Green Bay Packers Lose in Stunner to the Lions 3-7

The game started out slow in typical Packers style. There was no score the entire first half.  The Packers offense looked off-balance and out of sync.  The Lions offense was almost a mirror image.

The first score of the game was a Packers 42 yard field goal by Mason Crosby.  Aaron Rodgers left the game late in the 2nd Quarter after being hit by Landon Johnson.  Back up Matt Flynn stepped  for the second half and completed 15 of 26 passes for 177 yards, no TD’s and 1 INT.

The only touchdown in the game was thrown by Lions QB Stanton to Heller for 13 yards.

The Green Bay Packers had only 66 total yards rushing today, 25 of those came from Rodgers before he got taken out of the game.  Brandon Jackson posted 7 rushes for only 19 yards.  We all had high hope for rookie RB James Starks, who had only 6 rushes for only 8 yards.

There were too many turn overs, some suspect play calling and a non challenge by McCarthy on a potential TD by Jennings in the 2nd quarter.

This was a bad game all around.  The Packers chances for a division win and post season are in jeopardy. The Packers now fall to 8-5.  With only three games left in the season the Packers will need help to get a playoff spot.  But there’s still a chance.  Maybe.

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  • Randy Z

    Without Rodgers, the Pack still had a chance to win with over a minute to go on the Lions’ 33, but suspect play calling doomed them on this drive. Two very bad offensive plays were called by MM at the end of the game, a dropped pass by Jennings (probably would have been a touchdown), and an interception thrown by Flynn killed our hopes today. If Pack doesn’t play better than they did today, they will lose the final three games of the season and finish 8-8.

    • Melinda Banks

      That 4th and 1 call with the long pass was shocking.. we needed 1 yard to continue our drive with a minute left in the game. I think that was the nail in our coffin.