Lions–Packers rivalry

The Lions–Packers rivalry is an NFL rivalry between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. They first met in 1930 when the Lions were known as the Portsmouth Spartans and based in Portsmouth, Ohio. The team eventually moved to Detroit for the 1934 season.

The Lions and Packers have been division rivals since 1933, having both played in the NFL's Western Conference from 1933 to 1970 and in the NFC North since 1970 (known as the NFC Central from 1970 to 2001). They have always met at least twice a season since 1932, without any cancelled games between both rivals (as of today). This is therefore the longest continuously-running rivalry in the NFL.

Green Bay is one of three teams with a winning record against all of their divisional opponents with 100-plus head-to-head games played (along with the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs). Detroit is one of only two teams with a losing record against all of their divisional opponents with 100-plus head-to-head games played (along with the Los Angeles Chargers). This holds true as of the end of the 2018 season.

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Notable moments and games

  • Packers 50, Lions 7 (November 24, 1940) – In the most lopsided game in the rivalry's history the Packers raced out to a 43–0 lead and would eventually prevail 50–7. The win moved the Packers to 6-4 and dropped the Lions to 5–5–1.[1]
  • Packers 57, Lions 21 (October 7, 1945) – The Packers set (and still hold) an NFL record by scoring 41 points in a single quarter. The Lions led 7-0 in the 2nd quarter before the Packers scored six consecutive touchdowns, including four receiving touchdowns by Don Hutson. The four touchdown receptions in a single quarter is an NFL record that still stands today. Don Huston also made five of his six extra point attempts in the quarter to give him 29 points for the quarter in total, which is also an NFL record. [2]
  • Lions 26, Packers 14 (November 22, 1962) – The Packers entered the game 10–0 and in first place in the Western Conference. The Lions were second at 8–2. The Lions jumped out to a 23–0 halftime lead and extended the lead to 26–0 before the Packers scored two late touchdowns. The Lions defense pounded Packers quarterback Bart Starr with 10 sacks. The game was played in Detroit on Thanksgiving and pulled the Lions within one game of the division lead with three weeks left in the season. The Lions and Packers both won their next two games, but in the final week of the season the Lions lost to the Chicago Bears while the Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams en route to a 13–1 season. The Packers went on to defeat the Giants for their eighth NFL championship.[3]
  • Lions 21, Packers 17 (December 15, 1991) – The Lions staved off a last minute comeback attempt by the Packers offense led by quarterback Mike Tomczak to wrap up a four-point victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field. With the win, Detroit shrunk Green Bay’s lead in the rivalry’s series to six, the closest the all-time record has been since 1938. The game was the last time the Lions defeated the Packers in the state of Wisconsin until 2015, as the Packers held a 24-game home winning streak in the series. That season would also be the last time that Detroit swept Green Bay until 2017.
  • Packers 28, Lions 24 (January 8, 1994) – This was the first ever playoff meeting between these two teams. In week 17 the Lions defeated the Packers 30–20 giving them home field advantage for this game. With Green Bay trailing 24–21 late in the game Brett Favre hit Sterling Sharpe for a 40-yard touchdown pass with 55 seconds left, giving Green Bay the lead and ultimately the win. This was the first time the Lions have ever lost a home playoff game, and remains their last home playoff game to date.[4]
  • Packers 16, Lions 12 (December 31, 1994) – For the second consecutive season the Packers and Lions met in the playoffs, this time at Lambeau Field. The Packers held Barry Sanders to -1 yards rushing and the Lions to -4 yards rushing overall. The Packers would never trail as they led 10–0 at half time and would only allow 10 points in the second half before intentionally committing a safety on the last play of the game to run out the clock. This was the Packers' first victory at Lambeau Field against the Lions since 1985 (though they beat the Lions in all four Milwaukee games against them during that time).[5]
  • Packers 31, Lions 21 (December 28, 2008) – The Packers defeated the Lions in week 17 and sent them to the first 0–16 season in NFL history.[6]
