- 2007 Detroit Lions season
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan"
Trying to snap a two-game skid, the Lions stayed at home for a Week 12 Thanksgiving divisional duel with the
Green Bay Packers. In the first quarter, Detroit took the early lead as kicker Jason Hansonmanaged to get a 47-yard and a 41-yard field goal. However, in the second quarter, the Packers took the lead as QB Brett Favrecompleted an 11-yard TD pass to WR Greg Jennings, along with RB Ryan Grantgetting a 5-yard TD run. The Lions tried to respond as Hanson kicked a 45-yard field goal, yet Green Bay answered with kicker Mason Crosbygetting a 20-yard field goal.
In the third quarter, the Packers increased their lead with Favre completing a 4-yard TD pass to Jennings. Detroit continued to try and comeback as Hanson kicked a 52-yard, yet Green Bay was one step ahead as Favre completed a 3-yard TD pass to WR
Ruvell Martin. In the fourth quarter, the Packers added on to their lead with Crosby kicking a 20-yard TD field goal. The Lions tried to mount a comeback as QB Jon Kitnacompleted a 6-yard TD pass to rookie WR Calvin Johnson, along with RB Kevin Jones getting a 1-yard TD run. However, Green Bay sealed the win with Crosby nailing a 26-yard field goal.
With the their third-straight loss (along with their fourth-straight Thanksgiving loss), Detroit fell to 6-5.
Week 13: at Minnesota Vikings
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota"
Trying to snap a three-game losing skid, the Lions flew to the
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodomefor a Week 13 NFC North rematch with the Minnesota Vikings. In the first quarter, Detroit trailed early as Vikings RB Chester Taylormanaged to get a 2-yard TD run. The Lions would get on the board with kicker Jason Hansonnailing a 37-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Minnesota replied with RB Adrian Peterson. Detroit would respond with QB Jon Kitnacompleting a 1-yard TD pass to TE/FB Casey Fitzsimmons. However, the Vikings immediately began its pounding with WR Aundrae Allisonreturning a kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown, while QB Tarvaris Jacksoncompleted a 6-yard TD pass to WR Bobby Wade, along with 2-yard TD pass to WR Sidney Rice. In the third quarter, Minnesota ended its day with Peterson getting a 13-yard TD run for the only score of the half.
With their fourth-straight loss, the Lions fell to 6-6.
Week 14: vs. Dallas Cowboys
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan"
Trying to end a four-game skid, the Lions went home for a Week 14 intraconference duel with the
Dallas Cowboys. In the first quarter, Detroit struck first with RB T.J. Duckett getting a 32-yard TD run, while kicker Jason Hansongetting a 19-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Cowboys got on the board with RB Marion Barber getting a 20-yard TD run. The Lions would respond with Hanson nailing a 36-yard field goal, while RB Kevin Jones getting a 2-yard TD run. Dallas would end the half with QB Tony Romocompleting an 8-yard TD pass to Barber.
In the third quarter, Detroit replied with Jones getting a 3-yard TD run for the only score of the period. However, in the fourth quarter, the Cowboys came back and won with Barber getting a 1-yard, along with Romo's 16-yard TD pass to TE
With a heartbreaking fifth-straight loss, the Lions fell to 6-7.
Week 15: at San Diego Chargers
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California"
Trying to snap a five-game slide, the Lions flew to
Qualcomm Stadiumfor a Week 15 interconference duel with the San Diego Chargers. In the first quarter, Detroit trailed early as Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinsonmanaged to get a 6-yard TD run, kicker Nate Kaedinggetting a 22-yard field goal, and Tomlinson getting a 2-yard TD run. In the second quarter, the Lions' struggles continued as Kaeding kicked a 22-yard field goal and LB Shaun Phillipsreturning an interception 18 yards for a touchdown. The Lions would get on the board with QB Jon Kitnacompleting a 9-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Middleton. San Diego would end the half with QB Philip Riverscompleting a 1-yard TD to TE Brandon Manumaleuna.
In the third quarter, the Chargers continued their domination as RB
Darren Sprolesmanaged to get a 1-yard TD run, while Kaeding nailed a 45-yard field goal. Detroit would reply as Kitna completed a 17-yard TD pass to WR Shaun McDonald. In the fourth quarter, San Diego sealed the win with Sproles getting an 11-yard TD run.
With their sixth-straight loss, the Lions fell to 6-8.
Week 16: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan"
Trying to halt a six-game losing streak, the Lions returned home to Ford Field for an interconference matchup with the
Kansas City Chiefs. Detroit got on the board early with a T.J. Duckett 11 yard TD run and a safety off a blocked Dustin Colquittpunt. In the second quarter, the Lions opened up a 19-0 lead with a Jason Hansonfield goal and a Paris Lenoninterception return for a touchdown. Kansas City fought back with a Jackie Battle3 yard run and a 1-yard pass from Damon Huardto Jared Allento make it 19-14, but the Lions' Jason Hanson added two more field goals in the second half and the Chiefs could not convert a two-point conversion to Tony Gonzalezin the 3rd after a Dwayne Bowereceiving TD. Detroit held KC off, 25-20, ending their long skid.
With the win, the Lions improved to 7-8, 5-3 at home.
Week 17: at Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin"
Looking for their first win in the state of Wisconsin since 1991, the Lions headed to Lambeau Field for their 2nd game of the year against
Brett Favreand the Green Bay Packers. In the first quarter, after a Jason Hanson FG, Ryan Grantand Koren Robinsonboth scored touchdowns to make it 14-3 Green Bay. In the second quarter, Bubba Frankscaught a 4-yard pass from Brett Favre to make it 21-3, but Shaun McDonaldscored on a 30-yard pass from Jon Kitnato make it 21-10 at halftime. The teams exchanged field goals to start the third quarter, but on 4th and 2, Craig Nallfound Ruvell Martinfor a 32-yard score, putting the Packers up 31-13, icing the game. Rookie Mason Crosbyadded another FG in the fourth to seal up a 34-13 win for the Packers.
With the loss, Detroit fell to 7-9.
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