The Lions entered Sunday's game with the fourth-most completions of 20-plus yards (57) in the NFL. Marvin Jones Jr. hauled in four passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.
This marked the second meeting this season between the two squads. There has been heavy speculation that Caldwell will not be retained for a fifth season. Packers backup quarterback Brett Hundley was pulled for third-stringer Joe Callahan, and a good time was had by all in Honolulu Blue. Receivers Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams, running back Aaron Jones, guard Jahri Evans and tight end Richard Rodgers were all inactive.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Detroit is the favorite at home in this game, as the Lions are getting odds of -7 points against the Packers. They did take a 3-0 lead on Mason Crosby's 41-yard field goal late in the first quarter, but Detroit tied it on the ensuing possession and took control in the second quarter. Their first three offensive drives showed they had no problems moving the ball down the field - nine plays, 30 yards on their first drive, eight plays, 45 yards on the second and five plays, 59 yards on the third - had it not been for costly turnovers jeopardizing potential scores. Golladay blows past Ha Ha for the 54-yard touchdown. Packers cornerback Donatello Brown impeded Trevor Davis' attempt to catch a punt.
The Lions get the ball back after an interception. Tate not only completed his only pass on the day, he also caught seven for 104 yards including a 71-yard touchdown.
The Packers have struggled against the pass all season long, and that won't change this week as Davon House is struggling with a broken bone in his back and Damarious Randall is questionable with a knee injury. That same duo also connected on the two-point try.
The play came with the Lions leading 33-11 following an Ameer Abdullah touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
According to Pro Football Focus, Hundley recorded a passer rating of 10.7 when he was under pressure and 92.0 on plays without pressure.
DETROIT - Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score all in the first half to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 30-23 Thursday.
The turnovers were the lowest point of the day and potentially the season for Hundley, who hadn't thrown an interception in a road start this season until Sunday.