Packers fall behind early, special teams off the mark in loss to Lions

Mason Crosby missed four field goals and an extra point and the Green Bay Packers special teams looked awful all day Sunday in the 31-23 loss to the Detroit Lions.

The Packers started off the game by forcing the Lions to punt. As the punt was bouncing near both teams, it glanced off a Packers player and the officials ruled it Lions ball at the Packers' one-yard-line, giving the Lions an easy touchdown on the next play.

Momentum was in favor of the Lions for almost the entire game and the Packers did not have enough firepower to make a late comeback. 

Aaron Rodgers threw for 442 yards and three touchdowns, but that was not enough to erase the hole they were in. Rodgers also lost two fumbles.

When the Packers needed to get off the field on key third downs, the Lions kept converting and extending the drives. 

The Packers fall to 2-2-1 and the Lions improve to 2-3. Next up for the Packers is a home game against the San Francisco 49ers (1-3) on Monday Night Football

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