Detroit Lions in Wisconsin: Analyzing the streak

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Dec 28, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) is sacked by Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) during the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


50. Final. 27. 49. 20

A bad Lions team looked like they might steal one in the first half. The Lions took a 14-10 lead into the third quarter and let the Packers run all over them from there. A comically bad Matthew Stafford interception was really all you needed to see to understand how much went wrong for this team in 2012.


50. Final. 22. 49. 9

Don’t let the score fool you. This game was a lot closer than it looks. It was also incredibly boring to watch. Calvin Johnson was ruled out just before the game and the Lions had no answer for that loss. The Lions defense did mange to stop Rodgers for most of the day, but a late touchdown to James Jones put the game out of reach. If there was ever a game that showed the Lions needed receiving help, it was this one.


30. 49. 20. 50. Final

This was the first meeting between these two teams in Wisconsin that had major implications since 1994. Aaron Rodgers got his Willis Reed moment when he came back after going down with an injury. Ndamukong Suh committed his final dirty act in Detroit when his numb feet stepped on Rodgers ankle. Joique Bell’s fumble on the Lions most important drive of the game ultimately sealed the deal.


Who knows? We all do. Let’s be honest, there is no way the 1-7 Lions are walking into Green Bay on Sunday and breaking the streak. Even though the Packers are coming off two straight losses on the road to winning teams. Although, the last time the Packers lost two straight on the road to winning teams before hosting the Lions, was the last time the Lions actually won in Green Bay. Do yourself a favor and don’t read too much into that stat.

Mike Payton is an Editor at SideLion Report. He is from Holland, Michigan by way of Warren, Michigan. He considers himself to be obsessed with the Detroit Lions. Mike’s work has been featured on ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio and Mike is also a weekly contributor on It is what is with Sean Baligian on ESPN 96.1 and a contributor for The Holland Sentinel. Follow Mike Payton on Twitter@SLR_Mike