GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – A Matthew Stafford fumble and later interception set the stage for a downward spiral as the Detroit Lions lose to the Green Bay Packers 27-20 on Sunday night.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – leading by 14-0 at one point in the first half the Lions opened the door to the Packers who were more than ready to run though it. The Green Bay Packers are now a victory away from clinching the NFC North title after beating the Lions.
DaJuan Harris rushed for a score in his first NFL game, Aaron Rodgers added the longest TD run of his career, and Mike Daniels returned a fumble 43 yards as the Packers (9-4) opened a one-game lead over Chicago. Beat the Bears next weekend at Soldier Field, and Green Bay will win the NFC North for a second straight year.
The loss was the fifth straight for Detroit (4-9). This wasn’t quite as excruciating as the previous three, though, when the Lions gave up fourth-quarter leads and fell by a total of nine points.
After rallying in the final minutes for a 24-20 victory at Detroit (4-8) three weeks ago, now the Packers have extended their streak with 22 straight at home wins against the Lions, the longest streak in the NFL.
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