Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones lead Lions to 30-17 win over Packers

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The Detroit Lions had lost 24 straight times at Lambeau Field from 1992-2015 before a 18-16 win two years ago finally snapped the streak.

The Lions have now won two of the last three meetings in Green Bay as Matthew Stafford passed for 361 yards and two touchdowns to Marvin Jones in a 30-17 victory on Monday night. Detroit didn’t punt once the entire night as the Lions moved freely up and down the field throughout the contest.

With Aaron Rodgers out of the lineup, the Packers offense struggled to move the ball with Brett Hundley under center. Hundley scored the first touchdown of the night for the Packers on a 1-yard run with 9:52 left in the game. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 182 yards on the night.

After a 15-play opening drive for Green Bay concluded with a blocked 38-yard Mason Crosby field goal attempt, the Lions marched to take the lead on their first possession of the game. Stafford hit Jones for a 25-yard score to give the Lions a 7-0 lead.

Matt Prater missed a 55-yard field goal that hit the crossbar but the Lions still managed to add to their lead before the half. Ameer Abdullah scored on a 4-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 14-0. Crosby’s 35-yard field goal at the buzzer put the Packers on the board before halftime.

Prater converted field goals from 44 and 19 yards to extend the Lions’ lead to 20-3 early in the fourth quarter. Hundley’s touchdown closed the gap before Stafford and Jones connected on their second touchdown of the night – an 11-yard pass – to give Detroit a 27-10 cushion. After another Prater field goal, the Packers would score a touchdown on the final play of the night. A defensive penalty gave Green Bay a final play on an untimed down and Jamaal Williams scored on a 1-yard run to set to the final score.

69 responses to “Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones lead Lions to 30-17 win over Packers

  1. Hapless Hundley strikes again.

    Amazing fan base you have leaving in the middle of the 3rd quarter.

    The best Green Bay can do is hope the Bears don’t overtake them.

    Packers also have to watch out for the Browns.

    LOL

  2. Losing this game was bad. Painful to watch. Because now it’ll be even harder to win the Super Bowl this season. Or another game.

  3. That’s why this team should be called the Green Bay Rodgers. They are nothing without him. The Packer fans should hope that TT finally gets his act together and starts fielding a decent group of guys to support Rodgers.

  4. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, knows the refs don’t get paid for phantom penalties unless Rodgers is in the game.

    Not sure why the ref threw that flag at the end of the game. Maybe he didn’t get the memo.

  5. The Detroit Lions are now clearly the class of the NFC North. They are definitely better than the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers.

  6. If anyone doubts that Rodgers might be as good as Brady, check out what happens when he’s not in the lineup. Without him, the team is embarrassing. Without Brady, they go 3-1. Difference? Coachig. Obviously Brady is one of the best ever, but he’s part of a QB-coach tandem that works. Rodgers endures GB’s coaching.

  7. Green Bay is a one trick pony. Aaron Rodgers is THAT good, that with the rest of the roster they might get 2 more wins. Probably gonna be a nail biter for the “fans” to watch the browns game. The same “fans” that left left shortly after halftime.

  8. If we win out, we’ll be all right. Aaron can return. We can win it all. We have nice restaurants. We have turkey. We have holes. We have beer. We have a traffic light. We have winter. See? We’ll be OK. Really we will.

  9. Aaron Rodgers does not play D……..

    No, however the D when left on the field for lack of offense productivity, then it is a big problem. The Green Bay defense is not built to play from behind. It’s built to not give up more than Rodgers can score..usually in the 30s…

  10. contra74 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:29 pm
    Hapless Hundley strikes again.

    Amazing fan base you have leaving in the middle of the 3rd quarter.

    The best Green Bay can do is hope the Bears don’t overtake them.

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    I’d be careful talking so much, thinking your beloved Vikings have this division in the bag. Next 5 games will be a challenge and we’ve seen your team choke too many times. How about you worry about your season and not blowing this, and the Pack will limp home this year.

  11. My buddy who is a packer fan got screwed. Paid 650 for two good seats to the saints game if he would have waited it looks like the seats would have been given to him.

  12. Wow my favorite part was the flag on the last play. Good idea to run one more goal line play so they can all bash their heads together one more time! I mean you would have thought the NFL was trying to backdoor cover with that call but they weren’t.

