PACKERS FALL TO LIONS AT LAMBEAU FIELD
– The Packers lost to the Detroit Lions, 18-16, on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, a defeat that snapped Green Bay’s six-game winning streak in NFC North games and 12-game regular-season winning streak at Lambeau Field. The Packers are now 6-3 on the season.
– Green Bay posted its sixth zero-turnover game of the season. That is tied for No. 3 in franchise history (since 1933), matching the mark posted in 2004 and trailing only the totals in 2009 (eight) and 2014 (seven).
– The Packers will travel to Minnesota next Sunday to take on the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium at 3:25 p.m. CST, the second in a stretch of four consecutive NFC North games for Green Bay.
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,526, a regular-season home record for the Packers (previous high: 78,434 vs. San Diego, Oct. 18, 2015). It was the 314th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– QB Aaron Rodgers tied a single-game franchise record with 61 passing attempts on Sunday afternoon, matching the mark set by Brett Favre vs. San Francisco on Oct. 14, 1996.
– Rodgers’ 35 completions were a single-game career high, topping his previous best of 34 (at Chicago in 2010, vs. Washington in 2013). It is tied for the second most in a game in team annals behind only Favre’s 36 completions at Chicago on Dec. 5, 1993.
– Rodgers threw for 333 yards, giving him back-to-back 300-yard games for the first time since Weeks 13-14 last season.
– Rodgers did not throw an interception on Sunday, giving him 20 zero-INT games in his last 25 regular-season contests.
– WR Davante Adams caught a career-high 10 passes for 79 yards, eclipsing his previous best of seven receptions (at New Orleans in 2014, at Carolina in 2015).
– WR Jared Abbrederis caught a 15-yard pass from Rodgers in the second quarter, the first reception of his NFL career. Abbrederis finished with four receptions for 57 yards (14.3 avg.).
– TE Justin Perillo registered a career-high five catches for a career-best 58 yards (11.6 avg.), including the first TD grab of his career, an 11-yard catch with 32 seconds remaining in the game.
– TE Richard Rodgers caught a 4-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, giving him a TD grab in back-to-back games for the second time in his career (Weeks 12-13 last season). He has three TD catches in the last two games.
– Rodgers now has seven TD catches in his career, the second most by a Green Bay TE in his first two seasons since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger behind only Bubba Franks (10, 2000-01).
– RB James Starks matched his career high with six receptions for 54 yards (9.0 avg.), tying his total vs. Tampa Bay in 2011 and at Carolina this season in Week 9,
– S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix posted his second INT of the season when he picked off Lions QB Matthew Stafford late in the third quarter.
– CB Damarious Randall became the first Packer to recover a Green Bay onside kick attempt since LB Jamari Lattimore did so vs. Chicago on Nov. 4, 2013.
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The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions:
Green Bay Packers
7 QB Brett Hundley
27 RB Eddie Lacy
36 CB LaDarius Gunter
55 LB Andy Mulumba
65 G Lane Taylor
86 TE Kennard Backman
88 WR Ty Montgomery
13 WR TJ Jones
50 LB Travis Lewis
67 DT Khyri Thornton
70 T Corey Robinson
77 T Cornelius Lucas
83 TE Tim Wright
99 DT Jermelle Cudjo
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PACKERS RETURN HOME TO PLAY THE LIONS
– The Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions in their first home game in almost a month.
– The Packers have won 24 straight games against Detroit in Wisconsin, including a ’94 playoff game. The streak spans nine Lions head coaches: Wayne Fontes (1992-96), Bobby Ross (1997-99), Gary Moeller (2000), Marty Mornhinweg (2001-02), Steve Mariucci (2003-04), Dick Jauron (2005), Rod Marinelli (2006-08), Jim Schwartz (2009-13) and Jim Caldwell (2014-present).
– The 23 straight regular-season wins in Wisconsin ranks No. 1 among NFL streaks at one team’s home.
– The rivalry actually kicked off in 1930 at City Stadium in Green Bay, a 47-13 Packers win. Two seasons later, the teams began a yearly series. Today marks meeting No. 172 in the all-time series (including playoffs).
– The Packers lead the regular-season series 95-67-7 (.586) and have won both postseason contests the two have played. Green Bay’s 95 wins over the Lions are the most the Packers have against any team.
