Lions pick up one first down, but then are forced to punt. Good job, defense.
Two plays later, Eddie Lacy fumbles. Don Carey (who?) picks it up and runs 40 yards for a touchdown. The offense started out like the infamous Raptor:
The Packers then pick up one first down on their next two drives and punt twice:
BUT WAIT! THE PACKERS FORCED A TURNOVER! Is that...Clinton-Dix? IT'S AN INTERCEPTION BY A SAFETY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 37 YEARS!
After the turnover, the offense drives down the field confidently, and Andrew Quarless makes a highlight-reel catch for a touchdown to tie the game at 7!
On the next drive, Davon House picks off Stafford...but is ruled down at the one-yard line.
One play later, DeAndry Levy stuffs Eddie Lacy in the end zone for a safety.
A field goal by the Lions on the ensuing drive makes the score 12-7. Then, the Packers take a few timeouts late in the half with the Lions on offense (despite the Packers getting the ball to start the second half), and Detroit hooks up on a 50-yard bomb from Matthew Stafford to Corey Fuller. We're all looking at Mike McCarthy like:
But Nate Freese misses a 41-yard attempt and we're back to
The Packers punt after picking up a first down. The Lions then drive straight down the field until Julius Peppers goes all Julius Peppers on Stafford in the red zone, sacking him, stripping the ball, and diving over him to recover it. At this point, we've all got a little Rob Ryan in us:
But then we go one first down and punt yet again.
The Lions then drive down into Packers territory. Reggie Bush finds the edge before Micah Hyde does and bowls his way into the end zone for a 19-7 lead. Still, that defense has had no time to rest up in the second half, and it's just frustrating:
Finally, after a drive down inside the red zone, Aaron Rodgers misses Jordy Nelson on a post at the goal line on fourth down, and any realistic shot at a comeback is lost.
SUMMARY OF THIS GAME IN ONE GIF:
Hopefully next week I'll be able to tap into the happy tab on my GIF archive.