Packers fall to Lions after crazy finish

Michael Hebb, Sports Editor

The Detroit Lions edged out the Green Bay Packers in a rollercoaster game Sunday, extending Green Bay’s losing streak to three after starting out a perfect 6-0.

Detroit has had no success on the road against Green Bay; the last time they won in Green Bay was 1991. It looked as if the Lions were about to blow their fourth quarter lead multiple times in the final minutes as multiple missed opportunities gave the Packers a fighting chance.

The Lions scored a touchdown late in the game to make the score 18-10 in their favor. An extra point would have given them a three point lead, meaning that a Packers field goal would have sent the game into overtime. However, kicker Matt Prater missed it (making it two on the day), so the Packers only had to get into field goal range to have a chance to win the game.

After a long drive, Aaron Rodgers connected with Justin Perillo for a touchdown, making it 18-16. On the two point conversion, Rodgers tried to hit Davante Adams on a quick pass, but cornerback Crezdon Butler broke it up.

Green Bay was forced to attempt an onside kick for any chance to win the game. On the kick, Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson jumped high in the air to catch the ball, but he muffed, and the Packers got the ball right back with 32 seconds on the clock.

After a series of plays by the Packers, they were only a 52 yard field goal away from winning the game. However, kicker Mason Crosby completely missed, barely getting the ball over the 10 yard line.

Green Bay’s loss dropped them to second in the division behind the Minnesota Vikings.

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