Lions hand Jaguars first overall pick in 2022 draft, beat Packers in season finale

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The Packers had nothing to play for today in Detroit, having already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC. And the Lions had less than nothing to play for, knowing that a loss could help them secure the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. Despite that, the Packers and Lions played an entertaining and competitive game.

In the end, the Lions held on for a 37-30 win.

Aaron Rodgers started the game and played the first half, completing 14 of 18 passes for 138 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Despite that, the Lions had a 17-13 halftime lead. tahnks to solid play from Jared Goff and a trick play touchdown.

Jordan Love played the second half and struggled at first, and the Lions scored another trick play touchdown and appeared to have the game in hand. But Love hit Josiah Deguara for a short pass that Deguara took 62 yards for a touchdown, and the Packers took a 30-27 lead in the fourth quarter.

But a D'Andre Swift touchdown run gave the Lions a 34-30 lead with 1:54 to play, and Love’s interception on the subsequent drive set up a field goal for the Lions in the final minute, while Love threw one more interception after that to end the game.

The win improves the Lions’ record to 3-13-1, and clinches the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. The first overall pick, which would have been the Lions’ with a loss, will go to the Jaguars.

And the Packers will have a week off before hosting a playoff game.

53 responses to “Lions hand Jaguars first overall pick in 2022 draft, beat Packers in season finale

  1. Dan Campbell and the Lions are trending in the right direction…hell of an entertaining game today.

  2. Those Packas are terrible. Their second/third stringers and guys just getting back from injury couldn’t beat the Lions’ starters.

  3. It’s not the responsibility of the coaches and players to make the GM’a job easier.

  4. Meaningless game for the Packers. Lions played themselves out of the first overall pick.

  5. Congrats to the Lions and their fans.
    Pretty humorous when the Detroit player scored the last TD and made the “Shh” signal because there were so many Packer fans there.
    Love led the Packers to more points than Rodgers did, so I guess there’s that, anyway.

  6. Best overall result for Green Bay. This loss had no bearing on anything other than it prevents a division opponent from getting the #1 pick.

  7. Campbell and the Lions did the right thing. Seeing that there’s no clear #1 QB in draft, it more important to establish a winning culture.

  8. Have to give Lions credit. They played hard and wanted it. GB def was playing to not get hurt. That was laughable.

  9. LOLions trounced the Peckers’ first rounders the first half. One and done! Mark my words

  10. Can anyone tell my why Aaron Rogers does not have to wear a mask on the sidelines? Thought it was the rule

  11. I see Rodgers and the Packers are preparing early for their usual playoff collapse.

  12. trading up in the first round to draft love motatived Rodgers (and maybe pushed him out of town). other than that its a big mistake. Love is terrible

  13. Pack fans saying it’s a meaningless game because their “MVP” couldn’t get it done against one of the worst teams in the NFL lol

  14. My Lions have had a bad year by record, we expected to have a bad record a very bad one and we have. And yet I rarely have seen more fight out of a team so overmatched week after week, we’ve shown consistent fight in this tough year. I thought Campbell and those opening press conferences was a nut job not long for the job. I’ve been proven so wrong it reminds me to not anchor our opinions with too much weight we must be open to changing them and I have. We e shown more creativity this year in play calling than the last 5 combined. I look forward to the hopeful boatload of young talent from the draft as we all do each year. But I must admit I don’t recall being so optimistic about a bad team, that hasnt solved QB problems but is a green arrow pointing up. I believe we will not be in last next year in the division that is the next step I believe we will move Mon or Chi behind us, that’s my belief and my hope as a Lions fan.
    To those of you with playoffs dreams bouncing in your heads, good luck. For us Lions fans we dream of the end to the circus music in Detroit and are hopeful..

  15. They already have a QB. Unless there’s a Bruce Smith or Deion Sanders, I’d trade the first pick away for a ton of draft picks. I figure the Jags will be cleaning house. The new G.M. will be looking at a nice beginning. An elite young QB, and a bunch of draft picks. It’s how the Steelers dynasty started. Of course, they have to hit on those picks, and I’m not just talking about 1st and 2nd rounders. A good GM hits on picks in every round.

  16. cheeseisfattening says:
    January 9, 2022 at 4:31 pm
    trading up in the first round to draft love motatived Rodgers (and maybe pushed him out of town). other than that its a big mistake. Love is terrible
    ******************************************************************

    Motivated Rodgers? Lol. Where’d you hear that? What have you been watching the last 15 years? Not the Packers.

  17. Dang love looks like garbage. Not worth the 3 first rounders they gave up to get him

  18. Great game today for the Lions.
    It’s nice to see them looking better each week and they certainly looked the part today.
    There’s no “Give Up” in this team as we’ve seen in so many others.
    Great crowd too, great support.

