For the first time since 1991, the Lions beat the Packers in Green Bay
Seriously, the Lions won in Green Bay after losing 24 straight games.
For the first time since 1991, the Lions are leaving Green Bay with a win. On Sunday, the Lions knocked off the Packers at Lambeau Field, winning 18-16. The win snapped a 24-game losing streak in Green Bay -- three losses at Milwaukee County Stadium, and another 21 at Lambeau Field, including one in the playoffs.
It certainly wasn't pretty for the now 2-7 Lions -- Matt Prater missed two extra points, which gave Green Bay a chance in the final minute -- but I don't think they'll be complaining on the flight home. The Lions held the Packers' offense to just two touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers threw the ball 61 times and recorded 333 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per pass.
In the end, the Lions actually gave up a touchdown with 32 seconds left, which trimmed their lead to two points. But the Lions foiled the Packers two-point conversion by pressuring Rodgers into a quick throw and then knocking away that pass in the end zone.
So close... pic.twitter.com/vmplOXT4Y4— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) November 15, 2015
The Lions still refused to take the win. Calvin Johnson flat out dropped the ensuing onside kick, giving the Packers yet another shot.
If there were EVER a moment when the Lions needed Calvin Johnson to make a grab... pic.twitter.com/CnJBOSX6yI— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) November 15, 2015
But with no timeouts, the Packers could only move the ball 15 yards and Mason Crosby's 52-yard field goal fell woefully short. The streak ended.
For some context on the Lions' win ...
Meanwhile, the Packers offense continues to look dreadful. They've lost three straight games now and could be surpassed by the Vikings in the NFC North standings.
Packers have lost 3 straight Aaron Rodgers starts for the first time since 2008 (lost 5 straight from Weeks 12-16).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 15, 2015
It might be time to P-A-N-I-C in Green Bay.
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