At the genesis of the NFL's sixth week, the NFC North stood tall as the only division in which teams from top to bottom boasted winning records.
Talent is everywhere on both sides of the ball.
It's a big one in Wisconsin between a pair of old foes who have perhaps surprisingly become new contenders.
Here are four things to watch for in Monday's clash for the top spot in the NFC North:
Can Detroit take the next big step under the bright lights of Monday night?
As this game concludes the Week 6 slate, it's still too premature to contemplate just how close Detroit is to being a contender, but this is a crucial game for the Lions going forward.
Sometimes numbers and results have little to do with perception and the Matthew Stafford-led Lions have long been regarded as a team that will pull off an upset here and there -- remember when they beat the eventual Super Bowl champs last season -- but they're also a long shot for the playoffs and likely to hover around seven or eight victories. Maybe? Probably?
First place is on the line after six weeks for the Lions and it comes in prime time with all the NFL universe tuning in. This is a chance for Detroit to truly introduce itself as a player in 2019 and a contender for its first NFC North title.
Across 18 career starts, Rodgers has produced a 13-5 record versus Detroit with a 109.0 rating. However, the Lions have won the last four games in the rivalry and Rodgers has started and finished just one of those games.
This season, Rodgers has thrown for less than 250 yards in all of the Packers' wins and for more than 250 in their only loss. The future Hall of Famer's 93.4 rating is his lowest since 2015.
As Rodgers has produced moderate numbers by his previously phenomenal standards, the Packers have jumped out to a first-place start buoyed by a balanced offense and a suddenly sensational defense. As Aaron Jones piled up touchdowns in a Week 5 humbling of Dallas, Rodgers had season-lows of no touchdowns and an 85.2 quarterback rating without No. 1 receiver Davante Adams. Adams is out for Monday, as well.
In a showcase game if ever there was one, Jones shined on Sunday afternoon in a win over the Cowboys with a four-touchdown showing.
As Week 6 beckoned, Jones strode in with a league-high eight rushing touchdowns, which already matches his total from a season prior.
Jones, who actually has 302 yards rushing on 78 carries for a career-low 3.9 yards per carry, has become a bigger factor catching the ball, too, as he's tallied 19 catches, which is already closing in on his career-high of 26 last season. Opposing him is a Lions defense that has already allowed big games from the Cardinals' David Johnson, the Chargers' Austin Ekeler and the Eagles' Miles Sanders.
Was Jones' wild ride against the Cowboys merely another burst of brilliance or a foreshadowing of more sustained greatness.
At one point in time, Barry Sanders, the one-man spectacle that he was, produced 1,000-yard rushing campaigns as regularly as he did highlight-reel romps that left silly would-be tacklers wondering in his wake.
Now however, the Lions haven't had a 1,000-yard rusher since Reggie Bush in 2013 -- which ended a previous dry spell that extended to Kevin Jones in 2004.
It's a new NFL world and 1,000-yard rushers aren't nearly as abundant -- there were only nine last season -- with the committee approach the preferred route. Hence, the ceremony of reaching the mark isn't likely the most important thing for the Lions, but the sustained production from Johnson that would become of it is.
Though Detroit lost to the Chiefs, it's arguable that the close defeat was the most impressive outing yet for Detroit and certainly Johnson as it lent legitimacy to them going forward.