Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/14/12

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions looks on against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field on November 22, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions came from behind to defeat the Browns 38-37. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's desperation time for the Detroit Lions. Though coach Jim Schwartz does not want to admit it, the 4-5 Lions need to beat the Packers this weekend in order to keep their season alive.Detroit is in last place in the NFC North and has lost all three division games its played so far; two to the Minnesota Vikings (6-4) and one to the Chicago Bears (7-2)."This year, we didn't start fast, but there's still opportunity for us," Schwartz said in a Wednesday teleconference. "The deal in this league is being able to concentrate on the next week that comes up, and with the Packers coming here to town, it's obviously an important start for a home stand for us."A couple years ago, Green Bay was (8-6) with two games to play. I think this league has been proven that you've just got to battle it out week to week and get hot at the right time, and that's one of the things we need to do this week."There's no better time for us than this week."Lions quarterback Matthews Stafford ...
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