, we win.”
Campbell added that he’s ready and excited for the match up.
“We tell them the magnitude,” Campbell said. “This is big. That’s what we do. This is big. It’s going to be fun and let’s go. I mean, the intensity is up now. This is a playoff game. And they’re going to know that, and so that’s how we’re going into it.”