If this was Jim Caldwell's last game as the team's head coach, his players gave him one heck of a sendoff.
Not much from the Detroit Lions' final game this season will be of outcome, but the statistics still count, and Matthew Stafford found himself a pretty impressive one.
Stafford, who completed three passes of over 50 yards, went 20 of 29 through the air for 323 yards. Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay all caught touchdowns. Jones continued his excellent record against the Packers with four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. There has been heavy speculation that Caldwell will not be retained for a fifth season.
Also inactive for Detroit are cornerback Nevin Lawson (concussion), wide receiver Jace Billingsley, running backs Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington, offensive tackle Brian Mihalik and defensive tackle Rodney Coe.
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There wasn't much on the line at Ford Field on Sunday afternoon, but it seemed like nobody informed the Detroit Lions, who stomped all over the Green Bay Packers on their way to a 35-11 victory. The ball bounced off Brown's helmet and Lions linebacker Paul Worrilow recovered. Lined up in the slot, Golladay caught a pass over the middle and outraced the defense on the 54-yard play.
Matthew Stafford has thrown two touchdown passes.
A Green Bay miscue set up Detroit's next score.
Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley finds WR Randall Cobb for the 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter of Sunday's matchup in Detroit. Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) runs into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Detroit.