Detroit Lions Come Up Short Against Packers Again

Dec 9, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson (4) reacts after missing a field goal in the 4th quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers 27, Detroit Lions 20 (box score)

Games between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers have followed an amazingly similar script and tonight’s game at Lambeau Field was no different. The Lions had their chances but the Packers took control to win the game.

It goes down as another disappointing loss but really, what’s another disappointing loss in a decidedly disappointing season? As fans we were already reduced to watching this Lions season play out to see if Calvin Johnson can break Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yards record. Any shot at the playoffs evaporated when the Lions lost to the Packers the first time or at least when they lost to the Texans on Thanksgiving.

The only difference this time is the disappointment has come to a historic head:

The Lions have an opportunity to end their five game losing streak next week with a trip to the desert to face the Arizona Cardinals. If there is a team enduring an even worse end to the season than the Lions it is the Cardinals who lost to the Seahawks 58-0 this afternoon to run their losing streak to nine.

Topics: Detroit Lions

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