– Green Bay has a 15-3 mark (.833) against the Lions under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, which is tied with Pittsburgh (15-3 vs. Cleveland) for the second-best winning percentage by a team vs. a divisional foe since 2006 (New England, 17-2 vs. Buffalo).
– Of the 15 wins over Detroit, nine have been decided by 10 points or more, including four by more than 20 points.
– The Packers have won 16 of the last 19 against Detroit and 24 of the last 29 in the series.
– QB Aaron Rodgers has led the Packers to 10 wins in 12 games against the Lions, completing 229 of 336 passes for 2,947 yards, 22 touchdowns and five interceptions with passer rating of 111.0.
– Rodgers has recorded a 100-plus passer rating nine times against Detroit, including a rating of 139.6 in the Week 17 win over the Lions last season at Lambeau Field.
– Today will be the first of four consecutive games against divison opponents, including two against the Lions. All four games will take place in the span of 19 days.
– It is the first time Green Bay has played four straight games against division opponents in a single season since 2000 (Weeks 14-17).
– The Packers have a 41-13-1 (.755) overall regular-season record against NFC North opponents under McCarthy, a divisional mark that ranks No. 2 in the NFL since 2006.
– Green Bay has won 22 of 27 NFC North games with one tie at home under McCarthy, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL since 2006.
– Today will be the fourth time the Packers have played at noon CST this season and it is the second-to-last time they are scheduled to play at noon CST (Week 17 vs. Minnesota).
– Green Bay has won 13 of its last 16 games in the regular season, including eight of the last 10.
– Rodgers leads the NFL in passer rating (138.0) and passing touchdowns (21) against division opponents since the start of the 2014 season (min. 100 pass att.).
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
– The Packers have won six consecutive games against division opponents. If Green Bay wins this week, it will be the second-longest winning streak against NFC North teams under McCarthy (12 regular-season games, 2011-12).
– Green Bay is looking to improve to 5-1 against NFC teams this season.
– The Packers are 13-4 against NFC teams since the start of last season. Green Bay’s .765 winning percentage is No. 1 among NFC teams over that span, and the 13 regular-season wins are second only to the Seattle Seahawks (14-5).
– Under McCarthy, the Packers are 77-35-1 against NFC opponents during the regular season. Green Bay’s 77 wins are seven more than any other team over that span (New Orleans, 70-45).
– Since 2006, the Packers are 44-11-1 versus NFC teams at Lambeau Field during the regular season, including wins in each of the last nine games.
– Green Bay has won three of four home games this season by 10 or more points (10 vs. Seattle and Kansas City / 14 vs. St. Louis).
– The Packers are the only team in the NFL to be undefeated at home (13-0) since the start of the 2014 regular season (including playoffs).
– The Packers defense has 15 sacks and six interceptions in four home games this season. Green Bay’s 15 sacks at home are tied for No. 3 in the NFL this season.
– Green Bay has forced one or more turnovers in every game this season. If they force one today, it would be the sixth time in the last nine seasons that the Packers forced at least one turnover in each of the first nine games of the season.
– QB Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes for the 16th time during the regular season in his career last week at Carolina. If he records four again this week, it would be just the second time he has thrown four or more touchdowns in back-to-back games (Games 8-9 in 2011).
– With Rodgers as the starting quarterback, Green Bay is 34-6 against NFC teams at home during the regular season.
– For his career, Rodgers has thrown 87 touchdowns, 17 interceptions and has a passer rating of 114.0 against NFC North teams during the regular season.
– Dating back to 2014, Rodgers has not thrown an interception in 19 of the last 24 regular-season games, including eight of the last 10. The Packers are 17-2 in those games.
– Since the start of the 2014 season, Rodgers has thrown 57 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
– WR Randall Cobb needs one catch to extend his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a reception to 49, which would tie Max McGee (49, 1959-1963) for eighth place in franchise history.
– Dating back to last season (with Oakland in 2014), WR James Jones has registered a touchdown reception in seven of the last 11 games. He has totaled eight touchdown receptions over that span.
– Jones has tied his career high (2013) with eight receptions of 25-plus yards this season.
– Dating back to 1978, TE Richard Rodgers’ four touchdown receptions this season are tied for the fifth most among Packers tight ends in the first eight games of a season (according to STATS LLC).