  13. As someone who cares about the quality of the NFL product, it warms my heart to see the Packers lose. I am no fan of Colin Kaepernick, but he is light years better than Hundley. The Packers’ indignant refusal to sign Kaepernick makes crystal clear that the Packers value their conservative bona fides more than they value winning.

  14. Now the Packer Backers realize how Detroit fans felt for the 50 years before we drafted Matthew Stanford. Without a quality QB, it is very hard to win a game in the NFL.

  15. Unfortunately, Ted Thompson is content with winning preseason championships but not real ones. He is the worst GM in professional sports and it’s finally starting to show! On top of that, McCarthy looks absolutely lost out there and is in way over his head. Plus, without Aaron, we have not one single elite talent to build around. This must be what Browns fans feel like.

  16. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:42 pm
    For the purples every time GB loses it’s like they just won the Super Bowl. Maybe if their team had ever actually won one they would know the difference

    ****

    OooOOOOOoooooo goood one.

  17. I do think that Untimed down rule needs adjusting in the off-season to account for when a team is down more than 8 points, automatically end it. I understand the reason for the rule, why it’s fair to enforce it, and why it has to be enacted in every instance to be equal to both sides, but I just think the application of that rule loses any appeal to the average viewer who sees a hapless Green Bay team down 20 points with no time on the clock with only enough time for one play. Which they will inevitably lose once that play is over.

    Wild idea: game can’t end in defensive penalty unless the game is already out of reach and one more play will make no difference. Fans have already walked out. Shocked nobody mentioned this.

  18. skittlesareyum says:

    If anyone doubts that Rodgers might be as good as Brady, check out what happens when he’s not in the lineup.
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    The difference is that the Patriots have had competent backup QB’s.

    TT got lucky drafting Rodgers. This has been proven by all the QB’s he’s drafted since.

  19. Let’s not forget that was Green Bay off a bye week.Basically two weeks for Mike Mccarthy to prrpare for Detroit.Tonights game should have been his statement game for how good a coach he is. #statementfail

  20. Hundley was 26/38, yet had only 245 yds. McCarthy needs to at least take a chance and let the kid take some more shots downfield. And Adams needs to catch the damn ball when it hits him in the hands.

  21. Glad they’re a dumpster fire. Forces them to look within and realize how pathetic they are without Rodgers. Or maybe they’ll continue to do what they do year after year and not address the holes in their organization.

  22. Watched the game tonight. I’m sure Dom Capers name is going to be cursed mightily tomorrow in Wisconsin and probably McCarthy’s as well. But this game should have been instructive to every frustrated packer fan. The problem with that defense, and the problem with the team as a whole is NOT coaching. McCarthy is an average to slightly above average coach. Capers is a perfectly competent defensive coordinator.

    The problem is talent, specifically the lack of talent. Capers was like the man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz tonight. He was calling pressure from every spot and every angle, with even a few Cover 0’s thrown in to try to generate pressure. Every time Detroit’s very average offensive line gobbled those blitzes up. The packers have zero capable edge rushers. They had one, but they let him go down to Carolina to wreak havoc on opposing offenses there.

    To say that the talent in green bay’s secondary is average is to be kind. Combine a soft secondary with zero edge pressure and there’s very little that Dom can do to stop the bleeding. Daniels and Clark are nice players in the middle and Ryan and Martinez are solid ILBs against the run. But you can shut down the run all night long and it doesn’t matter if you have a mediocre secondary and no pass rush.

    On offense, the lack of playmakers across the board has been exposed by the loss of rodgers.

    There’s one guy to blame for the state this team is in and his name aint Anthony Barr. It’s Ted Thompson.

  23. When I saw them not call PI with Darius Slay draped all over Jordy Nelson for the last ten yards of the route – I wondered if maybe they were just consciously deciding to “let em play” and not call PI unless it was egregious. The problem was that to make that determination, the Packers would have to occasionally be within arm’s reach of a Lions receiver and unfortunately, that almost never happened so we’ll never know if they completely blew the call or just calling it loosely both ways.

  24. Further proof Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT, more valuable to his team than Tom Brady is (Didnt they go 11-5 with Matt Barkley?!). More impactful on a game’s outcome than Michael Jordan (The basketball one, not the baseball Jordan). So give him his deserved props instead of bagging on the Packers: NO team can make up for the loss of the greatest of all time!

