Detroit Lions maul Green Bay Packers in season finale, 35-11

The Packers drew the ire of opposing teams after they placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve. Speculation about Lions coach Jim Caldwell's job status continues unabated

Out of playoff contention due to the loss they suffered the previous Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Lions were playing for pride.

Watch the top plays from the Week 17 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions.

The Lions get the ball back after an interception.

The Lions entered the game as 7-point favorites.

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell before the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.

Nobody scored again until the final frame, when Packer quarterback Brett Hundley hit Randall Cobb for both a fourth-and-5 touchdown followed by a two-point conversion to close the deficit to 27-11 with 11:27 to play.

Clinton-Dix was late to recognize the route concept and recover to the middle of the field, allowing Golladay an easy catch down the seam behind the coverage of linebacker Blake Martinez.

Matt Prater evened the score with a 28-yard field goal, set up by a 56-yard pass from Stafford to Jones. The reception pushed Tate over 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season.

Minnesota's Adam Thielen had eight receptions for 89 yards and Everson Griffen had two sacks, tying his career high with 12. Jones had six catches for 109 yards and two TDs.

Stafford, who completed three passes of over 50 yards, went 20 of 29 through the air for 323 yards. The Lions were held to a total of 53 yards rushing.

Lions: Stafford, with a lot of tape covering his right cleat, stayed in the game after hurting his right ankle on his second touchdown when DT Tom Johnson fell on him.



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