– Midway through his second season, Rodgers has six career receiving touchdowns. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is tied (Jermichael Finley, 2008-09 / Rich McGeorge, 1970-71) for the second most by a Packers tight end in the first two seasons of his career, dating back to 1970 (Bubba Franks, 10, 2000-01).
– LB Clay Matthews has 13 career games with two or more sacks. He is one shy of tying Tim Harris (14, 1986-90) for No. 3 in team history (Reggie White, 16; Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 15).
– LB Julius Peppers leads the team with 5.5 sacks this season. Dating back to last season (including playoffs), Peppers has 10 sacks in the last 12 games.
– Peppers has recorded a sack in five games this season, which is tied for No. 5 in the NFL (HOU J.J. Watt and NE Chandler Jones) behind DET Ezekiel Ansah, DEN DeMarcus Ware, CIN Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap (six each).
Packers LB Nick Perry is a Detroit native and prepped at both Mackenzie High School and Martin Luther King High School…Packers G T.J. Lang attended Brother Rice High School in Birmingham, Mich., and played at Eastern Michigan…Packers WR Jeff Janis is from Tawas City, Mich., and is the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns at Saginaw Valley State…Packers RBs coach Sam Gash was on the Lions’ coaching staff from 2007-12…Lions DT C.J. Wilson was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft and went on play for Green Bay from 2010-13…Lions DT Khyri Thornton spent one season with Green Bay after being selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft…Packers DL coach Mike Trgovac was a three-year starter (1978-80) at middle guard on the defensive line for the University of Michigan, where he played in three Rose Bowls…Trgovac also began his coaching career at Michigan as a graduate assistant from 1984-85…Packers LB Andy Mulumba played at Eastern Michigan…Packers LB Jake Ryan played at Michigan…Packers def. front asst. Jerry Montgomery coached the DL at Michigan from 2011-12.
WEARING THE STRIPES
Today’s officiating crew includes referee John Hussey (35), umpire Tony Michalek (115), head linesman Wayne Mackie (106), line judge Ron Marinucci (107), field judge Jimmy Buchanan (86), side judge Allen Baynes (56) and back judge Keith Ferguson (61).
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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be G T.J. Lang (offense), DB Micah Hyde (defense) and WR Jeff Janis (special teams).
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– Kickoff: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. CT
– Click here for the Packers-Lions game center
– If you’re looking for a bar to watch the game, try www.packerseverywhere.com. Packers Everywhere was created to let you know where you can gather with other Packers fans to watch games and have all kinds of other Packers-related fun.
– FOX Sports, now in its 22nd season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience.
– Play-by-play man Joe Buck joins color commentator Troy Aikman and sideline reporter Erin Andrews.
– Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 21st season calling Packers’ games. McCarren has four times been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 17th season of broadcasts together.
– ESPN Radio will air the game across the country. Dave Flemming (play-by-play) and Mark Dominik (analyst) will call the action and Ian Fitzsimmons will report from the sidelines.
– The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
– DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game on channel 709.
– FOX TV map, courtesy of 506sports.com:
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The Packers extended their lead to 6-0 early in the second quarter on a 52-yard FG by Mason Crosby. Green Bay was helped by a crucial fourth-down penalty on the Lions for defensive holding, which allowed the conversion after TE Jermichael Finley dropped a pass at the first-down marker. The Packers had decided to go for it on fourth-and-4 from the Detroit 40-yard line.
Two snaps later, TE Ryan Taylor was wide open down the middle seam, but Rodgers’ pass went right through his hands instead of going for a 34-yard TD.
Eddie Lacy ran the ball on five of the first six plays of the 12-play drive, gaining 20 yards and pushing his total for the game to 43 yards on the ground.
Lacy gained nine more rushing yards on Green Bay’s next drive, which featured two third-down passes to Jordy Nelson to move the chains, but the Packers stalled out near midfield and had to punt.
Starting from their own 11 on the final drive of the half, the Lions completed third-down passes of 22 yards to Ryan Broyles and 25 yards to Brandon Pettigrew to move into scoring range.
A holding call on Riley Reiff negated a third-down scramble by QB Matthew Stafford for a first down, leading to the 53-yard FG by Akers with 15 seconds left in the half.
