3 Packers to blame for embarrassing loss to Lions in Week 4

Green Bay Packers
1 of 3

The Detroit Lions humiliated the Green Bay Packers in front of a national audience on Thursday Night Football.

Green Bay battled in the second half to make the scoreline more respectable, but there was no coming back from a 27-3 halftime deficit. The Lions are an excellent football team, the best the NFC North has to offer, but the Packers put in an embarrassing performance on both sides of the ball.

Head coach Matt LaFleur has work to do in the 10 days between games. Performances like this can't happen again. Who deserves most of the blame for the Packers' Week 4 disaster?

3. Rich Bisaccia

Are we sure special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia is as good as we thought?

The Packers hired Bisaccia to turn the league's worst special teams unit into a strength. And they've backed him by signing several players to become core special-teamers. Yet, four weeks into the season, this unit is falling back into its old ways.

Returner Keisean Nixon earned All-Pro honors last season, but he will bring the ball out of the end zone every time, regardless of how deep it is. That approach is consistently setting the Packers up in tough field position.

Nixon returned five kicks on Thursday night. Each time, the Packers started behind the 25-yard line.

The Packers are making far too many special teams mistakes. They were called for two holding penalties on kick returns. Quay Walker's unsportsmanlike conduct penalty turned a field goal into a touchdown for the Lions. And this comes four days after they gave up a punt-return touchdown.

Green Bay has added many talented special teams players to the roster, but Bisaccia's unit is underperforming.