The Detroit Lions will attempt to finish out their season on a strong note later today as they host the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Stafford passed for 361 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' 30-17 win at Green Bay on November 7. Stafford threw a 71-yard TD pass to Golden Tate late in the third, giving the Lions a 27-3 lead. Jones continued his excellent record against the Packers with four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown.
The biggest jump in development for most players in the National Football League occurs between their first and second seasons. Detroit, meanwhile, was close to full strength in what could be Jim Caldwell's final game as head coach. There has been heavy speculation that Caldwell will not be retained for a fifth season.
Defensive end Ziggy Ansah is just one sack away from reaching double digits on the year.
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. Jamaal Williams gained 82 yards rushing and caught three passes for 31 yards. 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.
Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley throws to WR Randall Cobb for a 17-yard touchdown during Sunday's NFC North matchup in Detroit.
In the second quarter, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix misses the tackle on Lions Kenny Golladay. He came into Sunday ranked fourth in the National Football League in passing yards, tied for seventh in passing touchdowns and eighth in quarterback rating. Even Emanuel Byrd caught two passes.