Why they lost: Green Bay Packers fall to Lions at Lambeau

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Nov 15, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback

Aaron Rodgers

(12) reacts after a failed 2-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter during the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. The Ljons beat the Packers 18-16. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers managed to do something today that happened only one previous time since I was born: let Detroit beat them at home.

I’m not pleased, and neither should you be fellow Packers fans.

Things weren’t looking great after two straight losses coming into this matchup, but at least with those made sense; Denver has one of the league’s best defenses, Carolina has a strong defense & powerful run game, both games were on the road and both teams were undefeated at the time the Packers played them.

This cements what should have been mo0re obvious: this team has real problems.

We can boo, rant, cry, and whatever else you can think of, but there’s not much we can tangibly do ourselves to fix the perplexing issues plaguing this team right now.

What we can do however — besides remembering the fact that there are much more important things happening in the world than football games — is look at what went wrong.

While we may not be able to change what’s happening out there ourselves, we can at least try to understand why the eventual outcomes came to fruition, gauge the possibility (and probability) of the issues causing them to be fixed, and adjust our expectations accordingly.

Or we can just rampage aimlessly.

For those who prefer the former, follow the slides.

For the latter, this will still be here when you’re done.

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