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Perfect Packers whip Lions, run record to 11-0

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The Packers are a step closer to perfection, and the Lions are a step further away from the playoffs.

Green Bay went to Ford Field and feasted on the Lions this Thanksgiving, winning 27-15 and running the record of the defending Super Bowl champions to 11-0. The Lions fall to 7-4, and although they’re still very much in the wild-card race, if they want to stay there they’d better improve in a hurry: After starting 5-0, the Lions have lost four of their last six.

For Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers is playing so well right now that it almost seems unfair to the rest of the league: He had what was for him a fairly ordinary day but for anyone else would be extraordinary, completing 22 of 32 passes for 307 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, and a passer rating of 120.2.

In the early going the Lions seemed poised to give the Packers a tough, competitive game: It was tied 0-0 for most of the first half, and at halftime the Lions had out-gained the Packers by more than 100 yards. But the Lions committed far too many stupid mistakes, with Matthew Stafford interceptions and an Ndamukong Suh ejection, among other mistakes, making it easy on the Packers.

Injuries were also a major problem for the Lions: Running back Kevin Smith, who was emerging as one of Detroit’s most important offensive players, was lost for the game early on with a leg injury. And the Lions’ secondary has suffered so many injuries that receiver Rashied Davis was pressed into emergency duty on defense. Those injuries could slow down the Lions as they attempt to make a run to the playoffs over the final five games of the season.

But it’s hard to see anything slowing down the Packers. The defending Super Bowl champions just keep looking better and better.

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  1. Bubby Brister says: Nov 24, 2011 3:45 PM

    If the 2007 Patriots offense (greatest of all time) can be stopped, so can this offense. This is getting interesting, though. Eat it, Mercury Morris.

  2. sask9999 says: Nov 24, 2011 3:45 PM

    How is the headline not…. ‘ Packers STOMP Lions’ WOOOOOOOO….?

  3. bigfog says: Nov 24, 2011 3:45 PM

    3 wins in 11 days. I don’t care who you are, that’s impressive.

    Also – Suh is a dirty SOB.

  4. staffordsyear says: Nov 24, 2011 3:46 PM

    The playoff run will continue next week,saints are goin down on Sunday night,go lions!

  5. nupicasso says: Nov 24, 2011 3:46 PM

    Yes!!!!!!!! That is all!

  6. young2rice says: Nov 24, 2011 3:46 PM

    The Lions continue to go down hill, and show their lack of maturity…

  7. keramidas21 says: Nov 24, 2011 3:47 PM

    The Packers also had a lot of injuries. Hawk, Bishop, Sitton and Starks all were injured and did not return. At least they have extra time to recover.

  8. primetime0552 says: Nov 24, 2011 3:48 PM

    lions showed today they can hang with the packers. they just don’t have the depth you need. once Houston went out Rodgers started picking them apart. just have to add some depth in the offseason. still think they make the playoffs..

  9. sippindasyzurp says: Nov 24, 2011 3:48 PM

    Cue all the haters who are going to blame officials… That’s just a lame excuse for Lions fans to cover up that there team is not ready to hang with the class of the NFL…. This game was a BEAT DOWN!!

  10. funktron2x says: Nov 24, 2011 3:48 PM

    congrats to the packers and fans. rodgers continues to be a stud. stafford is still learning, and suh is a moron. i kinda hope they suspend him, because he needs to learn that the game is more important than some petty pushing around. kills us lions fan

  11. commandercornpone says: Nov 24, 2011 3:49 PM

    what are ya going to do, lions – suh em?

    looks like that didnt work.

  12. gwahknows says: Nov 24, 2011 3:50 PM

    Fantastic Win…Credit to Jim Schwartz for doing more complaining than coaching. Credit to Suh getting himself ejected for letting a backup to a backup in Evan Dietrich-Smith get the best of him…

  13. dourselfafavreandretire says: Nov 24, 2011 3:50 PM

    Sorry Detroit fans. Packers are running all over the nfl

  14. phillysports25 says: Nov 24, 2011 3:51 PM

    I tried to root for the Lions. I really did, but after what Suh did, how are they not a dirty team?

  15. newtons2ndlaw says: Nov 24, 2011 3:51 PM

    Matthew Stafford, just isn’t GOOD! Last week Lions fans were talking smack about Cam Newton. Yet your QB sucks!!! Stafford had another 3 INTS today. That’s 6 INTS in 2 weeks and this is the dude’s 3RD season! Cam has only played 10 games in his career, that if you switched him with Stafford, and this talented Lions team, they would have whipped the Packers, and been undefeated. In Cam we trust.

  16. rdawg911 says: Nov 24, 2011 3:51 PM

    Lions are gonna lose to the Saints by 30

  17. axespray says: Nov 24, 2011 3:52 PM

    Lions are a good young team… They remind me of the 2007-2009 Packer teams we had.

    Young, Talented, but prone to penalties…
    That’s the one thing that sort of sucks about “Draft & Develope” …. rookie like mistakes.

