The Green Bay Packers had fate in their hands, as a win would clinch the seventh and final NFC playoff seed.
But the Detroit Lions, despite being knocked out of playoff contention with the Seattle Seahawks defeating the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, played spoiler.
The Lions defeated the Packers at Lambeau Field, 20-16, thanks to Jamaal Williams’ two rushing touchdowns in the second half. With the surprise, the Seahawks are now the last playoff team in the NFC.
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Williams’ second touchdown was the decisive one, as a 13-play Detroit drive that killed eight minutes off the clock in the fourth quarter, gave the Lions the lead.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense had a chance to take the lead once again, but the Lions’ defense was too much.
On the sixth play of the drive, the Lions sent the kitchen sink to the Packers’ offensive line and Rodgers threw downfield under the pressure. While the pass was intended for Christian Watson, it was Lions safety Kerby Joseph who returned it to the Packers 45-yard line and the Lambeau crowd went silent.
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There was still 3:27 left on the clock when Jared Goff led the Lions’ offense back onto the field, knowing they needed to spend some time to secure the win. And Goff got the job done, finding Amon-Ra St. Brown for 11 yards to start the drive, then Williams ran for nine more yards to land at the Green Bay 25-yard line.
Slowly but surely, the Lions found themselves in a 4th-and-1 situation with 1:14 to play. Rather than kick a field goal, head coach Dan Campbell elected to win the game on the very next play—the first one downed him.
Instead of going to the trusty Williams for a yard, the Lions scrambled and Goff threw a strike to DJ Chark for nine yards. Game over.
It was shocking to see the Packers lose in a must-win scenario with Rodgers under center at home. After the game, it took a while for Rodgers to walk off the field, and it’s sure to add more fuel to the speculation and rumors that Rodgers might want to leave Green Bay.
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He finished the game with 205 yards going 17 of 27 with a touchdown and an interception. Rookie Watson was his main target, with five receptions for 104 yards.
For the Lions, Williams finished with 72 rushing yards on 16 carries, while Goff was 23 of 34 for 224 yards.
D’Andre Swift also had some crucial touches, notching up first downs in the receiving game with seven receptions for 61 yards while also rushing for 25 yards.
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None of these teams will have any football left this season. The Seahawks, certainly happy in the west, will take on the San Francisco 49ers this coming wild card weekend.