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Lions Shutout for First Time Since 2001

October 19, 2009 by  
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By Tom Kowalski
October 19th, 2009

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Over the past month or so, the Detroit Lions have done a fairly good job of showing some progress and shedding the label as “the NFL’s worst team.”

Well, they’re back in the hunt now.

While the 1-5 Lions do have a victory this season, they weren’t even competitive in losing 26-0 to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field. 

Rookie Clay Matthews Smothers Lions QB Daunte Culpepper for one of his two sacks on the day

Rookie Clay Matthews Smothers Lions QB Daunte Culpepper for one of his two sacks on the day

Offensively, the Lions failed to convert one third down (in 10 tries) and gained just 149 yards. The Lions fell behind 14-0 midway through the first quarter and never threatened to make it a game.

“When something like this happens, you can’t sugarcoat it, you can’t blame it on one side of the ball,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said.

Linebacker Larry Foote agreed. He said every player should be blamed one by one and not hide behind the “we’ve got to get better as a team” mantra.Full Story Here

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