    They’ll be in the playoffs and we’ll probably meet ‘em there…

    Good luck to them and everyone have a good thanksgiving…

    by the way, DJ Smith > AJ Hawk

  18. bvanbvan says: Nov 24, 2011 3:53 PM

    Aikman and (especially) Buck suck!
    Pack fans have to put up with them for at least one more week.

  19. woodyg says: Nov 24, 2011 3:53 PM

    -

    The Lions …. Dangerous? …. Not likely ….

    The Lions … Dirty? … Undisciplined? ……Obviously …….

    Another non-playoff season for the ‘talkers’ …….

    -

  20. sophiethegreatdane says: Nov 24, 2011 3:54 PM

    Lions = overrated

    And yet niner fans keep trying to use the previous win over Detroit as evidence for how good the niners actually are.

    What. Ev.

  21. gwahknows says: Nov 24, 2011 3:55 PM

    Ndsajkhfdfakong Suh is a TOOL.

  22. dannomac21 says: Nov 24, 2011 3:55 PM

    i said it before and ill say it again…lmfao at rosenthal for picking the lions.

    go pack go!!!! youre the man suh!!! perfection!!!!!!!!

  23. polegojim says: Nov 24, 2011 3:56 PM

    Sloppy play. Lack of maturity and discipline decided this one.

    They could’ve easily beat Green Bay, but the head cases shot themselves in the foot.

  24. adirtyplayernamedsue says: Nov 24, 2011 3:57 PM

    Hey Detroit, shut up. You got it handed to you today. GO BEARS!!!!!

  25. johnnyb216 says: Nov 24, 2011 3:58 PM

    NEXT!!!

  26. 6ball says: Nov 24, 2011 4:00 PM

    .

    Detroit : The NFC’s San Diego

    .

  27. couldntthinkofaname says: Nov 24, 2011 4:01 PM

    Suh’s a classless moron. I hope he gets nailed with another big fine and a suspension.

    Classless coach, classless team.

    Hey Detroit?

    NO SOUP OR PLAYOFFS FOR YOU!

  28. packfaninchitown says: Nov 24, 2011 4:03 PM

    Destiny is upon us, Immortality is ours. 19-0 baby…

    Go ahead and say it with me

    D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y

    Bet ya feel better now, yes? :))

  29. packfaninchitown says: Nov 24, 2011 4:05 PM

    Now GO LIONS! KNOCK THE BEARS OUTTA THE PLAYOFFS! :D

  30. ramal1dw says: Nov 24, 2011 4:07 PM

    This game today is a perfect example of how immaturity, no leadership and no discipline will absolutely kill a football team. The Lions need to learn that no matter how good they are, no matter how much skill they have, it doesn’t mean a thing if they’re not smart enough to harness their anger and use it at the right moment.

    And for all you Lions fans that want to play the whole “persecution” angle, just remember that I’m a life long Lions fan. I’ve just realized that you cannot continue to let this garbage kill our chances at winning games. If you want to stick your head in the sand, fine, but for everyone else, we need our coach (Schwartz) to realize that there’s definitely a problem and to address it. And we just need to hope that he’s not the problem himself. (I hope to God he’s not, since I really like him.)

  31. tatum064 says: Nov 24, 2011 4:09 PM

    Wow.

    a staggering TWELVE points

    They really ripped them a new one.

    Boy, they really showed them. Congrats to the Pack on the eleventh win.

    They did not WHIP them. Their have been blowouts, before. This was not one of them.

    Its about composure, fellas. Lions learned a lesson, and hopefully Suh has time to think about this one.

  32. klunge says: Nov 24, 2011 4:13 PM

    Bad Stafford strikes again! Well it was nice while it lasted fellow Lions fans. It’s clear that if they manage to make the playoffs somehow, it won’t matter for long. They simply aren’t ready to compete with the top teams yet. They have the talent, but without maturity, discipline, teamwork and consistency that doesn’t matter (see: Eagles).
    I’m as disappointed as anyone but let’s just accept the defeat like men and keep hope alive they’ll pull it together for the next contest.

  33. bullcharger says: Nov 24, 2011 4:14 PM

    But it’s hard to see anything slowing down the Packers. The defending Super Bowl champions just keep looking better and better.

    ———————

    It’s the exact opposite… Tampa Bay and Detroit did slow down the Packers and they are looking worse and worse each week.

    Chicago just killed Detroit and Houston just killed Tampa Bay yet they hung tight against Green Bay for a stretch.

    Greeen Bay are the best team in the league at the moment, but they are showing some signs of weakness and good teams will be competitive with them down the stretch and into the playoffs.

  34. cmdv8 says: Nov 24, 2011 4:17 PM

    Ive been a lions fan for a while now and was excited for this game today. we could have beat the packers but im sorry this lions team is false and will not win anything with the lack of discipline from the coaching staff what a mess when your best player gets ejected from a game after crying to the commish about being treated unfairly what a joke. way to make an a$$ of yourselfs on national tv this team has no class or sportsmanship. im embarressed to be a lions fan today

  35. thefiesty1 says: Nov 24, 2011 4:20 PM

    Bust out the champagne old Miami guys. As Don Meridith used to say, The Parties Over!

