Green Bay Packers got what they wanted (other than a win) in losing to the Detroit Lions | Professional football

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JASON WILDE For the state newspaper

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers speaks to the media about Zoom after the Packers fell against Detroit Lions 37-30 in their regular season finale on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Detroit’s Ford Field.



Everything – except for the bottom line, of course – seemed to be going well for the Green Bay Packers in their not-so-meaningless (but still meaningless) regular season final against the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

The # 1 offense – led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams, who had insisted on playing in the game to maintain their offensive momentum – scored two touchdowns in four possession and achieved their goal.

Adams got the 22 yards (and up) it took to break Jordy Nelson’s 2014 franchise single season record for most yards, ending the season with 123 receptions for 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Left tackle David Bakhtiari, who made his season debut 374 days after a cruciate ligament tear in his left knee, played 27 snaps before finishing the day, which gave him some work to do before the playoffs begin. Rookie center Josh Myers, who suffered a knee injury of his own in Chicago on October 17, also played 32 snaps.

And most importantly, after fulfilling their desire to get dressed, Rodgers and Adams avoided injuries while having two other players who will play major roles in every Packers playoff run – within linebacker De’Vondre Campbell ( Elbow) and running back Aaron Jones (knee) – were inactive and were able to heal their injuries.


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