Hello everyone and welcome to the Pack Recap. Today, we will be taking a look at a game that shaped the playoffs for the Packers in the 1993 season, and not in a good way.
Green Bay headed into the game with a postseason berth already clinched. The Lions did, as well, and this would be a de facto NFC Central title game. Green Bay felt a wave of confidence, especially with All Pro running back Barry Sanders set to miss the game. But things didn’t go as Green Bay would have liked.
The Packers started the scoring, with Edgar Bennett taking a Brett Favre pass for a touchdown and a first quarter lead. The Lions would respond in the second quarter, with Eric Lynch tying the game with a five yard run. Chris Jacke and Jason Hanson would trade field goals and the score would be tied at the half, 10-10.
The Lions opened up the scoring in the second half on a Jason Hanson field goal. Green Bay responded with another Edgar Bennett touchdown, this time from two yards out, for a 17-13 lead. Hanson and Jacke would trade field goals again, and the final quarter began with Green Bay having a four point advantage. The fourth quarter was all Lions, who scored 14 unanswered points. Brett Favre fell apart as the game went on, throwing four interceptions, including one on the final drive. The Lions won the game 30-20, and the division. They would host the Packers in the first round of the playoffs the following week.
This game stung, but not nearly as much as it would have had it knocked the Packers out. As a Packers fan, I can tell you I was just excited they were in the playoffs for the first time in my life, no matter where the game was played.
STATS TO KNOW:
Passing- Favre 23-37 190YDS 1TD 4INT
Rushing- Thompson 11-68YDS Bennett 1TD
Receiving- Bennett 6REC 52YDS 1TD
Defense- Paup 1INT
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