The Green Bay Packers issues started early and continued often in their 30-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field.
The Packers won the toss and unlike several previous opportunities, Mike McCarthy didn’t defer to the second half. Maybe he knew what was ahead of him with the Packers 23rd ranked defense.
The Packers started with the football at their own 22 yard line and began to march down the field with Brett Hundley making his second NFL start. Fifteen plays later, the Packers field goal team was on the field for a chance to jump out in front. But Derek Hart’s snap was low, which led to Mason Crosby’s 38-yard field goal attempt being blocked.
Now the defense takes the field and they get three quick stops. But after Matthew Stafford’s 3rd down pass fell incomplete, in came a penalty flag. Mike Daniels is called for Unnecessary Roughness. 15-yards and a first down. Six plays later, the Lions made the Packers pay with Stafford hitting Marvin Jones for a 25 yard touchdown pass. [Read more…]