Detroit Lions finish season strong, defeat depleted Packers 35-11

REPORT Jim Caldwell'expected to coach his last game Sunday

There wasn't much on the line at Ford Field on Sunday afternoon, but it seemed like nobody informed the Detroit Lions, who stomped all over the Green Bay Packers on their way to a 35-11 victory.

Matthew Stafford carved up the Packers for the second time this season, finishing 20-of-29 passing for 323 yards and three touchdowns.

Green Bay Packers QB Brett Hundley throws to WR Trevor Davis for a 29-yard gain during Sunday's matchup with the Lions. He's cut down on the turnovers in recent years and was playing at an MVP level part of this season before the Lions fell out of the playoff picture.

With that, we give you our PFF-exclusive takeaways from the contest for each team.

Matt Prater evened the score with a 28-yard field goal, set up by a 56-yard pass from Stafford to Jones.

The second half saw more back-and-forth possessions until the Lions increased the gap to 27-3 on a 71-yard scoring strike from Stafford to Golden Tate at the 1:38 juncture of the third. Two plays later, Jones caught a 3-yard scoring pass from Stafford.

Tate led the way with seven catches for 104 yards and a score.

Later, the Lions make a field goal and the game is tied at 3 at the end of the first quarter.

Will the Lions ever find a running game? Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith deflects a pass intended for Detroit Lions tight end Darren Fells (87) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Detroit. Green Bay placed LB Nick Perry (ankle, shoulder) on injured reserve Saturday.

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