Scanning the Savanna: What They're Saying About the Detroit Lions' Loss

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Detroit won’t, however, remember the first day of 2012 very fondly. The Lions lost to the Packers 45-41 on Sunday, but had a couple of tough calls go against them that clearly could have made a difference in the outcome.

Overall, Detroit’s offense scored 41 points. That was on the road. That offensive production was in a state Detroit has not won in since 1991.

Detroit’s defense gave up 45 points against a backup quarterback.

Green Bay, 45, Detroit, 41.

Are you serious?

Everything seemed to be lining up just right for Matthew Stafford the Detroit Lions — until they actually had to line up and play the Green Bay Packers.

The Green Bay Packers didn’t get everything they hoped for Sunday. But just about.

Players and coaches always talk about a 24-hour window they set aside to look back at the previous game before moving onto the next one.

That clock has been sped up for the Lions.

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