  • Lions 7, Packers 3 (December 12, 2010) – Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of the game before the half and would miss the rest of the game as well as the Packers next game against the Patriots. Matt Flynn led the Packers to a field goal that would give them a 3–0 lead in the 3rd quarter. The Lions would score a touchdown in the 4th and go on to win 7–3. This forced the Packers to need to win their final two games of the season to make the playoffs. They would do so and go on to win Super Bowl XLV.[7]
  • Packers 45, Lions 41 (January 1, 2012) – With the Packers having already clinched home field advantage in the playoffs, backup quarterback Matt Flynn started in place of Aaron Rodgers and went on to throw a team record six touchdown passes in a shootout victory over the Lions at Lambeau Field. This is the highest scoring game between both rivals at 86 points, and the first time both teams met after each one accumulated at least 10 regular season victories.
  • Packers 30, Lions 20 (December 28, 2014) – The Packers and Lions entered this Week 17 match up with identical 11–4 records. Therefore, this game was for the 2014 NFC North Division Championship. Green Bay jumped out to a 14–0 lead before Aaron Rodgers left the game after re-injuring his calf. Rodgers would return in the second half after the Lions had tied the game at 14. The Packers ended up scoring a pair of touchdowns and forcing a Safety before the Lions scored a late touchdown. Both teams would make the playoffs as the win gave the Packers their fourth straight division championship while the Lions ended up as a Wild Card team.
  • Packers home winning streak (1992–2014) – The Lions had not beaten the Packers in a road game from 1992–2014. With Green Bay's 30–20 win over Detroit on December 28, 2014, the Packers had defeated the Lions in the state of Wisconsin 24 straight times, including a Wild Card Playoff game on December 31, 1994. The last Lions victory before the streak began in Wisconsin was a 21–17 win on December 15, 1991. The Lions ended the streak with an 18–16 victory on November 15, 2015.
  • Lions 18, Packers 16 (November 15, 2015) – Matt Prater missed two extra-point attempts, including one late in the fourth quarter. With Green Bay trailing 18–10 late in the fourth quarter, the Packers scored a touchdown on the ensuing drive, to trim the Lions lead to 18–16, and failed on the two-point conversion, but then recovered the onside kick when Calvin Johnson couldn't secure the ball with 31 seconds left. Mason Crosby's 52-yard attempt on the game's final play was muffed, giving Detroit their first win in the state of Wisconsin since 1991.[8]
  • Packers 27, Lions 23 (December 3, 2015) – In the largest comeback in series history, the Packers overcame a 20-point deficit to win the game 27–23. The final play, shortly after coined as Miracle in Motown, came after time had expired on the clock due to a defensive facemask called against Detroit (NFL games cannot end on a defensive penalty even if time has expired on the clock; the offense always gets one more snap after a defensive penalty). On the final untimed play of the game, Aaron Rodgers completed a 61-yard Hail Mary pass to Richard Rodgers. The Packers took a knee on the extra point to clinch the game and avoid their first series sweep by the Lions since 1991. This was the longest game-winning, game-ending Hail Mary in NFL history.[9][10]
  • Packers 31, Lions 24 (January 1, 2017) – For the second time in three seasons the Packers and Lions met in week 17 for the NFC North Division Title. The Packers and Lions both entered the game with a 9–6 record. Due to an earlier Redskins loss, both teams had clinched a playoff spot before kickoff. The Lions led 14–10 at the half but the Packers went on a 21–3 scoring run on three Aaron Rodgers touchdown passes and appeared to put the game away. However, Matthew Stafford hit Anquan Boldin in desperation for a 35-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left and forced an onside kick attempt. The Packers recovered and held on to win their fifth division championship in six years.[11].
  • Lions 31, Packers 0 (December 30, 2018) – The Lions shutout the Packers for the first time since 1973 and at Lambeau Field for the first time since 1970.[12] The Lions also swept the Packers for the second consecutive season. Aaron Rodgers got knocked out early in the game with a concussion, forcing backup Deshone Kizer to play most of the game. Lions kicker Matt Prater threw a touchdown pass to tight end Levine Toilolo and cornerback Quandre Diggs sealed the game with an interception of Kizer with five minutes left to play.

Summary of results

Packers wins Ties Lions wins Packers points Lions points
Regular season 98 7 72 3,709 3,227
Postseason 2 0 0 44 36
Total 100 7 72 3,774 3,268

Updated December 30, 2018

Game results

Lions victory Packers victory Tie Postseason meeting

1930s (Packers 13–5–1)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1930 Nov 2 Green Bay Packers 47–13 Portsmouth Spartans Green Bay, Wisconsin 1–0–0 GB
1930 Dec 14 Tie 6–6 Tie Portsmouth, Ohio 1–0–1 GB
1932 Oct 9 Green Bay Packers 15–10 Portsmouth Spartans Green Bay, Wisconsin 2–0–1 GB
1932 Dec 4 Portsmouth Spartans 19–0 Green Bay Packers Portsmouth, Ohio 2–1–1 GB
1933 Oct 8 Green Bay Packers 17–0 Portsmouth Spartans Green Bay, Wisconsin 3–1–1 GB
1933 Nov 12 Portsmouth Spartans 7–0 Green Bay Packers Portsmouth, Ohio 3–2–1 GB
1934 Oct 7 Detroit Lions 3–0 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 3–3–1
1934 Nov 25 Green Bay Packers 3–0 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 4–3–1 GB
1935 Oct 20 Green Bay Packers 13–9 Detroit Lions Milwaukee, Wisconsin 5–3–1 GB
1935 Nov 10 Green Bay Packers 14–2 Detroit Lions Green Bay, Wisconsin 6–3–1 GB
1935 Nov 17 Detroit Lions 20–10 Green Bay Packers Detroit, Michigan 6–4–1 GB
1936 Oct 18 Green Bay Packers 20–18 Detroit Lions Green Bay, Wisconsin 7–4–1 GB
1936 Nov 29 Green Bay Packers 26–17 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 8–4–1 GB
1937 Oct 3 Green Bay Packers 26–6 Detroit Lions Green Bay, Wisconsin 9–4–1 GB
1937 Oct 31 Green Bay Packers 14–13 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 10–4–1 GB
1938 Oct 9 Detroit Lions 17–7 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 10–5–1 GB
1938 Nov 13 Green Bay Packers 28–7 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 11–5–1 GB
1939 Oct 22 Green Bay Packers 26–7 Detroit Lions Green Bay, Wisconsin 12–5–1 GB
1939 Dec 3 Green Bay Packers 12–7 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 13–5–1 GB

