Packers end season with loss

Monday, 01 Jan, 2018

Caldwell signed an extension before the 2017 season for one season with a team option for a second. Davis finished with 12 tackles to lead the Lions in the game, along with recording that early pick. He completed 20 of 29 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns. It was Golladay's first touchdown since Week 1.

DETROIT - Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score all in the first half to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 30-23 Thursday.

The Packers ended the 2017 season not resembling the usual Packers in a number of ways. It's good to see these youngsters head into their offseasons on a good note.

"For me, this is the first year that I've ever gotten to play as a starter in the NFL", Hundley said.

According to Ian Rapoport of, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and Chicago Bears head coach John Fox will both be fired at the conclusion of the season.

The offensive game ball goes to Matthew Stafford. "We have evaluations we get rolling sometime here this week, so we'll see".

With Roberts out, Hakeem Valles will serve as the Lions No. 3 tight end on Sunday against the Packers.

On what he is most proud of over his four years as the Lions head coach: "I just think there's some things that got done".

On if there is anything he can share about what he said to the players after the game: "Nothing really". That's just not the way I live my life. "Fun way to end it". He's in the locker room and is questionable to return. Tate threw a two-point conversion pass to Stafford after Adbullah took the snap and pitched it Tate on the trick play.

The Packers did get a look at journeyman quarterback Joe Callahan, who would naturally be the third-string quarterback with Aaron Rodgers in the lineup.

The Packers won the opening coin flip and made a decision to defer to the second half. In fact, they were the only things standing out for the team missing five starters.

Green Bay started the game by recovering an onside kick, only to turn the ball over on a deflected interception while marching on the opening drive. Kicker Mason Crosby booted a nice one-bouncer 14 yards into the hands of safety Jermaine Whitehead at the Green Bay 49-yard line.

Quarterback Brett Hundley's first of two interceptions came on the Packers' first drive.

McCarthy and the Packers coaching staff obviously saw something on field they thought they could exploit and did. "But other than that, we just go out there and do our job".

Later, the Lions make a field goal and the game is tied at 3 at the end of the first quarter.

"We had a lot of opportunities", Hundley said.

This year, the big play was back in a big way.

The Lions entered the game as 7-point favorites.

When Stafford found Golden Tate all alone against zone coverage for what Tate turned into a 71-yard touchdown, Detroit was up 27-3 late in the third quarter. They had seven all of a year ago. Jamaal Agnew did well, seeing his most extensive playing time of the year. "Those guys have played together for awhile".