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Key Coaching Decisions #1: (GB ball, trailing 24-6 / 2-point conversion attempt / 9:40 Q3)
• After a Packers touchdown, head coach Mike McCarthy decides to go for a 2-point conversion instead of kicking the extra point. They convert with a pass from Aaron Rodgers to Jamaal Williams to make the score 24-8 Lions. While the attempt succeeded, we feel attempting the extra point made the most sense at this point in the game.
Key Coaching Decision #2: (GB ball, trailing 24-8 / fourth-and-4, DET 30 / 4:23 Q3)
• The Packers decide to go for the first down instead of attempting a field goal that would have made it a two-possession game. Aaron Rodgers ran up the middle for a gain of six yards to the Lions’ 24. We agreed with this call and being aggressive at this point in the third quarter.
Key Coaching Decision #3: (GB ball, trailing 24-14/ 1:19 Q3)
After a Packers touchdown cut the lead to 10, they decided to attempt another 2-point conversion – but this one failed. We feel kicking the extra point was the right call and attempting to cut the lead to 9. In doing so, a touchdown and a field goal would have potentially given the Packers an opportunity to steal a victory late.
Key Coaching Decision #4: (GB ball, trailing 31-20 / first-and-10 DET 33 / 4:05 Q4)
• Aaron Rodgers completes a deep pass to Davante Adams to the Lions’ 1-yard line. The Lions challenged the catch and the call on the field was reversed. Green Bay ended up missing a 56-yard field goal on the drive.
• Mason Crosby missed four field goals and an extra point in a disaster of a game for the veteran placekicker.
• The Packers doubled up the Lions in total yardage but due to turnovers and missed opportunities could not capture a comeback win in Detroit. The Lions have now beaten the Packers three consecutive times.
• Kenny Golladay is turning into a star for the Lions. The second-year pro is having a breakout year and played great Sunday. He already has 428 yards receiving, which places him in the top 15 in the league. With Golladay, Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, the Lions have the makings of an impressive offense.
• We continue to be very impressed with rookie Kerryon Johnson and his ability to make plays for the Lions. He ended up with 70 yards rushing on only 12 carries.