Reactions to Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers game
Here are reactions to notable moments during Monday night’s Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers game, compiled by Eric Coughlin of The Detroit News.
Marvin Jones Jr. made a spectacular touchdown catch on the Lions’ first drive to put Detroit up 7-0 in the first quarter and give Matt Stafford 200 career touchdowns, making him the fourth-youngest quarterback to reach 200.
A’Shawn Robinson got his big mitt on this Mason Crosby field goal attempt to sour Green Bay’s opening drive.
A win would bring the Lions to 4-4, tied with the Packers for second place in the NFC North and two games behind the Vikings. Detroit has lost four of its last five, but all-everything Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers had been lost for the season, so Brett Hundley got the start. Even with a win, the Lions would have a lot of work to do in the second half of the season to get back into playoff contention.
Despite a history of ineptitude at Lambeau, the Lions’ official Twitter account was excited to play on Monday night in front of a national audience that was probably quite large:
Pregame, Lions fans were optimistic about the Lions’ chance of winning: