The Green Bay Packers had everything to play for with a first round playoff bye on the line, but it looked like the Detroit Lions were the team that had a sense of urgency.
The Lions jumped out to an early lead and took a 17-3 advantage at halftime before falling to the Packers 23-20 in the regular season finale at Ford Field.
The Packers (13-3) came out flat and managed just 136 total net yards in the first half. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed just 6 of 18 for 90 yards and a passer rating of 50.7 in the half.
Rodgers struggled with overthrows, finishing with 16 overthrown balls for the game. That is a career high and a NFL high for overthrows.
Rodgers finished 27 of 55 for 323 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He connected on less than half of his pass attempts for the second [Read more…]