• TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions Slice Up the Overmatched Green Bay Packers

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions Slice Up the Overmatched Green Bay Packers

Lions-Packers Recap
Publish Date: 11/07/2017
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions calls out instructions in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 6, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Game: Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

Game Result: Detroit Lions 30, Green Bay Packers 17

The Green Bay Packers got run over and chased out of their own building in a game that was not as close as 30-17. The Detroit Lions had one drive on the night that didn’t lead to points when Ameer Abdullah lost his first of two fumbles on the night. Matthew Stafford had a field day with the Packers overmatched secondary going 26/33 with 361 yards and two touchdowns. Coming into the game, Brett Hundley needed to take care of the ball if the Packers had a hope to win. He did that having no turnovers on the night, but, whether he’s not ready or head coach Mike McCarthy just doesn’t want to open up the offense, this Packers defense didn’t do anything to lighten his load.

The Packers went down the field on their first drive in 15 plays and got into field goal range for Mason Crosby, but were unsuccessful when new long snapper snapped the ball too low. This would signify the start of a long night for the Packers who struggled on both sides of the ball. The offense had three three and outs on the night. They gained a total of 311 yards on the night as the Lions outgained outgained them by 106 yards. Aaron Jones, who had been impressive in his two previous games as the lead back, underwhelmed on the night. He only had 12 yards on five carries, as Ty Montgomery outperformed him on the night.

The Lions had severe trouble moving the ball on the ground, as they averaged a total of 64 yards on 33 carries. This is troubling against a Packers defense allowing an average of 118 yards per game. However, against a Packers team that features two new starters in the secondary, Matthew Stafford was elite. Due to the Packers lack of a pass rush, Stafford could stand around in the pocket and just wait for his receivers to get open. He was sacked once on the night on the Lions first possession of the second half, and he was rarely ever under pressure.

The Lions defense was plastered to the Packers pass catchers all night. The Packers had four completions over 15 yards. The Lions had six in the first half alone. The vast majority of Brett Hundley’s pass attempts came within five yards of the line of scrimmage, because the Lions were willing to give that. They did that because they could generate pressure on Hundley, which the Packers could not do to Stafford. Until the Packers defense gets its act together, game scores will look very similar to this.

Looking Ahead: In a division that’s looking like a toss-up, both teams are at critical points in their season. The Packers (4-4) head to Chicago (3-5) next week to take on the Bears in a game that is a must win, if they have any hopes of saving their season. The Lions (4-4) for a quick one game homestand against the winless Cleveland Browns (0-8).

Be sure to follow me on twitter @GbridgfordNFL.

Download The Grueling Truth app in the iTunes store!

Follow The Grueling Truth on Twitter @GruelingTruth and Like us on Facebook.

Read Also
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Elmer Ray: The Humble Man of Hastings
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Top 100 remaining 2021 NFL free agents after Day 1
This is the most up-to-date list of available NFL free agents following ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isn’t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
Top 100 NFL free agents entering the 2021 offseason
Below is a list of the top 100 free agents available this ...
NFL 2020 Quarterback Power Rankings heading into Wild Card Weekend
These Quarterback Power Rankings are slightly different than the usual ones. This ...
NFL 2020 Quarterback Power Rankings heading into Week 16
The top-two quarterbacks remain the same in the latest NFL Quarterback Power ...
NFL 2020 Quarterback Power Rankings heading into Week 14
The gap between Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers closed this past weekend. ...
NFL 2020 Quarterback Power Rankings heading into Week 12
The Week 12 NFL Quarterback Power Rankings bring some significant shakeups in ...
Bonus of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Latest News
Top 10 Things we learned from week 13 of the NFL season
The Eagles dominated a good Tennessee Titans team ...
Bengals vs. Chiefs: Preview
When people discuss if history repeats itself, they ...
NFL Week 13 SNF Colts vs Cowboys: Odds, Tips and Predictions 12/04/22
📅 Date: Sunday, December, 03 🕚 Game Time: ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: The Sports Zone: Top Sports News: Luke Fickell is gone, Bengals/Chiefs Preview and more
The Sports Zone: Top Sports News: Luke Fickell is gone, Bengals/Chiefs Preview and more
Video: The NFL Draft Show
The NFL Draft Show
Video: Froggy Talkin Sports W/Ryan & Joe
Froggy Talkin Sports W/Ryan & Joe
Betting Tips
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100 Review
BetMGM Review
DraftKings Review
FanDuel Review
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
T&Cs apply
First deposit only | 21+ & located in CO, MI, VA | Promo code EXTRA200| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500, CO: CALL 1-800-522-4700, MI: CALL 1-800-270-7117 | Full T&C apply Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
WynnBET Bonus
Bet $100 Get $100
T&Cs apply
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or

Trading financial products carries a high risk to your capital, especially trading leverage products such as CFDs. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

Move to Top
Our Sports Pros recommend these awesome Social Casino sites this week:
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site