Detroit sports glance: Lions get first victory at Lambeau since 1991; Pistons drop final game of west coast trip

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Lions 18, Packers 16 – The Detroit Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field for the first time since 1991 on Sunday.

LSJ Logo incertMatthew Stafford threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Stafford connected with Lance Moore and Brandon Pettigrew from four and two yards out, respectively.

Lions’ kicker Matt Prater nailed two field goals from 49 and 51 yards out, but missed two crucial extra points to give the Packers a chance to win late in the game.

The Packers cut their deficit to 18-16 with a touchdown with 32 second left, but failed the two-point conversion that would have tied the game.Eye on the D

Green Bay recovered an onside kick, but its placekicker Mason Crosby, missed a 52 yard field goal as time expired.

Isa Abdul-Quddus and Tahir Whitehead led the Lions defense with eight tackles each.

Detroit will face the Oakland Raiders at Ford Field next Sunday.

Record: 2-7

4th Place in NFC North Division (5 games behind Minnesota)

Misery # to elimination from playoff contention: 4

Magic # to clinch a second straight playoff berth: 12

Magic # to clinch NFC North Division: 13

Next Game: 11/22/2015 vs Oakland Raiders 1:00 p.m. @ Ford Field

Stats: Matthew Stafford 24/38 242 YDs 2 TDs 1 Int, Calvin Johnson 6 REC 81 YDs, Lance Moore 3 REC 29 YDs 1 TD, Brandon Pettigrew 2 YD TD Rec, Isa Abdul-Quddus/Tahir Whitehead 8 Tackles Each, Matt Prater 2/2 FG (49, 51 YDs) 0/2 XP.

Lakers 97, Pistons 85 – The Detroit Pistons closed out their six-game road trip with a loss to the Los Angeles Lakes on Sunday.

The Pistons dropped the final four games of the trip after winning the first two.

The Lakers closed the game with a 31-19 fourth quarter run to break a 66-66 tie.

Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 17 points and 17 rebounds, while Spencer Dinwiddie added 17 points off the bench.

The Pistons are now 5-5 on the season, good for a fourth place tie in the Central Division.

Detroit will head back home to host the Central Division leading Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

Record: 5-5

Tied for 4th Place in Central Division (3 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for 10th Place in Eastern Conference (3 games behind Cleveland)

.5 game behind Boston for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 74

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 76

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 76

Next Game: 11/17/2015 vs Cleveland Cavaliers 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Andre Drummond 17 points 17 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie 17 points 4 assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 10 points.

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