Lions vs. Packers Report Card: Detroit falls to Packers on MNF

D'andre Swift, Detroit Lions (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
D'andre Swift, Detroit Lions (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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Dan Campbell, Detroit Lions
Dan Campbell, Detroit Lions (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Coaching Staff-3/5 Stars

I didn’t hate the game Anthony Lynn and Aaron Glenn called for the offense and defense respectively. The players just didn’t execute well enough, and that will happen.

I also loved to see Dan Campbell continue to be aggressive on fourth downs. Even if the Lions fail, it is nice to see that he is willing to trust his offense in those situations.

Glenn did make a really costly call, calling single high coverage on a third and 12 which resulted in a 50-yard bomb from Rodgers to Davonte Adams.

Then there’s the issue with personnel, why isn’t Derrick Barnes seeing the field? With how spectacular he was in the preseason, you would think he would have earned some snaps.

Hopefully, he sees the field soon, because he very well could be the Lions’ best linebacker by the end of the season.

Final Thoughts:

This was a really fun game throughout the first half, each team traded blows and the Lions held the lead going into the third quarter. Unfortunately, they just ran out of gas and couldn’t keep up with their division rival.

This might seem like a reach but it did seem like progress from last week’s loss against the 49ers. Detroit did have a string of poor play which once again, but this game felt a lot more competitive for most of the game.

The goal of this season for the Detroit Lions was to improve every week and to be a noticeably better team at the end of the season compared to the start. So while the losses may pile up, it’s important to look at the bigger picture.

The pass rush definitely flashed, and if the run defense shores up it could lead to this unit being mediocre, rather than basement dwellers again.

Final Grade: 2.5