Stafford leads Lions past depleted Packers

On Sunday, the Packers were at Ford Field in Detroit taking on the Lions. Stafford had one of his best seasons to date, completing 371-of-565 passes (65.7%) for 4,446 yards (7.9 YPA) and a 29:10 TD:INT mark.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 323 yards and three scores in the rout while the Packers played both backup quarterbacks Brett Hundley and Joe Callahan in the loss.

This is the first time since 2008 the Packers are not going to playoffs.

With that, we give you our PFF-exclusive takeaways from the contest for each team.

Then, with 3:02 to go in the half, a Detroit punt bounced off a Packer player and the Lions recovered at the 14-yard line.

When the job becomes open, keep an eye on Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, a hire that would allow the Lions to keep the offensive side of the ball mostly in place. Jones had six catches for 109 yards and two TDs. The reception pushed Tate over 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season.

Score is 20-3 Lions at the half.

Stafford is the fastest quarterback in National Football League history to reach 3,000 completions in a career.

The Packers finally got on the scoreboard again on Hundley's 17-yard, fourth-down pass to Randall Cobb with 11:27 left.

Unfortunately, the Lions' issues with their running game continued. Detroit posted back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1994-95.

Later, the Lions make a field goal and the game is tied at 3 at the end of the first quarter. Green Bay placed LB Nick Perry (ankle, shoulder) on injured reserve Saturday.

  • Stacy Allen