  36. bordner says: Nov 24, 2011 4:20 PM

    OK Lions fans – you had your chance, gave it your best shot, didn’t get completely embarrassed… now do the rest of us a favor and shut the eff up for awhile.

  37. gdeli says: Nov 24, 2011 4:23 PM

    25-7 is not getting whipped. losing 45-7 like our sucky vikes did is geting whipped! go packers i guess, who else? not the steelers.

  38. dawkattack says: Nov 24, 2011 4:28 PM

    @packfaninchi. DYNASTY = four or more within ten years. It was voted on in 07 when the Spurs won their 4th in 10 years

  39. orthodoxdj says: Nov 24, 2011 4:28 PM

    The Lions are who we thought they were.

  40. bullcharger says: Nov 24, 2011 4:28 PM

    packfaninchitown says:Nov 24, 2011 4:03 PM

    Destiny is upon us, Immortality is ours. 19-0 baby…

    Go ahead and say it with me

    D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y

    —————————–

    Even if GB get their 2 in a row they won’t be a dynasty yet. Just like Denver wasn’t a dynasty in the 90s. You need 3 in 4 years like the Packers did in the 60s/70s.

  41. snarkzilla says: Nov 24, 2011 4:32 PM

    … and actually the Packers ought to have at least one more TD on the board. Tramon Williams jumped a route and would have had a pick 6 but didn’t handle it quite right. If anything Stafford was lucky.

  42. ballergac says: Nov 24, 2011 4:34 PM

    Being a Brett Favre and a RAIDER fan it may be odd to day this but if we don’t beat them I really do hope they can complete a perfect season WITH a super bowl win. I think that would be pretty cool to witness. PLUS Aaron Rodgers is playing unworldly. Wow!

  43. greendreams6 says: Nov 24, 2011 4:37 PM

    The Packers are not going undefeated.

  44. commandercornpone says: Nov 24, 2011 4:38 PM

    the pack didnt have to whip them. the lions whipped themselves.

  45. 1stngoal says: Nov 24, 2011 4:40 PM

    6ball says: Nov 24, 2011 4:00 PM

    .

    Detroit : The NFC’s San Diego
    ————————————————————

    I think a more appropriate comparison would be the Oakland Raiders. Much like those old school Raider teams, Jim Schwartz seems to be hell-bent on leading the league in cheap shots and penalties, just to show the rest of the NFL how “tough” they allegedly are.

    Memo to Mr. Schwartz:

    Playing with aggression is a good temporary fix for team confidence, but playing smart wins you games and championships. And nothing instills confidence in a team more than winning…

  46. vanmorrissey says: Nov 24, 2011 4:41 PM

    Early in the year the momentum and fan support were all Detroit. Now that ass Suh has gone and turned it around so we root for Chicago to get to the playoffs and leave the Lions and their dirty ass team watching again. How you like that now, Schwarzie? You gonna watch the Harbaugh Bowl and root for brother John while you’re eating crow?

  47. psdaleno says: Nov 24, 2011 4:48 PM

    dont blame the lions organization. they did all they could. who else is better to pump up the crowd at halftime better than NickleBack!?

  48. keephatinghaters77 says: Nov 24, 2011 4:55 PM

    Packers are 11-0 very impressive and defending Superbowl champs…But all it takes is ONE bad playoff game and they’re done…Just saying nothing is promised regardless of your record..Atlanta was the #1 seed last year and it was one and done for them..Not a packer fan but Rogers is a stud…

  49. tatum064 says: Nov 24, 2011 4:57 PM

    I think a more appropriate comparison would be the Oakland Raiders. Much like those old school Raider teams, Jim Schwartz seems to be hell-bent on leading the league in cheap shots and penalties, just to show the rest of the NFL how “tough” they allegedly are.

    Memo to Mr. Schwartz:

    Playing with aggression is a good temporary fix for team confidence, but playing smart wins you games and championships. And nothing instills confidence in a team more than winning…

    ======================

    Not like Raiders in they haven’t won Super Bowls. In reality, we just hit hard, and most of the dirty stuff came v. the Steelers and Chiefs. That “dirty rep” got put on them when Jack Tatum knocked off Sammie White’s helmet in SB XI, and when he paralyzed Stingley. It was unfortunate. As many fans know, the penalties on the Raiders border on over-zealous refs, and SOME undisciplined play.

  50. favreblows says: Nov 24, 2011 4:58 PM

    Not a surprise. Detroit is completely overmatched. The Bears are the only team in the NFC that poses a challenge. The Pack could lose next week or to the Bears at home. Otherwise…..it’s 19-0 baby.

    Bring it.

  51. commandercornpone says: Nov 24, 2011 5:01 PM

    no, people saw the raiders play. more than a little lack of discipline there.

    i see the saints or 9ers as a bigger threat to derail gb… in the playoffs.

