Tweet of the Game
Syndicated radio talk show host Jim Rome, on the Lions’ early lead:
Remember when the Lions jumped on the Packers 14-0 and it was going to be a blowout?Neither do I.— Jim Rome (@jimrome) December 10, 2012
Quote of the Day
“He just has unique agility, I think. He's able to make those jump cuts, which I can only dream about. It’s pretty impressive to watch him in practice. I think he’s obviously got to learn the playbook more to get in some plays where hes’ not running so teams don’t know when he comes in that we’re going to run it. I think he has an opportunity to get some more playing time as the season goes on.”
-- Rodgers, on former practice-squad running back DuJuan Harris, who scored what would end up being the game-winning touchdown.
In Case You Missed It
Rodgers’ streak of consecutive home games with a touchdown pass ended at 35 games, which was an NFL record. The last time Rodgers hadn’t thrown a touchdown in a game at Lambeau Field came on Sept. 21, 2008 against the Dallas Cowboys.
There was a change in the replay official for Sunday night’s game. Howard Slavin, the replay official who upheld Seattle receiver Golden Tate’s touchdown in the “Fail Mary” game earlier this season, is normally with the crew that worked the Lions’ game. However, this week Slavin had his assignment swapped and was in Indianapolis working the Colts and Tennessee Titans game as part of Pete Morelli’s crew, while Morelli’s normal replay official, Tommy Moore, was in Green Bay with Tony Corrente’s crew.
The Packers’ T.J. Lang was questionable entering the game with an ankle injury. Although he was active for the game, and warmed up, he didn’t play. In his place at right tackle was rookie free agent Don Barclay, who was making his NFL start.
Will Ferrell, of Anchorman fame, introduced the song/dance “Roll Out the Barrel” in the fourth quarter.
Inside the Numbers
28 – The number of times punter Tim Masthay has pinned the opponent inside their own 20-yard line this season. That’s tied for second in franchise history with Craig Hentrich (1996) and two behind Sean Landeta (30 in 1998)
22 – The number of consecutive victories by the Packers over the Lions in Wisconsin. They haven’t lost to Detroit in the state since 1991.
11 – The number of consecutive victories the Packers have against divisional opponents. That’s a franchise record and the longest current streak in the NFL.