Detroit Lions’ Loss at Lambeau an Optimism-Shatterer

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Dean Holden in NFL
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There's no good news this week. As Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said, "You'll have a hard time finding the silver lining in this one." Wait, check that. The only good news is that the Lions didn't play the New England Patriots this week. Apparently shutouts come in much more humiliating packages. Still, that's little consolation in a game where the Lions were shut out for the first time since 2001, and against an average defense. For every positive you can think of, there's an accompanying negative. The Lions managed five sacks and an interception on Aaron Rodgers...but he still went 29/37 for 358 yards and two touchdowns. The Lions avoiding allowing any special teams touchdowns...except for the opening kickoff that was taken to the house and called back by a holding penalty. The Lions we ...

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