  52. voiceofrealism says: Nov 24, 2011 5:02 PM

    tatum064 says: Nov 24, 2011 4:09 PM

    Wow.

    a staggering TWELVE points

    They really ripped them a new one.

    Boy, they really showed them. Congrats to the Pack on the eleventh win.

    They did not WHIP them. Their have been blowouts, before. This was not one of them.

    Its about composure, fellas. Lions learned a lesson, and hopefully Suh has time to think about this one.
    ————————————–
    Like that makes any difference in the world. So your argument is that the Pack only beat them by 12? Yeah, you’re right. Based on talent and maturity, the Pack should have won by 50. If only they gave points for playing dirty and kicking like a girl.

  53. catdelmonte says: Nov 24, 2011 5:14 PM

    we dont know if the packers are going to go undefeated but theres one thing we sure do know; everybody in detroit must be diehard nickelback fans since they played at halftime

  54. billh1947 says: Nov 24, 2011 5:14 PM

    Stafford actually didnt play as bad as he could have,after all he does have a BROKEN finger on his throwing hand or did everybody just forget about that,the trouble is they dont have anyone better to throw those ints,Suh is officially the NFLs dirtiest player,he has tried all season for that title and today went all the way to the top of the s**t pile,Swartz loves this team to be undisciplined and dirty otherwise he would lower the boom on his boys and issue fines and one game suspensions in house to those that dont change their ways,who is running that animal circus in Detroit anyway,the animals are running free it seems.

  55. Spencer says: Nov 24, 2011 5:17 PM

    The Lions have talent but their lack of maturity was exposed once again.

  56. stevenfbrackett says: Nov 24, 2011 5:17 PM

    Pretty much everything I wanted to say has already been said – except this:

    Did you see Clay Matthews interception? lol Once he got that ball he was just not going to let go of it. Even after the play was over, he kept a death grip on it.

    Funny.

  57. raider23mike says: Nov 24, 2011 5:24 PM

    Easy to win when you have the refs on your side

  58. norcalmafia says: Nov 24, 2011 5:24 PM

    Lions..Bills ……..overrated soup!

  59. caboose12 says: Nov 24, 2011 5:25 PM

    Of course lions you definitely look like your on the same level as the packers

  60. tatum064 says: Nov 24, 2011 5:29 PM

    Like that makes any difference in the world. So your argument is that the Pack only beat them by 12? Yeah, you’re right. Based on talent and maturity, the Pack should have won by 50. If only they gave points for playing dirty and kicking like a girl.

    ==============

    BUT THEY DIDNT WIN BY 50, genius.

    Based on talent and maturity THEY WON BY TWELVE. And 2 picks by Stafford didn’t hurt, either.

    They are a great team, maybe even a legendary team.

  61. fngs1 says: Nov 24, 2011 5:32 PM

    packfaninchitown says:Nov 24, 2011 4:05 PM

    Now GO LIONS! KNOCK THE BEARS OUTTA THE PLAYOFFS!
    ———————————————————-

    After what Detroit has been doing the last couple of weeks, I would rather see the Bears beat the kitty’s. Unlike you i live MN, which is good to be a Pack fan here lately.

  62. 13xworldchamps says: Nov 24, 2011 5:43 PM

    gdeli says:
    Nov 24, 2011 4:23 PM
    25-7 is not getting whipped. losing 45-7 like our sucky vikes did is geting whipped! go packers i guess, who else? not the steelers
    ==================================

    All you had to doi was look at schwartz face and the face of the lions on the sidelines. They got beat on both sides of the ball, the Packers O line dominated the Big bad boys up front,

    The Packers were disciplined and played their game. The Lions……Oh Well

  63. bigboi30 says: Nov 24, 2011 5:51 PM

    Lucky win by the pack. And yes I said lucky. Rogers was a non factor in the first half. Only reason they had a 7-0 lead at the half, was a great heads up play by thier defence and a really and I mean really bad call in the endzone on that pass interference. He throws a out route were his reciever had to do the work to get in. then runs around like a teenager like he just drove them 80 yds. Yay for u and ur 1 yd td drive.
    What killed us is no depth in an already mediocer secondary. When a team looses its starting safty (Delmas), starting corner (Houston), starting corner (Write), and starter (Berry) playing hurt, all in the same game, then yeah Rogers better dominate. No team can recover from that. All in all the Packers came out and went after our weak spots the second half like any team would. That many backups in the secondary? Heck yeah, go after it. I have to agree though 12 points is not a blowout or whipping.
    This site just like the media love going after Detroit. We fans love it, cause you looser eat it all up like the good little sheep you are. Lee gets ejected and he is just a footnote is Suhs artical. LOL. To funny. All you good little sheep, (woodyg, adirtyplayernamedsue) keep doing what you do best, holding on to your boyfriends back pocket so he can keep you close.

  64. phadedwun says: Nov 24, 2011 5:53 PM

    Packers will not repeat the Super Bowl.