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The NFL has announced that there are no flex scheduling changes to the Sunday prime-time games for Weeks 14 and 15, meaning the Packers-Lions game at Lambeau Field on Dec. 9 will remain at 7:20 p.m. CT kickoff.
That also means the Packers-Bears game at Soldier Field on Dec. 16 will remain at noon CT. The 49ers-Patriots game remains the prime-time matchup in Week 15.
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QB Matt Flynn’s record-setting performance against Detroit will be shown on NFL Network’s NFL Replay at 8:30 p.m. CT Tuesday.
Flynn and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford combined for 1,000 gross passing yards (971 net passing yards) in Green Bay’s 45-41 victory. Flynn set Green Bay records with 480 yards passing and six TDs.
NFL Replay offers an exclusive look at the previous week’s games in a condensed, 90-minute, high-octane format. With the use of bonus NFL Films and NFL Network footage, including never-before-seen camera angles and coaches’ commentary, combined with exclusive wired sound from the field, locker rooms and sidelines, viewers will experience the game like never before.
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PACKERS TOP LIONS, 45-41, TO FINISH 15-1
- Green Bay beat Detroit, 45-41, today at Lambeau Field. With their 15th victory, the Packers became just the sixth team in NFL history to finish with a record of 15-1 or better.
- The Packers posted a perfect record (6-0) in their division for the first time since the league went to a divisional format in 1967. The last team to register a perfect record in the NFC North/Central was the 1987 Chicago Bears (7-0).
- Green Bay’s 550 yards gained vs. Detroit today was the third-highest single-game total in franchise history behind only the 628 yards at Philadelphia (Nov. 11, 1962) and the 569 yards at Tampa Bay (Oct. 12, 1980).
- Sunday marked the sixth time this season that the Packers scored at least 42 points in a game. That is the most by an NFL team since the merger, besting the previous mark of five games by the 1971 Dallas Cowboys.
- The Packers set single-season franchise records for regular-season games won (15), total points (560), points per game (35.0), total points at home (321), points per game at home (40.1), touchdowns (64 plus today), net passing yards (4,924), fewest giveaways (14), fewest punts in a 16-game season (55), fewest penalties in a 16-game season (76) and fewest penalty yards in a 16-game season (591).
- Green Bay’s 6,482 total net yards this season rank No. 1 in franchise history, besting the 2004 total of 6,357 yards.
- The Packers’ 560 points on the season ranks No. 2 in NFL single-season annals behind only the 2007 New England Patriots (589). Green Bay led the league in scoring for the first time since 1996.
- With 70 total TDs this season, Green Bay tied the 1984 Miami Dolphins for the second-most TDs in a season in NFL history. The two teams trail only the 2007 New England Patriots (75 TDs).
- The Packers’ turnover differential of plus-24 is tied for the No. 2 mark in franchise history behind only the plus-26 margin in 1943.
- Green Bay’s 31 interceptions this season are tied for the most by the team in a season since 1962 (also 31).
- The Packers have now won 21 straight games against the Lions in the state of Wisconsin (including playoffs). The regular-season winning streak of 20 straight games is the longest home winning streak in the league.
- This was Green Bay’s fifth season sweep of the Lions in the past six seasons.
- Today’s victory was Green Bay’s 13th straight at Lambeau Field and the 19th victory in its last 20 contests at home.
- The 13-game home winning streak is tied for the fourth-longest winning streak at home in franchise history.
- Green Bay posted an 8-0 record at home for the first time since 2002.
- The Packers’ 25 regular-season wins over the past two seasons rank No. 2 in team history over a two-year period behind only the 26 wins from 1996-97.
OTHER POST-GAME NOTES
- Today’s paid attendance was 70,294. It was the 301st consecutive sellout (285 regular season, 16 playoffs) at Lambeau Field.
- QB Matt Flynn set franchise records for the most passing yards (480) and the most passing TDs in a game in franchise history (six).
- Flynn is only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to post 475-plus passing yards and six-plus TDs in the same game, joining Y.A. Tittle (Oct. 28, 1962), Joe Namath (Sept. 24, 1972) and Joe Montana (Oct. 14, 1990). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Flynn joined Dan Marino and Kurt Warner as the only NFL quarterbacks to throw three-plus TDs in each of their first two career starts (among quarterbacks whose careers started since 1970).
