Packers blown out in season finale vs. Lions, end season at 7-9
All day the Green Bay Packers struggled. The team just looked slow and a step behind the Detroit Lions Sunday at Ford Field.
Green Bay took an early 3-0 lead on a 41-yard field goal by Mason Crosby with 4:59 left in the first quarter but did not do much the rest of the game as the Lions manhandled the Packers on both sides of the ball.
Packers quarterback Brett Hundley finished with just 172 yards on 14-24 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions. He also lost a fumble. His quarterback rating was 59.7.
The Lions' Matthew Stafford on the other hand, was nearly perfect passing for 323 yards on 20-29 passing with three touchdowns and no interceptions. His quarterback rating was 140.4.
One bright side for the Packers was the rushing game. Jamaal Williams carried the ball 22 times for 82 yards, but no touchdowns. His long run of the day was 14 yards.
Lions receivers shredded the Packers' weak secondary with Golden Tate catching seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown, Marvin Jones Jr. catching four for 81 yards and a touchdown and Kenny Golladay with two catches for 80 yards.
The Packers were just four of 14 on third down and committed four turnovers.
Green Bay will finish the year at 7-9 and miss the playoffs. This is the first time the Packers have been swept by the Lions since 1991 when the Packers went just 4-12.