It didn’t take long, but the Green Bay Packers have returned to the top of the NFC North.
This time, the Packers look to stay there on Sunday night when they host the free-falling Detroit Lions, who haven’t won at Lambeau Field since Barry Sanders was starring in their backfield.
The Lions have lost 20 consecutive games in Green Bay, last winning there in 1991.
“It probably (means) more to the people who have been here 20 years than us,” Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford said. “We just want to go in there and put a good game together and try to come out on top.”
After falling back into second place with a loss to the New York Giants on Nov. 25, the Packers (8-4) drew back into a first-place tie with Chicago on Sunday with a 23-14 win over Minnesota.
“Everything’s right in front of us,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “We’ve got to go win our home games and get a couple wins on the road.”