1940s (Packers 16–4)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1940 Oct 20 Detroit Lions 23–14 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 13–6–1 GB
1940 Nov 24 Green Bay Packers 50–7 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 14–6–1 GB
1941 Sept 14 Green Bay Packers 23–0 Detroit Lions Green Bay, Wisconsin 15–6–1 GB
1941 Oct 26 Green Bay Packers 24–7 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 16–6–1 GB
1942 Oct 11 Green Bay Packers 38–7 Detroit Lions Milwaukee, Wisconsin 17–6–1 GB
1942 Oct 25 Green Bay Packers 28–7 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 18–6–1 GB
1943 Oct 10 Green Bay Packers 35–14 Detroit Lions Green Bay, Wisconsin 19–6–1 GB
1943 Oct 24 Green Bay Packers 27–6 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 20–6–1 GB
1944 Oct 1 Green Bay Packers 27–6 Detroit Lions Milwaukee, Wisconsin 21–6–1 GB
1944 Oct 29 Green Bay Packers 14–0 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 22–6–1 GB
1945 Oct 7 Green Bay Packers 57–21 Detroit Lions Milwaukee, Wisconsin 23–6–1 GB
1945 Dec 2 Detroit Lions 14–3 Green Bay Packers Detroit, Michigan 23–7–1 GB
1946 Oct 27 Green Bay Packers 10–7 Detroit Lions Milwaukee, Wisconsin 24–7–1 GB
1946 Nov 17 Green Bay Packers 9–0 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 25–7–1 GB
1947 Oct 26 Green Bay Packers 34–17 Detroit Lions Green Bay, Wisconsin 26–7–1 GB
1947 Dec 7 Green Bay Packers 35–14 Detroit Lions Detroit, Michigan 27–7–1 GB
1948 Oct 3 Green Bay Packers 33–21 Detroit Lions Green Bay, Wisconsin 28–7–1 GB
1948 Oct 31 Detroit Lions 24–20 Green Bay Packers Detroit, Michigan 28–8–1 GB
1949 Oct 30 Green Bay Packers 16–14 Detroit Lions Milwaukee, Wisconsin 29–8–1 GB
1949 Dec 11 Detroit Lions 21–7 Green Bay Packers Detroit, Michigan 29–9–1 GB

1950s (Lions 15–4–1)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1950 Sept 17 Detroit Lions 45–7 Green Bay Packers 20,285 Green Bay, Wisconsin 29–10–1 GB
1950 Nov 19 Detroit Lions 24–21 Green Bay Packers 18,000 Detroit, Michigan 29–11–1 GB
1951 Nov 4 Detroit Lions 24–17 Green Bay Packers 18,165 Green Bay, Wisconsin 29–12–1 GB
1951 Nov 22 Detroit Lions 52–35 Green Bay Packers 32,247 Detroit, Michigan 29–13–1 GB
1952 Oct 26 Detroit Lions 52–17 Green Bay Packers 24,656 Green Bay, Wisconsin 29–14–1 GB
1952 Nov 27 Detroit Lions 48–24 Green Bay Packers 39,101 Detroit, Michigan 29–15–1 GB
1953 Nov 15 Detroit Lions 14–7 Green Bay Packers 20,834 Green Bay, Wisconsin 29–16–1 GB
1953 Nov 26 Detroit Lions 34–15 Green Bay Packers 52,547 Detroit, Michigan 29–17–1 GB
1954 Nov 21 Detroit Lions 21–17 Green Bay Packers 20,767 Green Bay, Wisconsin 29–18–1 GB
1954 Nov 25 Detroit Lions 28–24 Green Bay Packers 55,532 Detroit, Michigan 29–19–1 GB
1955 Sept 25 Green Bay Packers 20–17 Detroit Lions 22,217 Green Bay, Wisconsin 30–19–1 GB
1955 Nov 24 Detroit Lions 24–10 Green Bay Packers 51,685 Detroit, Michigan 30–20–1 GB
1956 Sept 30 Detroit Lions 20–10 Green Bay Packers 24,668 Green Bay, Wisconsin 30–21–1 GB
1956 Nov 22 Green Bay Packers 24–20 Detroit Lions 54,087 Detroit, Michigan 31–21–1 GB
1957 Oct 6 Detroit Lions 24–14 Green Bay Packers 32,132 Green Bay, Wisconsin 31–22–1 GB
1957 Nov 28 Detroit Lions 18–6 Green Bay Packers 54,301 Detroit, Michigan 31–23–1 GB
1958 Oct 5 Tie 13–13 Tie 32,035 Green Bay, Wisconsin 31–23–2 GB
1958 Nov 27 Detroit Lions 24–14 Green Bay Packers 50,971 Detroit, Michigan 31–24–2 GB
1959 Oct 4 Green Bay Packers 28–10 Detroit Lions 32,150 Green Bay, Wisconsin 32–24–2 GB
1959 Nov 26 Green Bay Packers 24–17 Detroit Lions 49,221 Detroit, Michigan 33–24–2 GB

1960s (Packers 11–6–3)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1960 Oct 2 Green Bay Packers 28–9 Detroit Lions 32,150 Green Bay, Wisconsin 34–24–2 GB
1960 Nov 24 Detroit Lions 23–10 Green Bay Packers 54,123 Detroit, Michigan 34–25–2 GB
1961 Sept 17 Detroit Lions 17–13 Green Bay Packers 32,150 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 34–26–2 GB
1961 Nov 23 Green Bay Packers 17–9 Detroit Lions 43,272 Detroit, Michigan 35–26–2 GB
1962 Oct 7 Green Bay Packers 9–7 Detroit Lions 38,669 Green Bay, Wisconsin 36–26–2 GB
1962 Nov 22 Detroit Lions 26–14 Green Bay Packers 57,598 Detroit, Michigan 36–27–2 GB
1963 Sept 22 Green Bay Packers 31–10 Detroit Lions 45,912 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 37–27–2 GB
1963 Nov 28 Tie 13–13 Tie 54,016 Detroit, Michigan 37–27–3 GB
1964 Sept 28 Green Bay Packers 14–10 Detroit Lions 59,203 Detroit, Michigan 38–27–3 GB
1964 Nov 8 Green Bay Packers 30–7 Detroit Lions 42,327 Green Bay, Wisconsin 39–27–3 GB
1965 Oct 17 Green Bay Packers 31–21 Detroit Lions 56,712 Detroit, Michigan 40–27–3 GB
1965 Nov 7 Detroit Lions 12–7 Green Bay Packers 50,852 Green Bay, Wisconsin 40–28–3 GB
1966 Oct 2 Green Bay Packers 23–14 Detroit Lions 50,861 Green Bay, Wisconsin 41–28–3 GB
1966 Oct 30 Green Bay Packers 31–7 Detroit Lions 56,954 Detroit, Michigan 42–28–3 GB
1967 Sept 17 Tie 17–17 Tie 50,861 Green Bay, Wisconsin 42–28–4 GB
1967 Oct 8 Green Bay Packers 27–17 Detroit Lions 57,877 Detroit, Michigan 43–28–4 GB
1968 Sept 29 Detroit Lions 23–17 Green Bay Packers 50,681 Green Bay, Wisconsin 43–29–4 GB
1968 Oct 20 Tie 14–14 Tie 57,302 Detroit, Michigan 43–29–5 GB
1969 Oct 12 Green Bay Packers 28–17 Detroit Lions 58,384 Detroit, Michigan 44–29–5 GB
1969 Nov 23 Detroit Lions 16–10 Green Bay Packers 50,861 Green Bay, Wisconsin 44–30–5 GB

