Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Packers finish with first losing season since 2008 after Lions loss

Lions fire Caldwell after four seasons Packers finish with first losing season since 2008 after Lions loss
Domingo Copeland | 01 January, 2018, 04:23

Later, the Lions make a field goal and the game is tied at 3 at the end of the first quarter.

The Packers (7-9) have a losing record for the first time since 2008, which is also the last time they didnt earn a spot in the playoffs.

The second half saw more back-and-forth possessions until the Lions increased the gap to 27-3 on a 71-yard scoring strike from Stafford to Golden Tate at the 1:38 juncture of the third. Stafford then connected with Marvin Jones Jr. on a 3-yard TD pass to increase the bulge to 17-3 with 2:20 left until halftime. He was replaced by Joe Callahan late in the game.

Detroit (6-5) made mistakes in every phase of the game and Minnesota took advantage. Allison finishes the year with 23 grabs for 253 scoreless yards and four dropped passes.

The Detroit Lions torched the Green Bay Packers safety for a long touchdown pass in the first half of Sunday's season finale at Ford Field.

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Xavier Rhodes ended Detroit's comeback hopes with an interception at the Detroit 37 late in the game.

After an incomplete from Jeff Janis, the Packers settle for the 41-yard field goal.

Minnesota's Adam Thielen had eight receptions for 89 yards and Everson Griffen had two sacks, tying his career high with 12.

Trevor Davis was the leading receiver with three catches for 56 yards.

Matthew Stafford has thrown two touchdown passes. The Lions were held to a total of 53 yards rushing. CB Davon House had a shoulder injury and Williams was evaluated for a concussion late in the game.

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