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.
“We don’t feel very good about ourselves right at this minute. I think that’s to be expected,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said in his postgame press conference. “Everybody knows what the expectations are every time they take the field, that’s to win football games. We’ve played eight, nine games in a row. We’re a wounded team that got drilled today by a good football team. That’s the facts of the matter. We have a long weekend. Hopefully, we’ll get some more people back but frankly, you have to run the football, you have to pass protect, you have to get off blocks, you have to tackle.”
McCarthy didn’t single anyone out for the loss, but blamed the team as a whole.
“It kind of ruins the holiday,” offensive lineman T.J. Lang. “I really don’t know, man.”
McCarthy agreed calling the loss “very disappointing and embarrassing.”