    That is all.

  65. voiceofrealism says: Nov 24, 2011 5:53 PM

    Like that makes any difference in the world. So your argument is that the Pack only beat them by 12? Yeah, you’re right. Based on talent and maturity, the Pack should have won by 50. If only they gave points for playing dirty and kicking like a girl.

    ==============

    BUT THEY DIDNT WIN BY 50, genius.

    Based on talent and maturity THEY WON BY TWELVE. And 2 picks by Stafford didn’t hurt, either.

    They are a great team, maybe even a legendary team.
    —————————————–
    Your team lost. Take it like a man instead of a bitch.

  66. 31teamsarebetterthanthepackers says: Nov 24, 2011 5:56 PM

    The time for honoring the packers will soon be at an end………

  67. packfaninchitown says: Nov 24, 2011 5:58 PM

    Even if GB get their 2 in a row they won’t be a dynasty yet. Just like Denver wasn’t a dynasty in the 90s. You need 3 in 4 years like the Packers did in the 60s/70s.
    ___________________
    Aye, the boys have a long way to go yet. I should have said DYNASTY in the making… :)

  68. raiderapologist says: Nov 24, 2011 5:58 PM

    Suh needs to get suspended. Or medicated.

  69. stairwayto7 says: Nov 24, 2011 5:59 PM

    Packers go 16-0! However lose 1st playoff home game and I can’t wait to see old, fat cheeseheads cry!

  70. presidentjesus says: Nov 24, 2011 6:01 PM

    It was a beat down. Packers let the Lions have some pity points, but there was no danger of the Lions winning.

  71. voiceofrealism says: Nov 24, 2011 6:02 PM

    Nice lame excuse by Suh. He was off balance. He’s delusional. Enjoy your vacation. Goodell will let you know how long it is. Try and grow up a little with your time off.

  72. kennyrogerschicken says: Nov 24, 2011 6:03 PM

    tatum064 says: Nov 24, 2011 4:09 PM

    Wow.

    a staggering TWELVE points

    They really ripped them a new one.

    Boy, they really showed them. Congrats to the Pack on the eleventh win.

    They did not WHIP them. Their have been blowouts, before. This was not one of them.

    Its about composure, fellas. Lions learned a lesson, and hopefully Suh has time to think about this one.

    ————————————-

    Sorry, but that meaningless garbage score with 10 seconds left in the game was just that – meaningless garbage. Way to make it look a lot closer than it actually was, Detroit.

  73. dellied says: Nov 24, 2011 6:09 PM

    polegojim says: Nov 24, 2011 3:56 PM

    Sloppy play. Lack of maturity and discipline decided this one.

    They could’ve easily beat Green Bay, but the head cases shot themselves in the foot.

    ========

    Easily beat Green Bay? If the Packers played their best; a perfect game and barely eked out a win, then your comment would be actually true. But we were up 24-0 in the 4th quarter. You scored arguably 2 (but at least 1) TD in utter garbage time while we were in prevent defense with 75% of our starting linebackers on the sideline. So yeah keep telling yourself that. You were outclassed on your own turf by a far superior team. If it’s any consolation, with a couple more years of experience and maturity, the Lions are SB contenders.

    Wow.

    a staggering TWELVE points

    They really ripped them a new one.

    Boy, they really showed them. Congrats to the Pack on the eleventh win.

    They did not WHIP them. Their have been blowouts, before. This was not one of them.

    Its about composure, fellas. Lions learned a lesson, and hopefully Suh has time to think about this one.

    ===========

    Lol. Ignoring that absurd garbage time TD, you lost by 3 scores. It was a butt-whooping. You lost. Bad. The score and yardage doesn’t even come close to describing how much you were dominated on every phase of the game. The Packers shut down their offense at the end of the third quarter, lol – cute try though.

  74. vikescry1 says: Nov 24, 2011 6:09 PM

    Suh, haynesworth called and wants his move back

  75. packerfanfordecades says: Nov 24, 2011 6:10 PM

    Clay Matthews is for real; I’m really, really happy he wears the Green and Gold. The screen pass he knocked away, his agressive interception, and his sack were all crucial for us. Way to go Clay!!!

    I’m praying that the several injuries the Pack are not so serious and heal up.

    Great depth won for Green Bay last year despite injury and great depth sure helped today as key players were forced out. If you had told me yesterday that Josh Sitton, Hawk, and Desmond Bishop couldn’t play, I’d have been scared to death about this game. But … the second string got it done. Hats off to Mr. Thompson for assembling a tremendous amount of talent and hats off to Mr. McCarthy for developing that talent. Wow. Well done!!

  76. rarson says: Nov 24, 2011 6:11 PM

    Jim Schwartz’s inflated ego is rubbing off on his players. Look at Suh: he gets fined for taking cheap shots and then goes to the commish and has a chat. Then what does he do? He ups the cheap shots. To the point where I personally think he shouldn’t be allowed to play football at all. He’s a total piece of crap.

