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Matthew Stafford throws 3 TD passes; Lions beat Packers in finale

01 January 2018

Stafford passed for 361 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' 30-17 win at Green Bay on November 7.

Coach Jim Caldwell is expected to coach his last game for Detroit on Sunday, sources said. “Thats what youve got to love about him.”. Green Bay started the game by recovering an onside kick, only to turn the ball over on a deflected interception while marching on the opening drive. They did take a 3-0 lead on Mason Crosbys 41-yard field goal late in the first quarter, but Detroit tied it on the ensuing possession and took control in the second quarter.

The Lions finished with a 35-11 victory to complete the series sweep over the Packers. Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith deflects a pass intended for Detroit Lions tight end Darren Fells (87) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Detroit.

This is the first time since 2008 the Packers are not going to playoffs.

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Nobody scored again until the final frame, when Packer quarterback Brett Hundley hit Randall Cobb for both a fourth-and-5 touchdown followed by a two-point conversion to close the deficit to 27-11 with 11:27 to play. Hundley was 14 of 24 for 172 yards with two interceptions and a fumble.

The Vikings (9-2) took a huge step toward winning the NFC North, taking a three-game lead over the second-place Lions.

“Im here to answer questions about the game, so lets not waste each others time, ” he said.

Lions: Stafford, with a lot of tape covering his right cleat, stayed in the game after hurting his right ankle on his second touchdown when DT Tom Johnson fell on him.

Matthew Stafford throws 3 TD passes; Lions beat Packers in finale