Detroit scores 37 unanswered points to overwhelm the Packers and win their annual Thanksgiving Day event for the first time in 10 years.
The Lions’ dominated the Packers in a 30-point win picking up their first Thanksgiving day victory since 2001. The Lions (7-5) had lost 5 consecutive games against Green Bay and a franchise-record nine straight on Thanksgiving day prior to today’s’ 40 – 10 victory.
The Packers (5-6-1) continue their slide having not won a game since losing Aaron Rodgers four-plus games ago.
Matthew Stafford, 22/35 330yards 3-TD’s, 2-INT’s, Reggie Bush – 20 carries 117 yards 1-TD & Calvin Johnson 6 receptions 101 yards 1-TD, led a Lions offense that amassed 561 Total Yards. Detroit overcame early turnovers and a 7 point deficit to score 30 unanswered points and reward Stafford with his first victory over a green Bay team.
The Lions defense, led by DL Ndamukong Suh, rattled QB Matt Flynn – (10/20 139 yards 1-INT), sacking him 7 times and knocking him around another dozen times. The Detroit defense held the Packers offense in check all day as they were determined to not allow Flynn a repeat of his 2011 460+ yards 6-TD performance. The Packers offense a was mere shadow of itself only gaining 126 total yards. The Green Bay faithful can only hope for better days and the return of All-Pro QB Aaron Rodgers. The Lions, for their victory, can rest a few days and now look to gain momentum as they attempt to win their division for the first time in nearly 20 years.
stats provided by STATS LLC and The Associated Press