    Stafford is a decent quarterback, or used to be, until he started spending so much time perfecting cheap shots he apparently forgot to how not to throw to the guys on the opposing team.

    Obviously Jim’s been teaching his team “the rules”. Jim is a gigantic, whiny turd who loves to run his mouth the minute anyone gives him the slightest reason to, f-bombing entire stadiums and then complaining about possibly hearing an obscenity during a personal confrontation on the field. I’m as sympathetic towards Schwartz over that situation as I’m towards Suh over his inability to regain his balance.

    This freaking attitude is completely unnecessary, and I feel bad for Lions fans because it’s ruining the team, and ruining what could have been a great story about a team finally turning things around. It’s coming from the top down; everyone seems to be acting exactly like Schwartz. If I owned the team, I’d fire him after the season.

  77. diesloe says: Nov 24, 2011 6:17 PM

    Me and my big mouth. I praise all day at work yesterday that we finally get some good Thanksgiving football, and this is what we are treated to. I should have known better…..

  78. staffordsyear says: Nov 24, 2011 6:27 PM

    If the pack go 15-0 they won’t get by the lions in week 17.

  79. thousandcasts says: Nov 24, 2011 7:46 PM

    I’ve been a Lions fan all my life and anyone defending this team right now is just as delusional as Suh is. One game is one game, but this lack of composure, bad penalties, getting outplayed, etc is a trend. This is what it’s like to be a Lions fan…even when the team is 7-4, you still feel disgusted and fed up. This team has no game plan in any facet of the game…not offense, not defense, not special teams.

    What are they doing at practice…bringing UFC fighters in? Hell, even those guys fight with more discipline than what the Lions are doing right now. I can handle watching them get beat by a better team, but not when they’re doing everything they can to self destruct in the process.

    Embarrassing.

  80. swampymux12 says: Nov 24, 2011 7:56 PM

    Packer fans can say whatever they want (they would have won anyway) but that was one of the worst officiated games I’ve ever seen (2 phantom pi penalties, bs roughing the passer, and yes Suh shoulda been kicked out, but he got cleaned off the pile, to me that should be offsetting). Can they at least call an even game? Shades of 2007 Patriots vs. Ravens. Sour grapes or not… that was bologna!!!

  81. cmdv8 says: Nov 24, 2011 8:07 PM

    Memo to Mr. Schwartz:

    Playing with aggression is a good temporary fix for team confidence, but playing smart wins you games and championships. And nothing instills confidence in a team more than winning…

    couldnt have said it any better

  82. supersuckers3 says: Nov 24, 2011 8:13 PM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Nov 24, 2011 5:59 PM
    Packers go 16-0! However lose 1st playoff home game and I can’t wait to see old, fat cheeseheads cry!

    —–

    Zepplin was a cover band.

  83. staffordsyear says: Nov 24, 2011 8:19 PM

    7-4…let’s see how it ends,I’ll be happy with 9-7 or even 8-8 given the last 10 years of my life.What’s embarrassing is another lions fan complaining about being in the playoff hunt in December..beat the saints!

  84. packerbacker12 says: Nov 24, 2011 8:21 PM

    Before this game, I respected Suh . I thought he was a talented player. After this game? All my respect is gone. Suh is a dirty player who doesn’t man up to his mistakes. Same goes with Jim Schwartz. My respect for him is gone. I have never seen a coach whine and cry as much as him. He cries when Jim Harbaugh pats him on the back and runs over to start a brawl. He then proceeds to cry about every call that doesn’t go his way.

  85. dourselfafavreandretire says: Nov 24, 2011 8:39 PM

    So…let me get this right. You guys think the lions had this one outside some dumb penalties? What about the packers D. The interceptions, the stops when it mattered most. Thats right the lions just gave them those plays. They quit. What about the timely completions by rodgers and his receivers. Backups stepping up and holding the lions to only 8 points (the other td was scrap time). Point is the packers in the last 10 days they’ve played 3 games and shut out the vikings and the lions. Tampa bay on the short w/ really no value means the pack overlooked the bucks to focus on really shutting out the lions. Quit being in denial lions fans. The only stat that matters is the score. You guys got your A** handed to you today.

  86. adirtyplayernamedsue says: Nov 24, 2011 8:45 PM

    Packers are a much better team than the lions. That’s a plain and simple fact.

  87. chris6523 says: Nov 24, 2011 8:53 PM

    I don’t see how anyone can consider Aaron Rodgers one of the greats. Last year, all of Rodgers’ critics rightfully pointed out that Rodgers was sorely lacking in the all important quarterback stat of come from behind in the fourth quarter wins. Rodgers has done nothing this year to silence those critics.

    Yes, that was written with tongue firmly placed in cheek.

