In Detroit Lions news and rumors, this National Football League football team defeated the Green Bay Packers 30-17 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Monday Night Football. This was Detroit’s second win in twenty six years at Lambeau Field. You read that correctly as Detroit was 1-24 in their previous twenty five meetings at Lambeau Field.
Some detractors will claim this win was because Green Bay’s starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers did NOT play. However, the Detroit Lions still out played Green Bay on their own turf, pun intended. This 1-24 record against the same opponent is the worst record in any major professional sports over a twenty five year period.
Although the Detroit Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in 2015, snapping a twenty four game losing streak on the road at Green Bay. However, in this victory for Detroit, they dominated the Green Bay Packers. They scored in every quarter and built a 14-3 halftime lead.
I watched about three quarters of this game. Detroit lead from start to finish and quite frankly the Green Bay Packers never threatened to take over this game. They were behind by as many as twenty points late into the fourth quarter.
The Green Bay Packers scored a touchdown with less than two minutes in the fourth quarter to make this game seem more competitive. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 365 yards and two touchdown passes. The Detroit Lions could only muster up 64 yards rushing, but made up for it with their passing game.
The Green Bay Packers did not perform much better with their ground game as they rushed for 78 total yards. Green Bay quarterback Brett Hundley, whom is filling in for the injured Aaron Rodgers, threw for 245 yards without any touchdown passes. Turnovers were not a factor, as the Detroit Lions lone fumble was the only turnover by either team.
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