The Green Bay Packers went to Michigan for a Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions. It was a fight for first place in a close division, but it wasn’t much of a fight. The Lions beat the Packers 40-10, and dropped below .500 for the first time since Week 5, when a win over the Detroit Lions brought them to .500.
It was a sour way to spend Thanksgiving.
Head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t narrow in on one particular area that wasn’t pulling their weight during the game. The offense only managed a total of 126 yards on offense.
“It kind of ruins the holiday,” offensive lineman T.J. Lang said, via the team’s website. “I really don’t know, man.”
Meanwhile the Packers allowed 561 total yards. The Packers gave up 232 yards rushing to the Vikings in the game last Sunday. Then the Packers gave up 241 yards rushing to the Lions.
“If we had the answers, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” linebacker Clay Matthews said. “It’s difficult to put into words, but we are where we are.”
“We have to get this fixed,” linebacker Brad Jones said. “We have to.”
“We got a couple splash plays, but it was hard to stay on track today. It’s a weird feeling. I don’t know. I don’t know why we couldn’t stay on track.”