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All this week we’ve heard about the tremendous losing streak the Lions have had at Lambeau Field. December 15th, 1991 was the last time the Lions beat the Packers in Green Bay by a score of 21 to 17. Whats pretty remarkable though about that game is the fact that two of the longest tenured players for each team weren’t even playing and I’m talking about Jason Hanson for the Lions and Brett Favre for the Packers.
Hanson, who was drafted by the Lions the following year was in his final season at Washington State where he was a former teammate of NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Meanwhile Favre was a rookie in the NFL but not for the Packers but for the Atlanta Falcons. It wasn’t until after the 1991 season that Packers general manager Ron Wolf would trade a first round pick to the Falcons for Favre.
In that December 15th game though the Lions actually trailed at half time 10-7 when Chris Jacke hit a 23 yard field goal to give the Packers the lead. After both teams went scoreless in the t...
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Detroit Lions WR Kris Durham was promoted from the practice squad this week to replace WR Ryan Broyles and WR Titus Young, both of whom were put on the injured reserve this week.Durham certainly made his case to stay on the roster for next season with this catch. He laid out for this ball and reeled it in with such ease, that it rivals Calvin’s one-handed catch from last week...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz has consistently praised reserve running back Joique Bell this season.
Those days might be changing, at least for a while.
Bell was the one responsible for the Lions getting a 15-yard penalty for celebrating their second touchdown, when they took a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. The penalty was enforced on the kickoff...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has 1,546 receiving yards through 13 games. That's about 118.9 yards per game. At that pace, he would finish the season with 1,903 yards. In 1995, former San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice accumulated 1,848 yards, a record that still stands to this day. It is also still very possible that Johnson eclipses 2,000 yards, something no...
Watch as Detroit Lions receiver Kris Durham lays out to make an outstanding grab during the second quarter of Sunday Night Football. The man who threw him the ball was none other than Durham's college teammate and roommate at the University of Georgia, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Via Bleacher Report.
The weather conditions at Lambeau Field wreaked havoc on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on Sunday.Watch as Detroit's signal caller gets an untimely case of butterfingers midway through the second quarter against the Packers. The ball seems to slip out of Stafford's hands like a of bar soap when he drops back to pass on this play. One would assume that the snow and cold...
Lions defensive end Willie Young suffered a nasty finger injury last month in Detroit’s November 18th game against the Packers. During an attempted tackle of Green Bay running back James Starks, Young’s left middle finger was sliced at the top knuckle, with the resulting cut being so deep that nerves were severed and the bone was exposed At the time Young knew it was bad...
Matthew Stafford scored on a 4-yard bootleg, and the Detroit Lions had a 7-0 lead over the Green Bay Packers after the first quarter Sunday night.
The Packers are playing with only four defensive lineman, and the Lions wasted no time taking advantage. Using big tackle Riley Reiff as an extra blocker, they ran the ball nine times on the first drive. The Packers managed to stop Mikel...
Looking to end two streaks Sunday night in Green Bay, the Lions head into Week 14 looking relatively healthy with only a few question marks.
Corner back Louis Delmas continues to be hampered by an injured knee and was limited all week during preparation which is a step above what could be said about Corey Williams. The Lions veteran defensive tackle also has been bothered by a knee...
The Detroit Lions had just scored to take atwo-touchdown lead early in the second quarter on a snowy night Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Maybeit would be the end of two long decades of road losses to the Packers.
Tony Scheffler was celebrating his touchdown with teammate Joique Bell. They looked as if they were pretending to shovel snow off of the Frozen Tundra.
The Detroit Lions travel into historic Lambeau Field Sunday night to do battle with the Green Bay Packers. The Frozen Tundra has been a house of horrors for The Detroit Lions as they continue to battle ghosts of the past and present. Detroit hasn’t won in Green Bay since George H. Bush was President all the way back on December 15th, 1991 by a score of 21-17.
This Packers team...
So it seems the NFL doesn’t flex bad games out of the Sunday night slot anymore. This the second straight week of having lackluster contests in what is tacitly accepted as the league premiere timeslot. Wait, Monday night has the best game of the week? What is this, 2005?
Because the Bears lost today, even if Detroit somehow pulls the upset on the road, it won’t affect the current...
Green Bay stuck with its nickel and dime packages, even while being gashed by Lions running backs Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell. The second half was a different story, as the Packers slammed the door on the run game and made the Lions one-dimensional.
Detroit jumped out to a 14-point lead, then proceeded to give it away in a highly Lions fashion. The worst of the surrendering of points happened when Matt Stafford spluttered the ball out of his hands on an attempted screen pass that ended in a FAT GUY TOUCHDOWN.
In terms of dominance from the line of scrimmage, the Lions controlled the first half. Of course, such things mean jack...
Two questions will arise this Sunday night: 1) When was the last time the Detroit Lions went into Wisconsin and took a victory?And 2) Who was the Green Bay Packers' quarterback that day? The answers at these questions are: 1991 (the last season the Lions won a playoff game) and Mike Tomczak (yes, the same Tomczak who was a backup for Jim McMahon as a a rookie for the Chicago...