  88. johngaltwho says: Nov 24, 2011 9:15 PM

    Suh is a problem but he has been enabled by his short sighted coach and the win by any means necessary culture in Detroit. And even now, after his ridiculous behavior directly hurts his team, his coach continues to make excuses and condone his actions. What an idiot. We’ve seen this show before. There are lots of ways that players can waste raw talent. Think Jonny jolly, Albert haynesworth, Michael Vick (despite comeback). Maybe someone will straighten this nut job out before it’s too late, maybe not. Today however, there is no question he was a liability for his team.

  89. polegojim says: Nov 24, 2011 10:04 PM

    @dellied – WRONG! Until the stupid penalties, you had 7 points. 7, that’s right. Count them.

    The Lions were handing the cheese just fine and Mr. Rogers was getting frustrated in our Neighborhood.

    See you in January. I hope you’re still undefeated. Great spoiler game.

  90. voiceofrealism says: Nov 24, 2011 10:05 PM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Nov 24, 2011 5:59 PM
    Packers go 16-0! However lose 1st playoff home game and I can’t wait to see old, fat cheeseheads cry!
    ======================
    I doubt it, but even so, what a terrible thing to say about your parents.

  91. toolkien says: Nov 24, 2011 10:21 PM

    Packer fans can say whatever they want (they would have won anyway) but that was one of the worst officiated games I’ve ever seen (2 phantom pi penalties, bs roughing the passer, and yes Suh shoulda been kicked out, but he got cleaned off the pile, to me that should be offsetting). Can they at least call an even game? Shades of 2007 Patriots vs. Ravens. Sour grapes or not… that was bologna!!!

    ——————————-
    And the part where the Lions clearly fumbled the ball early in the game and the whistle conveniently was blown, the absolute mugging of Cobb in the endzone TWICE and no flag, the phantom pushoff by Jennings that made for offsetting penalties. The roughing call on Vanden Bosch was B.S., but the very next play Rodgers is hit very late, and no call there.

    I agree that that was one poorly officiated game, but it went both ways.

  92. toolkien says: Nov 24, 2011 10:26 PM

    Packers are 11-0 very impressive and defending Superbowl champs…But all it takes is ONE bad playoff game and they’re done…Just saying nothing is promised regardless of your record..Atlanta was the #1 seed last year and it was one and done for them..Not a packer fan but Rogers is a stud…

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    Your reasoning is flawed because the Packers were better than the Falcons last year. There aren’t many, if any, teams better than the Packers this year. The Packers last year had a better point differential against a stronger strength of schedule. The Packers simply puked in a couple of early games last year and may have appeared less potent.

    But it is true that the Packers are one brain fade on offense in the playoffs from making tee times…

  93. bluefan204 says: Nov 24, 2011 10:36 PM

    I’d say that tjhe refs whipped the Lions more than the Packers did

  94. pack15forever says: Nov 24, 2011 11:28 PM

    I was really looking forward to this game as a lot of the so called experts were picking the Lions to beat the Packers. This was suppose to be the game that stopped the Packer winning streak. The Lions were suppose to be ferocious as they had knocked Rodgers out of the game last year and they had that dirt bag a Boy name Suh but the Packers showed the NFL that they are the best team and fear no one. The Packers have to get by the Giants and they should as the Giants have a Monday night game against New Orleans and the Packers will have extra rest. The Giants are the last team on the Packers schedule that have a shot at beating the Pack.

  95. thejuddstir says: Nov 24, 2011 11:40 PM

    Sorry Packer fans, but I have watched 3 Packer games and in all three the officials seemed to turn a blind eye to anything major the Packers do and only try to even up the penalties with some meaningless “illegal procedure” calls when the game is already out of hand. I have never seen defensive backs get away with more holding than the Packers do…………as for Suh, he’s a dirt bag and should be suspended at least 5 gms like Haynesworth was. I also think it’s time for the league to take a look at Schwartz himself and how he advocates for his players to play dirty.

  96. hodag54501 says: Nov 24, 2011 11:42 PM

    Amazing the Lions fans talk about the refs, yet ignore the three turnovers which really turned the tide toward the Packers. How about all those times in Packers territory in the first half without scoring points?
    I’m really surprised at one thing: not only Suh, but this team seems to really enjoy cheap shots.
    Respect is earned through hard play and victory, not flagrant fouls which cost yards and momentum.

    THAT you put directly at the feet of the coach.

    Schwartz better realize his players are getting a bad rap in the league. You don’t see much of the cheap shot stuff in the league because MATURE players understand they are potentially taking away another player’s livelihood, plus they and their teammates are left open to potentially serious retribution.
    In the NFL you are one play away from retirement.
    Knock-Knock…Suh…are you listening?

  97. axespray says: Nov 24, 2011 11:48 PM

    nickle back sucked….

    man…. black eyed peas provided actual effort during their awful halftime show.

  98. packerbacker12 says: Nov 25, 2011 12:49 AM

    “What killed us is no depth in an already mediocer secondary. When a team looses its starting safty (Delmas), starting corner (Houston), starting corner (Write), and starter (Berry) playing hurt, all in the same game, then yeah Rogers better dominate. No team can recover from that. All in all the Packers came out and went after our weak spots the second half like any team would. That many backups in the secondary? Heck yeah, go after it. I have to agree though 12 points is not a blowout or whipping.”

