Nov 19, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) catches a pass to score a touchdown as Detroit Lions free safety Ricardo Silva (39) and cornerback Jacob Lacey (21) defend in the fourth quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions Come Up Short Against Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers 24, Detroit Lions 20 (box score)

The Detroit Lions had themselves in position to pull off an upset of the Green Bay Packers but in the end they just didn’t have enough.

The defense held Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in check for most of the game but came up short when it mattered most. Rodgers found Randall Cobb for a 22-yard touchdown pass to put the Packers up 21-20 with 1:55 remaining.

The Lions were unable to move the ball on their ensuing possession, ultimately turning the ball over on downs to the Packers deep in plus territory. The Lions didn’t let the Packers run out the clock but Mason Crosby hit a 39-yard field goal to extend the lead to 24-20 with just 19 seconds remaining.

A couple incompletions and an unsuccessful hook and ladder play later and the Lions had fallen to 4-6 and likely closing the door on whatever sliver of a chance they had remaining for making the playoffs.

It’s the kind of loss that can hang with a team but the Lions will need to shake it off quickly with a Thanksgiving matchup with the Houston Texans just four days from now.

Calvin Johnson was the big star for the Lions offense catching five passes for 149 yards and a touchdown. Nick Fairley stood out on defense with five tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.

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