    It was definitely nice to have the #1 seed wrapped up early so that guys could start and get their reps in, while resting a big portion of the starters by half.
    Bakhtiari and Meyers back on the O-Line was a beautiful sight.
    This game will show great benefits for them moving forward.
    Just wanted to get though this game injury free and it looks like we did for the most part.
    MVS left early with a back injury, but it doesn’t sound too serious.

    Time to rest up, heal up and prepare for the postseason battle.
    Serious and important football games lie ahead.
    Can’t Wait!!!

  19. Jordon Love fell 1 interception short of tying Rodgers for the year. So close, J-Love!

  20. With the way this year’s draft is setting up, establishing a sustainable culture of playing hungry, smart, wily, tough and consistent football is more important for the Lions than handing the overall pick to the Jaguars.

  21. tokyosandblasturd says:
    January 9, 2022 at 4:24 pm
    LOLions trounced the Peckers’ first rounders the first half. One and done! Mark my words
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Packers already avoided one-and-done by earning the first round bye. Maybe next year.

  22. Packers now 0-4 in exhibition games. 0-3 preseason; 0-1 after the first seed settled.

    But whattaya know! Jordan Love looked pretty good out there playing the second half.

  23. “Have to give Lions credit. They played hard and wanted it.”

    Hey r3 r3 brain! Playing hard for one game when you have two wins on the season is not something you give “credit” for……especially when the franchise has had one playoff win (in the early 90’s) in 66 seasons!!!

    LoLions!!!

  24. The Vikings had nothing to play for today. The Packers had nothing to play for today. That must mean the Vikings are as good as the Packers, right? Oh wait . . .

  25. tokyosandblasturd says:
    January 9, 2022 at 4:19 pm
    Peckers are one and done. Got trounced by the LOLions.
    ////////////
    Ariani, you’re back! The obsession with the word “turd” gave it away.

  26. “Packers already avoided one-and-done by earning the first round bye. Maybe next year.”

    Sitting out the first week doesn’t equate to a “one-and-done” avoidance. When you play your first game in the duration of the playoffs and lose, that’s a “one-and-done.” Packers chance of losing goes WAAAAAAY up when they don’t get to skate through their critical divisional games against the Bears, Lions and Vikes! This isn’t the Packers year.

  27. cheeseisfattening says:
    January 9, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Watch how fast Rodgers runs out of Green Bay on the off week.
    _______
    Watch how fast everybody leaves Minneapolis tomorrow.
    With nothing really important going on, gotta make their tee times. 🤣

  28. Great team win by the Lions. Jordan Love stinks, you better hope Aaron never leaves town.

  29. This game meant exactly nothing to each team, and should mean exactly nothing to each fan base. Hope both teams ended the game healthy.

  30. Vikings just finished their second losing season in a row and their fans are in here crowing because the Packers lost a meaningless game. What a sad, lonely existence that must be. In two weeks when we advance to our third championship game in as many years, y’all just keep reminding yourself that we lost to Detroit when it didn’t matter….as opposed to your team who lost to then when it did.

  31. Joetoronto’s unhealthy PFT obsession says:
    January 9, 2022 at 5:03 pm
    “Have to give Lions credit. They played hard and wanted it.”

    Hey r3 r3 brain! Playing hard for one game when you have two wins on the season is not something you give “credit” for……especially when the franchise has had one playoff win (in the early 90’s) in 66 seasons!! ****** Joe is either a trite troll or hasn’t watched the Lions much this season. Either way, he clearly doesn’t know much about football or life. At any given time any organization or person will go through struggles. If Joe happens to have experienced parenthood, I imagine he’d be the type of guy that would boo his own child who stumbles while trying to learn to walk. The Lions, of course, have struggled at an unprecedented level in the history of professional sports. Nevertheless, they have demonstrated tangible strides towards improvement. Their problem does not appear to be coaching, effort or commitment. They simply have a major talent deficit to overcome and there’s no reason to believe that they will not be able to add talent via the draft and free agency over the next couple of years.

  32. The NFC just noted – The Cheese Cheaters don’t have a defense. Ewwin Wawgers better have his pinkie toe ready to go – he’ll need to score 45 to win the next games.

  33. Didn’t watch, but did Coach Campbell cry after his momentous victory??? It would be par for his course…

  34. Notice that my favorite teams are hoisting trophies while green bay fans are crying after another playoff loss? Notice?

  35. It has been yet another incredible regular season for the most successful franchise in NFL history. It is such a privilege an honor to be a fan/owner of this team. This level of consistent greatness truly is humbling.

  36. HA-Ha! Looks like Billy Bellyache is gonna need yet another Pepto Bismol IV for his flight back to Beantown! Truly amazing how the Fins have New England’s number down there virtually every year! Even sweeter this year with a sweep! Patties are one and done for sure…

  37. It was great to see Jamaal Williams stand in front of the Packers’ tunnel during introductions, to great all of his former teammates and share a big hug with 12.
    I’m thoroughly happy with our RB room as it is, but I sure do miss Jamaal.
    Quality team player and a great person.

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