    Oh shut up with that injury crap. The Packers are without Nick Collins and lost one of their defensive leaders in Desmond Bishop during the game and the Lions still couldn’t capitalize. And to make matters worse for the Lions they went up against one of the worst passing defenses in the league and still shut down the Lions.

    So instead of making up crap excuses like blaming the refs/injuries, man up and admit your team lost.

  99. packerbacker12 says: Nov 25, 2011 12:54 AM

    “If the pack go 15-0 they won’t get by the lions in week 17.”

    Lion fans said the same thing today and look what happened.

  100. gregjennings85 says: Nov 25, 2011 1:05 AM

    Jones is money.

    Stafford is overrated.

  101. 13xworldchamps says: Nov 25, 2011 1:34 AM

    Nov 24, 2011 7:56 PM
    swampymux12

    Packer fans can say whatever they want (they would have won anyway) but that was one of the worst officiated games I’ve ever seen (2 phantom pi penalties, bs roughing the passer, and yes Suh shoulda been kicked out, but he got cleaned off the pile, to me that should be offsetting). Can they at least call an even game? Shades of 2007 Patriots vs. Ravens. Sour grapes or not… that was bologna!!!

    __________________________________

    Hey Swampy, need a little wine to go with that Cheese?

    Aikman said during the game the Packers had scouted this officiating crew and were prepared for the type of game that crew calls. The Packers had several phantom calls on them also,

    as for your buddy Suh, I didn’t even know he was playing until he got ejected, he was credited for 1 tackle, no pressure’s, no QB hits, and most of that was against our reserve Guard center.

    Plain and simple that Packers played their game, in the lions house in front of a national audience and walked away 11-0

    yeah……

  102. chaothao says: Nov 25, 2011 5:29 AM

    chris6523 says:
    Nov 24, 2011 8:53 PM
    I don’t see how anyone can consider Aaron Rodgers one of the greats. Last year, all of Rodgers’ critics rightfully pointed out that Rodgers was sorely lacking in the all important quarterback stat of come from behind in the fourth quarter wins. Rodgers has done nothing this year to silence those critics.

    Yes, that was written with tongue firmly placed in cheek.

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    Lol you are the biggest idiot of them all. Really?? Come from behind wins? Like Eli, Ben, Sanchez? Come from behind wins? Here is what you and all those critics have FAIL to realize. Rodgers DONT (I repeat) DONT need come from behind wins, you know why? The matter of fact is that Rodgers would just simply outscore his opponent in the beginning and let the Defense do the rest. Sorry if your Come from Behind QBs cant outscored his opposition until the very last min of the game. Let me say it one more time for you and your critics, ROdgers dont need to have ANY come from behind victories as long as he continues to outplay the other team early and often, which has been the case of late. You and your critics sir are idiots.

  103. MossMoon2Packers says: Nov 25, 2011 10:55 AM

    Lions lose their starting RB, 3 DBs and Suh (due to idiocy). The Packers are a great team, and maybe they would have won anyway, but i would have liked to see the outcome had the Lions been at full strength.

  104. chaothao says: Nov 25, 2011 12:45 PM

    MossMoon2Packers says:
    Nov 25, 2011 10:55 AM
    Lions lose their starting RB, 3 DBs and Suh (due to idiocy). The Packers are a great team, and maybe they would have won anyway, but i would have liked to see the outcome had the Lions been at full strength.
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    Well if it makes you happy think that way, regardless you also fail to notice that our 2 starting ILB and RG (Sitton) was out due to injuries also.

  105. 3ghostninja says: Nov 25, 2011 2:11 PM

    MossMoon2Packers says:
    Nov 25, 2011 10:55 AM
    Lions lose their starting RB, 3 DBs and Suh (due to idiocy). The Packers are a great team, and maybe they would have won anyway, but i would have liked to see the outcome had the Lions been at full strength.
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    chaothao says:
    Nov 25, 2011 12:45 PM
    Well if it makes you happy think that way, regardless you also fail to notice that our 2 starting ILB and RG (Sitton) was out due to injuries also.

    Last year it we saw a similar scenario. Rodgers was knocked out of the game and the Lions won 7-3. Many said it was only because Rodgers was out. Schwartz said “We’re on our 3rd stringer so I don’t want to hear any of that nonsense”.

    This year, the tables have been flipped. Injuries are a part of the game. So are bad calls — despite added at least 30 minutes to every game because of video reviews.

  106. MossMoon2Packers says: Nov 25, 2011 3:12 PM

    @chaothao and @3ghostninja

    The loss of the Pack’s ILBs was more or less offset by the loss of the Lions’ RB. But, the killer was the Lions’ loss of Suh and its DBs. The Pack’s real strength is its passing attack. So, playing without Suh to pressure Rodgers and without decent DBs to defend the Pack’s air attack, it was pretty much game over for the Lions at that point.

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