Week 16: Lions eek out a win at Lambeau

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  1. chance17

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    Detroit isn't playing for the playoffs, and the Packers are atop the NFC North going into final weeks of the season. Maybe that's how the underdog Lions were able to come away with a win in a hard fought game in the frozen tundra. Both defenses were strong for the majority of the game, with a number of user picks coming at crucial times to sway momentum back and forth to each team.

    The Lions' defense committed to stopping the run early with the field conditions making it hard to cut. Eddie Lacy was unable to get in rhythm, but Denard Robinson was able to slip through the defense for two TDs (one on a very nice sweep with the O-line bulldozing the way on the pulling blocks). QB Johnathan Upersesa was able to put one in on the ground at the goal line, but was otherwise contained in the RO game. He was knocked out and unable to return in the fourth quarter. Randall Cobb feasted on the defense (6 catches for 125 yds and 1 TD) with the soft zones, but was out by the fourth with an injury. These hurt the Packers into the fourth quarter and OT.

    The Packers' defense was focused on stopping the pass for the majority of the game and the Lions' backfield was the beneficiary. Mike Leshoure and Shaynon Simon, back from injury, were both able to average better than 5 ypc and were the motor that kept the offense moving. Stafford was sporadic at best against this D (42% completion rate) and was intercepted 3 times, but was able to throw for 4 TDs. Calvin Johnson was able to be effective as a vertical threat (3 catches 130 yds and 2 TDs) and was the difference maker that allowed the run game to be functional.

    Offensive Players of the Game
    Lions - Mike Leshoure 24 touches, 131 yards, 1 TD, 1 fumble
    Packers - Denard Ronbinson 8 rushes, 43 yds, 2 TDs

    Defensive Players of the Game
    Lions - DeAndre Levy 5 solo tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack
    Packers - Antoine Batten 9 solo tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack

    Great game CSteud. I love when they actually stay close. Hopefully, we'll get to play another one sometime.
     
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  2. LtJustice

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    Great recap Mike, love the formatting! Congrats on the win!
     
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