Nov 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) runs the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter at Ford Field. Packers beat the Lions 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-US PRESSWIRE

What They're Saying About the Detroit Lions' Loss to Packers

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That’s the way the Lions crumble
Bob Wojonowski – The Detroit News

Of all the ways for a season to crumble, this wasn’t supposed to be it. But there it was, on explicit display — passes sailing, footballs caroming, even coaches yelling.

The Lions have collapsed, and at the desperate, defining juncture, it was their starry strength that let them down. Something hasn’t seemed right with Matthew Stafford and the offense, and on a telling Sunday, it fell apart.

Week 11 rewind: Upsets fall short
Alex Marvez –

The best thing the Lions had going this season was fourth-quarter magic. That was the latest thing to fail one of the NFL’s most disappointing franchises. Detroit (4-6) had to settle for field goals on two drives inside Green Bay’s 7-yard line and quarterback Matt Stafford had an interception returned 72 yards for a touchdown by Packers rookie safety M.D. Jennings. Such shortcomings wasted Detroit’s great defensive effort and proved fatal when Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers threw what proved the game-winning touchdown to Randall Cobb with 1:55 remaining.

Reality hits hard for the Lions
Kevin Seifert –

The Detroit Lions sure had the look of a disintegrating team Sunday at Ford Field. Understandable but unfortunate frustration emerged in the latter stages of a 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers, one that left them with a 4-6 record, including 0-4 in the NFC North, and eliminated their margin of error in the postseason race.

Matthew Stafford struggles during Detroit Lions’ 24-20 loss against Green Bay Packers
Anwar S. Richardson –

Matthew Stafford is playing like a different quarterback for the Detroit Lions this season.

That is not necessarily a good thing.

Stafford completed 17-of-39 passes for 266 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions (54.0 passer rating) and fumbled once during Detroit’s 24-20 loss against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on Sunday. The loss essentially ended Detroit’s hopes to make this year’s playoffs.

Detroit Lions coaches argue on sideline during loss
Gregg Rosenthal –

It wouldn’t be a high-profile Detroit Lions loss without a little coaching drama.

Fox television cameras caught offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson having a heated exchange on the sideline late in the Lions’ 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers while they unsuccessfully tried to mount a game-winning drive.

The Detroit Free Press later reported that the argument was over Lions wide receiver Titus Young, who was benched for the team’s last three offensive plays. Young was targeted on two of four incomplete passes on Detroit’s second-to-last drive.

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