Lions would like to put an end to one more nasty losing streak at Lambeau Field

Posted by ttwentyman on December 29, 2011 – 8:10 pm

Coach Jim Schwartz and the Lions can be proud of the fact that they’ve ended some rather nasty losing streaks over the last couple years.

There was the 19-game consecutive losing streak they ended in 2009.

There was the 26-game consecutive road losing streak they snapped in 2010.

Then there was the 19-game losing streak to division opponents that fell by the wayside last season.

But there’s still one streak that looms large over the franchise.

The Lions haven’t won in the state of Wisconsin since a 21-17 victory over the Packers in 1991.

“We’ve ended a lot of losing streaks and I think it’s important to us to knock this one out,” said Lions center Dominic Raiola.

The Lions have a chance to “knock it out” on Sunday when they close the regular season at Lambeau Field, needing a victory to secure the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs.

“Yeah we’ve snapped a lot of streaks over the last couple years and it will be a nice one to get off our resume, but you know, whether it’s the Green Bay Packers or whoever — it’s the next game on our schedule and that’s the most important thing,” coach Jim Schwartz said Thursday.

“It’s hard to hold Matt Stafford accountable for something that happened in 1992, 93, 94, 95, and so on. That doesn’t mean a whole lot, it’s more important what we’re doing this week, what we do in practice yesterday, today, tomorrow, and how we play on Sunday — not what happened 20 years ago. But it would be nice to get it off our resume so to speak.”

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9 Responses to “Lions would like to put an end to one more nasty losing streak at Lambeau Field”

  1. By mario on Dec 29, 2011 | Reply

    Lions please ,please pleaseee win this game,it mean to your fans more than winning the super bowl,good luck go lionssssss.

  2. By josh on Dec 29, 2011 | Reply

    Go get em boys,show them cheese heads how to play some football!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. By Mark on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    It is a “Must Win” if the Lions are going to keep the #5 seed. Then we have to decide if we want Dallas or the Giants in the first round. Hard to say

  4. By jswendner on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Win would be great, but the way the Lions usually work..Injuries to key players will let the Lions win the battle but lose the war … PLAY SMART.. This is not the most important game on the list!!

  5. By StaticDean on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    I agree! Its a hurdle but it don’t mean much in the play offs if we beat them now. If we stay healthy and keep doing what we do beating them in the playoffs would be much sweeter,not to mention a chance to go to the Super Bowl! Superbowl or lay it all out on a regular season game? Go for the Super Bowl every time! But a win would be nice in Green Bay as long as it don’t cost us any serious injuries. Remember though we are playing in Green Bay. They have home field advantage and will get all the calls,not like when we play at home and all the refs call against our Lions! lol

  6. By Dave "Waz" on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Well said JSWENDNER. “Play smart” should be in bold type and underlined. No one needs to get hurt or suspended in this game. Also, there’s an old saying, “don’t pick your poison”. Translation: don’t try to match up against whom you think you can beat. Let’s show up, play as best we can and let the cards fall. If we loose, we get a higher draft pick. No one takes the field with the intention of loosing. It’s instinctive to play to win…and we should. But I say let’s be smart and keep the key components of our future healthy. Guys on the borderline of playing injured should sit. Winning in the playoffs is more important than a win at Lambeau.
    A comment about refs and calls…I was watching the NFL channel this morning and they show Revis of the Jets litterally on top of the receiver holding and interferring and coming up with an interception return for a touchdown. Doesn’t that sound like Charles Woodson? I remember him at Lambeau last year covering Burleson and Johnson like a bad Snuggie. NO CALLS!!!! Am I implying that some players and teams are allowed to get away with infractions just based on their reputation and status? You darn right I am!!!

  7. By russbell on Dec 31, 2011 | Reply


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  9. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 2, 2012 | Reply

    BY FAR, that was one of the worst games of the season to watch, I almost threw my TV out of the window! :(

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