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October 15, 2019

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Matt Patricia has a reputation for being conservative, but in Monday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions were anything but.

The Lions burned the Packers for two big pass plays early in the first quarter, including a 66-yard flea flicker on the first play from scrimmage.

Patricia’s gameplan – and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s play calling – got the Lions off to a hot start as they scored the game’s first 13 points and led 13-10 at halftime. (READ MORE) by Dave Birkett | Detroit Free Press

Packers WR Allen Lazard catches a TD pass from Aaron Rodgers to trim the Lions' lead in the fourth quarter. (TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Packers WR Allen Lazard catches a TD pass from Aaron Rodgers to trim the Lions’ lead in the fourth quarter. (TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

The scene was all too familiar. Up 22–20 against the Green Bay Packers with just over six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Detroit Lions had seen the picture in front of them before.

They had a late lead against one of the league’s best teams. They had an opportunity to make a statement by stopping one of the game’s best quarterbacks. The Lions had put together a valiant effort to prove they were for real, and on Monday night, with first place in the NFC North on the line, they finally could. (READ MORE) by ALAA ABDELDAIEM | Sports Illustrated

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