Detroit Lions in Wisconsin: Analyzing the streak
By Mike Payton
Oct 12, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; ESPN commentator Matt Millen prior to the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Michigan 43-40 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O
Brett Farve absolutely went off when he threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers put 150 ground yards on the score sheet and Joey Blue Skies got his first shot at the Packers and threw two interceptions. At the half the Packers were up 30-7 after a 27 point second quarter by the Packers. Of all the losses, this has to be the most embarrassing one.
Joey Blue Skies went full Harrington in this game tossing three interceptions. Once again Jason Hanson was the only bright spot on a really bad Detroit Lions team in 2003. Brett Farve overcame his one interception and led the Packers to the win. Ahman Green ruled the day with 160 yards and a 65 yard touchdown.
Outside of Kevin Jones 24 yard touchdown in the second quarter, it was all Jason Hanson vs Ryan Longwell again. The two kickers combined for five field goals surprisingly the Lions didn’t turn the ball over at all on this day. Unfortunately, they never got their offense going either.
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Jason Hanson vs Ryan Longwell part three. Man, these were some boring games to watch. Five more field goals and very little offense controlled the entire game. The Lions managed to stay in this game all day, even going into overtime. Unfortunately, Longwell hit a 28 yard field goal and killed the Lions chances yet again.
Neither team put forth a great performance on this day. A combined seven turnovers kept both offenses in check. Despite that, the Lions never held a lead after the first quarter. Not even three Brett Farve interceptions could propel the Lions to victory. What in this world could?