The Packers were no match for the Detroit Lions today getting routed 40-10 at Ford Field. It was the largest loss by the Packers since losing to New England 35-0 in 2006, Mike McCarthy’s first year as Head Coach.
It was a rough day for Matt Flynn who made his first start of the season for the injured Aaron Rodgers. He was just 10 0f 20 through the air for 139-yards, threw a pick, fumbled twice and was sacked 7-times. The Packers couldn’t get anything going on the ground either. As a team, they carried the ball 15-times for only 24-yards. Eddie Lacy had just 16-yards on 10-rushes. The 126-total yards of offense was the least in a game since the 1978 season.
The Lions racked up 561-yards on offense. Matthews Stafford threw for 330-yards and 3-touchdowns. Reggie Bush tallied 117-yards on the ground with a score. The lone Packers touchdown came on a Morgan Burnett fumble recovery, one of 4-turnovers the defense forced.
The loss puts the Packers at 5-6-1, a game and a half behind Detroit who sits at 7-5. The Packers host Atlanta a week from Sunday.