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Lions 35, Packers 11; Packers will have only third losing season in 26 years

Packers Second Screen: at Lions
Packers Second Screen: at Lions
Packers Second Screen: at Lions
Packers Second Screen: at Lions
Packers Second Screen: at Lions
Packers Second Screen: at Lions
Posted at 12:01 AM, Dec 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-31 18:09:48-05

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4th quarter

Detroit 35, Green Bay 11
Abdullah 7 yard TD run (2 pt pass complete)
7:16 left in quarter

Detroit 27, Green Bay 11
Hundley-Cobb 17 yard TD pass (2-pt pass complete)
11:27 left in quarter

3rd Quarter

Detroit 27, Green Bay 3
Stafford-Tate 71 yard TD pass
1:38 left in quarter

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2nd Quarter

Detroit 20, Green Bay 3
Prater 30 yd FG
:31 left in quarter

Detroit 17, Green Bay 3
Stafford-Jones 3 yard TD pass
2:20 left in quarter

Detroit 10, Green Bay 3
Stafford-Golliday 54 yard TD pass
7:27 left in quarter

1st Quarter

Green Bay 3, Detroit 3
Prater 28 yd FG
3:02 left in quarter

Green Bay 3, Detroit 0
Crosby 41 yd FG
4:59 left in quarter

Pregame updates

A report says that this will probably be Dom Capers' last game as defensive coordinator, and that he is not expected to return for 2018.

More: Who could replace Capers in Green Bay? Four intriguing possibilities

Pregame story


Today is the last Packers Gameday of 2017 as Green Bay takes on the Detroit Lions on the road.

A Packers win would lead to them avoiding just their third losing season in the last 26 years. The list of Packers not playing is growing with Nick Perry put on injured reserve Saturday.

Yet there is some positive history coming with this game - some of our own. WTMJ's Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren will tie Jim Irwin & Max McGee's all-time Packers Radio Network record for most games by a broadcast team, with 328. This game closes out Wayne & Larry's 19th season.

May there be many more.

Today is also the 50th anniversary of the Ice Bowl, played in weather that will be approximately 85 degrees colder than the current conditions inside Ford Field. 

The very name of the game conjures up images of frostbitten football players chasing glory on the so-called Frozen Tundra. But it wasn't just the cold and the quality of play that made the 1967 NFL Title Game between the Packers and Cowboys memorable. It was the history-making final drive, and the courageous last playcall of that drive, that will forever personify the Lombardi Packers.

Read and hear much more about that game in our Ice Bowl special story.