Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Packers end season with loss

Packers end season with loss

The Packers played without many of their best players, and further hurt their changes with three turnovers in the first half.

Kenny Golladay had a 54-yard touchdown catch for the Lions (9-7) in what may have been head coach Jim Caldwell's final game with the franchise.

After an incomplete from Jeff Janis, the Packers settle for the 41-yard field goal.

He's suggesting that Jim Bob Cooter would stay as the Lions' offensive coordinator, a promotion he got in 2015 after a year as quarterbacks coach. He came into Sunday ranked fourth in the National Football League in passing yards, tied for seventh in passing touchdowns and eighth in quarterback rating. After Green Bays Donatello Brown allowed a punt to hit him, the Lions recovered to set up Staffords 3-yard pass to Marvin Jones to put Detroit up 17-3. Golden Tate caught seven passes for 104 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown reception.

The 3,000th completion came on a five-yard pass to running back Tion Green in the third quarter of the season finale against the Green Bay Packers.

Stafford, who completed three passes of over 50 yards, went 20 of 29 through the air for 323 yards.

Snow, frigid cold are on tap
Correia said its not uncommon for a week-long cold snap with an air mass such as this lingering over the region. The Weather Channel shows the low could be around 15 degrees on New Year's Day in the Jackson area.

McCarthy may make changes on his coaching staff this offseason, but he refused to talk about anything not related to the season-ending loss.

Injuries have been a big part of the Lions' story this season.

Detroit rookie tight end Michael Roberts was inactive because of conduct detrimental to the team, Caldwell said.

Just before the interception WR Geronimo Allison injured a finger on his right hand.

Ameer Abdullah's 7-yard run accounted for the Lions' final touchdown. CB Davon House had a shoulder injury and Williams was evaluated for a concussion late in the game.

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