- According to Elias, the Packers became the first team in NFL history to have two different QBs each throw at least five TDs in consecutive weeks. QB Aaron Rodgers threw five TD passes vs. Chicago in Week 16.
- With a 122.5 passer rating this season, Rodgers set the NFL single-season record, topping the previous mark of 121.1 by Colts QB Peyton Manning in 2004. Rodgers is the first Green Bay quarterback to lead the league in passer rating since the system was implemented in 1973.
- Rodgers is the first 4,000-yard passer in league history to throw six or fewer interceptions in that season. The previous record of seven INTs was held by both Rodgers and QB Brett Favre (seven INTs each in 2009). Rodgers is also the first QB in NFL history to register two seasons with 500-plus attempts and seven or fewer INTs (also did so in 2009). The only other quarterbacks in league history to accomplish the feat in a season are Jason Campbell in 2008 and Favre in 2009.
- Rodgers’ average of 9.25 yards per attempt this season ranks No. 4 since the merger (min. 200 attempts) behind only Kurt Warner (9.88 in 2000), Chris Chandler (9.65 in 1998) and Ken Stabler (9.41 in 1976).
- Rodgers set single-season franchise records for TD passes (45), passing yards (4,643), completion percentage (68.3), yards per attempt (9.25), touchdown/interception ratio (7.50), and 300-yard games (eight), and tied Bart Starr (1966) for the team record for interception percentage (1.20).
- Head Coach Mike McCarthy is the first head coach in team history to win six consecutive season finales. As a team, the Packers have won nine straight season finales (2003-11), the longest current streak in the NFL.
- WR Jordy Nelson’s three TDs gave him 15 for the season. That is the most by a Packer since WR Sterling Sharpe had 18 in 1994. Nelson is the third player in franchise history to have 15-plus TD catches in a season (Sharpe, Don Hutson).
- Nelson’s three TDs and 162 receiving yards were single-game career highs, and his nine receptions were a career high for a regular-season game (also had nine catches in Super Bowl XLV vs. Pittsburgh).
- Nelson became just the second player in franchise history to have at least eight receptions, 150 receiving yards and three receiving TDs in a game (Javon Walker, 11-200-3, at Indianapolis, Sept. 26, 2004).
- Among Packers with 60-plus catches in a season, Nelson’s receiving average of 18.6 ranks No. 2 in team history behind only WR James Lofton’s 22.0-yard average on 62 catches in 1984.
- TE Jermichael Finley’s 767 receiving yards this season are the second most by a Green Bay tight end in a season behind only Paul Coffman’s 814 in 1983.
- Finley matched his career high (2009) with 55 receptions on the season. Those two seasons trail only Coffman’s 56-catch season in 1979 in the franchise record books for tight ends.
- Finley’s eight TD catches on the season are the most by a Green Bay tight end since Bubba Franks’ nine in 2001.
- RB Ryan Grant’s 80-yard TD reception was the longest reception by a Green Bay running back since Elijah Pitts’ 80-yard TD reception from QB Bart Starr vs. the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 25, 1966.
- With 140 points on the season, K Mason Crosby became the second player in team history (Paul Hornung) and only the sixth player in NFL history to record two 140-point seasons in his career (141 points in 2007).
- Crosby’s 649 career points are the most in NFL history by a player in his first five seasons in the league.
- Crosby set a franchise record for the most PATs in a season with 68.
- P Tim Masthay set single-season franchise records for gross punting average (45.6) and net punting average (38.6). Net punting average has been an official stat since 1976.
- WR Randall Cobb’s kickoff return average of 27.7 this season ranks No. 3 in the franchise record book (min. 25 returns) behind only Dave Hampton (28.6 in 1971) and Al Carmichael (28.1 in 1956). Cobb’s 941 kickoff return yards on the season are the most by a rookie in franchise history.
- The Packers outscored their opponents by 201 points this season, the third straight season that Green Bay has outscored its opponents by at least 145 points on the season. The last NFL team to accomplish that feat was the San Francisco 49ers (1991-95).
- Green Bay’s third-down percentage of 48.1 ranks No. 2 in team annals since the merger behind only the 49.1 percent mark in 1995.
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Click here to read the transcript from writers Vic Ketchman and Mike Spofford as they share their opinion on the Packers-Lions game with fans.
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