1970s (Tie 9–9–2)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1970 Sept 20 Detroit Lions 40–0 Green Bay Packers 56,263 Green Bay, Wisconsin 44–31–5 GB
1970 Dec 20 Detroit Lions 20–0 Green Bay Packers 57,387 Detroit, Michigan 44–32–5 GB
1971 Oct 10 Detroit Lions 31–28 Green Bay Packers 54,418 Detroit, Michigan 44–33–5 GB
1971 Nov 1 Tie 14–14 Tie 47,961 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 44–33–6 GB
1972 Oct 16 Green Bay Packers 24–23 Detroit Lions 54,418 Detroit, Michigan 45–33–6 GB
1972 Dec 3 Green Bay Packers 33–7 Detroit Lions 56,263 Green Bay, Wisconsin 46–33–6 GB
1973 Sept 23 Tie 13–13 Tie 55,495 Green Bay, Wisconsin 46–33–7 GB
1973 Oct 23 Detroit Lions 34–0 Green Bay Packers 43,616 Detroit, Michigan 46–34–7 GB
1974 Sept 29 Green Bay Packers 21–19 Detroit Lions 47,292 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 47–34–7 GB
1974 Oct 27 Detroit Lions 19–17 Green Bay Packers 51,775 Detroit, Michigan 47–35–7 GB
1975 Sept 21 Detroit Lions 30–16 Green Bay Packers 52,613 Green Bay, Wisconsin 47–36–7 GB
1975 Nov 9 Detroit Lions 13–10 Green Bay Packers 75,283 Pontiac, Michigan 47–37–7 GB
1976 Oct 3 Green Bay Packers 24–14 Detroit Lions 55,041 Green Bay, Wisconsin 48–37–7 GB
1976 Oct 31 Detroit Lions 27–6 Green Bay Packers 74,992 Pontiac, Michigan 48–38–7 GB
1977 Oct 16 Detroit Lions 10–6 Green Bay Packers 78,452 Pontiac, Michigan 48–39–7 GB
1977 Dec 4 Green Bay Packers 10–9 Detroit Lions 56,267 Green Bay, Wisconsin 49–39–7 GB
1978 Sept 3 Green Bay Packers 13–7 Detroit Lions 51,187 Pontiac, Michigan 50–39–7 GB
1978 Oct 1 Green Bay Packers 35–14 Detroit Lions 54,601 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 51–39–7 GB
1979 Oct 14 Green Bay Packers 24–16 Detroit Lions 53,930 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 52–39–7 GB
1979 Dec 15 Green Bay Packers 18–13 Detroit Lions 57,376 Pontiac, Michigan 53–39–7 GB

1980s (Lions 13–7)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1980 Sept 14 Detroit Lions 29–7 Green Bay Packers 53,099 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53–40–7 GB
1980 Dec 21 Detroit Lions 24–3 Green Bay Packers 75,111 Pontiac, Michigan 53–41–7 GB
1981 Oct 25 Detroit Lions 31–27 Green Bay Packers 76,063 Pontiac, Michigan 53–42–7 GB
1981 Dec 6 Green Bay Packers 31–17 Detroit Lions 54,481 Green Bay, Wisconsin 54–42–7 GB
1982 Dec 12 Detroit Lions 30–10 Green Bay Packers 51,875 Green Bay, Wisconsin 54–43–7 GB
1983 Jan 2 Detroit Lions 27–24 Green Bay Packers 64,377 Pontiac, Michigan 54–44–7 GB
1983 Oct 9 Detroit Lions 38–14 Green Bay Packers 67,738 Pontiac, Michigan 54–45–7 GB
1983 Nov 20 Detroit Lions 23–20 (OT) Green Bay Packers 50,050 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 54–46–7 GB
1984 Oct 28 Green Bay Packers 41–9 Detroit Lions 54,289 Green Bay, Wisconsin 55–46–7 GB
1984 Nov 22 Detroit Lions 31–28 Green Bay Packers 63,698 Pontiac, Michigan 55–47–7 GB
1985 Oct 6 Green Bay Packers 43–10 Detroit Lions 55,914 Green Bay, Wisconsin 56–47–7 GB
1985 Dec 15 Green Bay Packers 26–23 Detroit Lions 49,379 Pontiac, Michigan 57–47–7 GB
1986 Oct 12 Detroit Lions 21–14 Green Bay Packers 52,290 Green Bay, Wisconsin 57–48–7 GB
1986 Nov 27 Green Bay Packers 44–40 Detroit Lions 61,199 Pontiac, Michigan 58–48–7 GB
1987 Oct 11 Detroit Lions 19–16 (OT) Green Bay Packers 35,779 Green Bay, Wisconsin 58–49–7 GB
1987 Oct 25 Green Bay Packers 34–33 Detroit Lions 27,278 Pontiac, Michigan 59–49–7 GB
1988 Nov 20 Detroit Lions 19–9 Green Bay Packers 44,327 Green Bay, Wisconsin 59–50–7 GB
1988 Dec 4 Detroit Lions 30–14 Green Bay Packers 28,124 Pontiac, Michigan 59–51–7 GB
1989 Oct 29 Green Bay Packers 23–20 (OT) Detroit Lions 53,731 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 60–51–7 GB
1989 Nov 12 Detroit Lions 31–22 Green Bay Packers 44,324 Pontiac, Michigan 60–52–7 GB

