Lions: Kenny Golladay Out vs. Packers

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay will miss Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, as confirmed by the Lions’ official website.

The fourth-year standout will miss his second-consecutive game due to a hamstring issue.

The timing is very bad news for Golladay and the Lions, coming off a career year where he posted 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and an NFL-leading 11 touchdowns last season, notching his first trip to the Pro Bowl.

Hamstring injuries are always tough, but Golladay will have a good shot at getting back on the field in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.

In the meantime, the Lions will turn to veteran receivers Marvin Jones, Jr. and Danny Amendola to hold it down for Matt Stafford. Marvin Hall and rookie RB D’Andre Swift will also be regular contributors to Detroit’s pass-heavy offense this Sunday. Additionally, expect the Lions lean more on veteran RB Adrian Peterson to carry some of the load on the ground after an effective Week 1 performance, tallying 93 rushing yards on 14 carries.

Kenny Golladay missing this game is a huge loss for the Lions, as they will need to put up points to keep pace with their NFC North rivals. Look for Stafford to target Marvin Jones, Jr. early and often in this one.

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