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Lions start fast, finish slow; Packers Win

December 11, 2012

On the sunday night primetime game, the Lions traveled to Lambeu field, a venue that no Lions team has won since Bill Clinton was our president.  It was a tough task for Stafford and his lions, who didn’t fall to the pressure and started out with a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Matthew Stafford threw for 264 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 pick.  While his counterpart Aaron Rodgers only threw for 170 yards and no touchdowns, the first time Aaron Rodgers was held out of the endzone at Lambeu in 35 games.

The Packers, who started out down 14, rallied back to win by a final score of 27-20, improving to 9-4 and moving one step closer to clinching the NFC North and a playoff berth.

“We’ve been in every single game this year. But being in games doesn’t mean (anything) in this league,” said Stafford, whose fumble in the second-quarter helped spark Green Bay’s comeback. “It’s about getting wins and we understand that as a locker room and as a team.


After the first quarter, the Lions has trouble getting their defense off the field, as Green Bay picked up first down after first down.

“It was poor defense,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “We had a chance to go out and get a stop, and they just ran the ball down our throats.”

The Lions, now out of the playoff race, looks to pick up win number 5 next week against the Arizona Cardinals, who have lost 9 straight after starting out 4-0.


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