Packers lose third straight in 30-17 debacle at Lambeau

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley /
GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley
GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 06: Brett Hundley /

Packers fans are demoralized, despondent, and devoid of words after the boys from Packers News laid an egg against the Detroit Lions Monday night, 30-17, a score closer than the shellacking the Lions laid on the Packers.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Brett Hundley is not the issue facing the team.

He’s right … if the head coach would only unleash Hundley and let him really play.

Instead, the Packers’ stilted offense and soft defense are the issues that are killing this season.

Throw in the fact that two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers is out – probably for the season – and it’s a real recipe for disaster.

Tonight’s game produced the Packers’ third straight loss, the third time they have scored less than 20 points.

It was brutal; it was frustrating; it was embarrassing.

It was all Matthew Stafford.

It certainly wasn’t Green Bay’s offense and certainly not the defense that impressed.

And it all took place on the hallowed Lambeau Field turf.

Vince Lombardi rolled in his grave; we hope Bart Starr wasn’t watching.

And in the words of Damarious Randall … well, let’s let him say it:

Though Green Bay rolled up some yardage during garbage time late in the fourth quarter, it was a long three quarters prior. Through the first 50 minutes of this game, it was all Lions.

Their offense was crisp and precise, for the most part. Sure, the Packers forced a couple of second half field goals instead of touchdowns, but by then the game was over.

The Lions defense was aggressive and in Brett Hundley’s face all night long. They made life for the Green Bay offensive line a living hell.

There were a few bright spots in tonight’s game: The defense started fast, blowing up outside screens and tackles for loss – but that was before a Mike Daniels head butt that gave the Lions a first down and extended their opening drive – a drive that would eventually end in a Lions touchdown.

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And the beating was on …

Hundley showed some moxie in the early going, but the Lions’ pressure disrupted any consistency the Packers had initially, threw off the offense and forced a stagnant effort.

The Lions took a 7-0 lead into the second quarter and scored once again with just under three minutes in the half to increase their lead to 14-0.

Green Bay cut the score to 11 with a Mason Crosby field goal on the half’s last play.

Matt Prater would kick three second half field goals and the Lions would get a touchdown from Marvin Jones Jr. to put this game out of reach early in the fourth quarter.

The loss drops the Packers to 4-4, facing a momentous challenge in trying to win the NFC North.

Any hopes of Aaron Rodgers coming back in December took a step back tonight. If the Packers continue to lose, there would be no reason to push the veteran back into action.

Unless Green Bay turns a corner and begins to rack up some wins, this season could easily be over.

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In fact, one wonders if the Packers will even win another game this year.

If Damarious Randall believes the team shat all over the bed tonight, they better figure out a way to start playing better or this team will soon crap the season away.

Stay tuned …