  25. Hundley was 26/38, yet had only 245 yds. McCarthy needs to at least take a chance and let the kid take some more shots downfield. And Adams needs to catch the ball when it hits him in the hands.

  26. cosportsfan1305 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:38 pm
    The Detroit Lions are now clearly the class of the NFC North. They are definitely better than the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers.

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    Not if the Vikings defense has anything to say about that.

  27. Lions got guys on their team that would be picked last on our flag football team. They must really be shorthanded to allow some of them to be on the field.Their coach is more like a grandpa to them.

  28. coltluger says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Did Mathews even have a tackle tonight?
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    In fairness the guy is old than James Harrison.

  29. Anyone else get screwed in fantasy football as a result of the PI call on the 2nd to last play?!? Seriously, the ref decides to do his job at that point!

  30. Where are all the regular packer posters?

    You sure can dish it out on the Vikings, Lions and Bears, but when your team is in the sewer you go into hiding and leave lambert field (Obama called it that) before the game ends.
    Go Pack Go.

  31. 13worldchampioinships says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:52 pm
    commentawaitingdeletion says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:42 pm
    For the purples every time GB loses it’s like they just won the Super Bowl. Maybe if their team had ever actually won one they would know the difference

    ****

    OooOOOOOoooooo goood one.

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    And true!!!

  32. McCarthy seems really out of his league.

    The offense is lost. They are coached scared.

    The defense was a Dom Capers showcase the last few years. 3rd and long must just be a good laugh in the other teams huddle.

    The one man wrecking crew in Rodgers really looks like the greatest ever after watching that game.

    McCarthy is in the midst of his firing tour at this pace. Might be time for a house cleaning.

  33. matt2calvin says:

    November 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Now the Packer Backers realize how Detroit fans felt for the 50 years before we drafted Matthew Stanford. Without a quality QB, it is very hard to win a game in the NFL.

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    Imagine how much the Lions would have to pay Stafford if he actually won a playoff game or even a division title.

  34. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    November 7, 2017 at 5:35 am
    Where are all the regular packer posters?

    You sure can dish it out on the Vikings, Lions and Bears, but when your team is in the sewer you go into hiding and leave lambert field (Obama called it that) before the game ends.
    Go Pack Go.

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    Every team has posters who would rather post drivel on the other teams posts than talk football.

    Pot meet kettle….

  35. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says:
    November 7, 2017 at 1:42 am
    Further proof Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT, more valuable to his team than Tom Brady is (Didnt they go 11-5 with Matt Barkley?!). More impactful on a game’s outcome than Michael Jordan (The basketball one, not the baseball Jordan). So give him his deserved props instead of bagging on the Packers: NO team can make up for the loss of the greatest of all time!

    Yeah, no. The 9ers let Montana (pre-Brady GOAT) go to KC and won SB’s with Young. GOAT isn’t just about throwing the ball up for grabs at the end of games hoping for a PI. It’s success over a long period. Only 2 years in the Brady era, that’s right, he has his own era, has NE not made the playoffs. only 9 times have they not played in the SB since 2001. One of which, Brady was out. The Packers are suffering form a lack of discipliine team wide created by a QB that is more random than consistent. Does he have great talent? Sure, but you need more than just talent.

  36. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says:

    November 7, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Further proof Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT, more valuable to his team than Tom Brady is (Didnt they go 11-5 with Matt Barkley?!). More impactful on a game’s outcome than Michael Jordan (The basketball one, not the baseball Jordan). So give him his deserved props instead of bagging on the Packers: NO team can make up for the loss of the greatest of all time!

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    Rodgers is great – one of the best of this generation – but is he even the greatest Packers QB of all time? Honestly?

  37. I’ve been saying for some time test Ted Thompson & Capers must GO! And, since he has consented to their rotten performances, Mark Murphy needs to pack up his suitcase as well.

    Gentlemen, your team has been exposed for what it really is: TERRIBLE!

  38. cosportsfan1305 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    The Detroit Lions are now clearly the class of the NFC North. They are definitely better than the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers.

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    Oh Please, we have one playoff win in 60 years. We are in the same class as the Browns.

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