The Green Bay Packers are now the answer to a trivia question. Which team did the Detroit Lions beat for their first division victory in 20 games? The Packers fell to the Lions 7-3 at Ford Field in Detroit. In the process, Green Bay had a 10-game winning streak against Detroit come to an end.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a concussion in the first half and did not return. Green Bay's backup QB Matt Flynn finished the game for Rodgers, leading the offense to only three points. In the third quarter, the Packers drove deep into Lion territory. However, Flynn tried to connect with wide receiver Donald Driver in the end zone, with two Detroit defenders near him. The result was an interception and no points.
Detroit took their only lead of the game in the fourth quarter, on a Drew Stanton touchdown pass to Will Heller, making it (7-3 Detroit). Green Bay had one last drive, but Flynn's fourth down deep pass to Greg Jennings fell incomplete. Flynn completed 15 of 26 passes for 177 yards and one interception.
Detroit snapped a 19-game losing streak against teams in the NFC North, the league's longest within a division since the NFL merger four decades ago.
Green Bay fell to (8-5) on the season and travel to New England to face the Patriots Sunday December 19. The game can be seen live on KBJR6 and Range 11. Kickoff on Sunday night is at 7:20pm.
Posted by Joe Dufek