GB
Green Bay (15-1-0)
Packers
GB
15-1-0
GB
19
FINAL
8
DET
Detroit (11-5-0)
Lions
DET
11-5-0
DET

DETROIT, MI – Stunned. That’s the emotion coming from the Detroit Lions locker room and the sheer look on every fan’s face at the Ford stadium.

Although the score reflects only a 19-8 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Lions only touchdown came late in the game with just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. That’s the story of this game, the Lions couldn’t get nothing going offensively.


RUSHING ATTACKING

Let’s begin the Lions stellar running game up until this point. Green Bay held the team to just 50 yards rushing offensively. Detroit got stuffed nearly every hand off, which ultimately led to Matthew Stafford trying to force plays down the field with his arm, instead of setting up natural play action passes.

Here’s what Lions running back LeGarrette Blount said on his team’s rushing today.

“We have to help out Stafford and own team by running the ball correctly. We didn’t execute the way we wanted to and that showed in our play. We already know coach expects a lot of our rushing attack this year and we just can’t play like this again.”

PASSING GAME

It seemed as if Stafford was playing hot potato with the ball all day as he threw 4 picks to this aggressive Green Bay secondary. His erratic throws proved to be very costly in this huge division rival match up against the Packers. With little help from the rushing attack, Matt had to force a ton of plays down field to keep his team in the ball game. Following the Golden Tate trade, Stafford looked like he missed his star wide-out out there on the field.

MATT STAFFORD

“I made some tough throws out there today and I take full responsibility for this loss. I know this is a team sport but my team expects a lot out of me as their leader and I just need to deliver when it’s necessary. I’m gonna go home, look at film with coach early tomorrow morning and try to get us a win next week against the Chargers.”

HUEY GAINS: On Team Loss

“We have to be better executing our game plan. We were simply outworked out there and the early mistakes proved costly in this outcome. We expect a lot from Stafford, and a lot from these wide receivers, but none of that happens if our o line doesn’t execute their blocks and if our rushing attack isn’t hitting those holes correctly. This was a tough loss although but we’ll bounce because that’s what winners do, and that’s what’s necessary to play in Atlanta at the end of the season.

This was a tough loss by the Lions and just a great win by the Packers. This should be the chip on the shoulder that Detroit needs going forward if they want to end the drought of not appearing in the Superbowl.

TEAM STATS

Penalties
3 4
Penalty yards
30 36
Total first downs
16 11
3rd down efficiency
4 - 10 , 40.0% 5 - 12 , 41.7%
4th down effiency
0 - 0 , 0.0% 1 - 1 , 100.0%
2 point conversion
0 - 0 , 0.0% 1 - 1 , 100.0%
Trips to red zone
4 1
Red zone touchdowns
0 1
Red zone field goals
3 0
Red zone efficiency
75.0% 100.0%
Defensive sacks
3 2
Defensive forced fumbles
0 2
Defensive F.F. recovered
0 2

Stats

AWAY STATS
HOME STATS
Passing
Green Bay Packers
Player
qbr
com/att
pct
yds
lng
td
int
sck
A.Rodgers 99.1 25 / 34 73.5 292 28 0 0 2
Rushing
Green Bay Packers
Player
att
yds
lng
td
avg
big
yac
T.Montgomery 13 58 43 1 4.5 1 5
J.Graham 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
A.Rodgers 3 0 1 0 0.0 0 2
R.Cobb 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Receiving
Green Bay Packers
Player
rec
yds
avg
td
yac
lng
drop
D.Adams 8 117 14.6 0 20 27 1
R.Cobb 8 77 9.6 0 27 25 1
J.Graham 4 49 12.3 0 28 15 1
T.Montgomery 3 40 13.3 0 46 28 1
J.Moore 2 9 4.5 0 7 5 0
M.Valdes-Scantling 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
Defense
Green Bay Packers
Player
tckl
sck
pdef
int
int yds
td
ff
ffr
K.Clark 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Daniels 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T.Williams 1 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0
J.Jackson 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J.Jones 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C.Matthews 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Alexander 0 0.0 1 1 16 0 0 0
N.Perry 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.House 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Brice 3 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B.Martinez 4 0.0 1 1 2 0 0 0
H.Clinton-Dix 1 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0
K.King 2 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Green Bay Packers
Player
fg
fg pct
lng
xp
xp pct
50+
50+ pct
M.Crosby 4 / 4 100.0 49 1 / 1 100.0 0 / 0 0.0
Punting
Green Bay Packers
Player
punts
yds
avg
tb
in20
lng
blk
J.Scott 2 100 40.0 1 1 56 0