S2 W 14 Lions vs Packers

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  1. Anthrax78

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    Losing Streak is Over!
    Lions End Lambeau Drought With a 31-14 Victory Over Packers, Snap Losing Streak Since 91'
    As coach Westcott walked out to the hallowed grounds of Lambeau Field, he was skeptical about his chances against their rival Packers especially after the Thanksgiving fiasco game that was won by a coin toss. "I didn't think the conditions were right for our style of game. 16 degrees and blowing snow usually doesn't bode well for a indoor team." he told his defensive coordinator.

    After all, Detroit has lost their last 21 meetings there, going back to Barry Sanders third season in 1991. "I remember Favre scalping us in the playoffs three times in the 90's and those guys just tossing us around for the most part for decades in this stadium." Westcott said after the game "This was a big win for our team and we need to continue this success to get into the playoffs."

    The Lions started the game driving down and settling for a field goal. The Packers answered their call with a touchdown reception by Jordy Nelson. Packers up 7-3 heading deep into the 2nd quarter with weather conditions becoming a factor. Detroit finally got into the end zone with a TD pass to Walker Stream tying the game 10-10 with a minute left. Then the Lions capitalized on Aaron Rodgers throwing a late half pick which route was jumped by Bill Bentley for a pick 6, giving Detroit a 17-7 lead going into halftime. "That play changed the whole face of the game, we took the lead and never looked back at that point." Westcott also added "Playing from behind in that weather is not an enviable position for anyone."

    The second half marked more plays that the Lions secondary jumped on. Chris Houston made three picks on his own during the game and Detroit protected the ball and went conservative. After Green Bay went into hurry-up in the fourth, fighting for their playoff hopes Rodgers hit pro-bowl WR Greg Jennings for a fourth quarter TD to make it 34-14 but it was all little too late for the Packers. The brutal weather conditions helped Detroit, which the Packers wideouts dropped many open passes.

    "The weather helped for sure, we did force 6 turnovers but the snow and terrible conditions are a lot to ask any quarterback to come back in." Westcott concluded "The Packers organization does not accept mediocrity whatsoever, coach Matt Polzin and his staff will reload and be better next year, which is scary for the entire league."

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  2. brizz98

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    Nice recap. I'm starting to see a pattern here.
     
  3. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Gg Anthrax78 too many turnovers...continuing problem now through two seasons.
     
  4. Randiesel75

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    Yep. Matt Stafford is lighting it up!
     
  5. Anthrax78

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    Yeah, you had 5 passes in the second half that I felt were catches in any other situation, Cobb getting knocked out didn't help matters either. It's very possible you can still get into the playoffs, but you have to go through Minn and need help from some NFC East losses. St Louis is done so there is that at least.
     

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