Packers at Lions: Nick Perry forces Matthew Stafford fumble, Morgan Burnett scores (GIF)

Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

There’s no question that when they’re clicking, the Detroit Lions have a pretty potent offense. However, to display this potency, you have to get and keep that ball in your possession. This is pretty much a common sense fact about the game of football.

Today against the Packers, though, it’s a concept that the Lions are having a hard time wrapping their heads around as they’ve turned the ball over three times in the first half, one of which turned into a TD for Green Bay.

In the second quarter, the Lions had the ball at their own 20. Matthew Stafford dropped back to throw to try and get his team some breathing room, but he was immediately met from the backside by a blitzing Nick Perry. Perry knocked the ball loose and Morgan Burnett was right there to scoop it up, take it into the end zone for six, and perform a pretty neat Funky Chicken dance:

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Not a bad start for the Pack, however, the Lions have just displayed some more discipline with that ball and scored, evening things up at 10.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, NFL

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