1990s (Packers 13–9)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1990 Sept 30 Green Bay Packers 24–21 Detroit Lions 64,509 Pontiac, Michigan 61–52–7 GB
1990 Dec 22 Detroit Lions 24–17 Green Bay Packers 46,700 Green Bay, Wisconsin 61–53–7 GB
1991 Sept 8 Detroit Lions 23–14 Green Bay Packers 43,132 Pontiac, Michigan 61–54–7 GB
1991 Dec 15 Detroit Lions 21–17 Green Bay Packers 43,881 Green Bay, Wisconsin 61–55–7 GB
1992 Nov 1 Green Bay Packers 27–13 Detroit Lions 60,594 Pontiac, Michigan 62–55–7 GB
1992 Dec 6 Green Bay Packers 38–10 Detroit Lions 49,469 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 63–55–7 GB
1993 Nov 21 Green Bay Packers 26–17 Detroit Lions 55,119 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 64–55–7 GB
1994 Jan 2 Detroit Lions 30–20 Green Bay Packers 77,510 Pontiac, Michigan 64–56–7 GB
1994 Jan 8 Green Bay Packers 28–24 Detroit Lions 68,479 Pontiac, Michigan 65–56–7 GB
1994 Nov 6 Green Bay Packers 38–30 Detroit Lions 54,995 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 66–56–7 GB
1994 Dec 4 Detroit Lions 34–31 Green Bay Packers 76,338 Pontiac, Michigan 66–57–7 GB
1994 Dec 31 Green Bay Packers 16–12 Detroit Lions 58,125 Green Bay, Wisconsin 67–57–7 GB
1995 Oct 15 Green Bay Packers 30–21 Detroit Lions 60,302 Green Bay, Wisconsin 68–57–7 GB
1995 Oct 29 Detroit Lions 24–16 Green Bay Packers 73,462 Pontiac, Michigan 68–58–7 GB
1996 Nov 3 Green Bay Packers 28–18 Detroit Lions 60,695 Green Bay, Wisconsin 69–58–7 GB
1996 Dec 15 Green Bay Packers 31–3 Detroit Lions 73,214 Pontiac, Michigan 70–58–7 GB
1997 Sept 28 Detroit Lions 26–15 Green Bay Packers 78,110 Pontiac, Michigan 70–59–7 GB
1997 Nov 2 Green Bay Packers 20–10 Detroit Lions 60,126 Green Bay, Wisconsin 71–59–7 GB
1998 Sept 6 Green Bay Packers 38–19 Detroit Lions 60,102 Green Bay, Wisconsin 72–59–7 GB
1998 Oct 15 Detroit Lions 27–20 Green Bay Packers 77,932 Pontiac, Michigan 72–60–7 GB
1999 Sept 19 Detroit Lions 23–15 Green Bay Packers 76,202 Pontiac, Michigan 72–61–7 GB
1999 Nov 21 Green Bay Packers 26–17 Detroit Lions 59,869 Green Bay, Wisconsin 73–61–7 GB

2000s (Packers 17–3)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
2000 Oct 8 Detroit Lions 31–24 Green Bay Packers 77,549 Pontiac, Michigan 73–62–7 GB
2000 Dec 10 Green Bay Packers 26–13 Detroit Lions 59,854 Green Bay, Wisconsin 74–62–7 GB
2001 Sept 9 Green Bay Packers 28–6 Detroit Lions 59,523 Green Bay, Wisconsin 75–62–7 GB
2001 Nov 22 Green Bay Packers 29–27 Detroit Lions 77,730 Pontiac, Michigan 76–62–7 GB
2002 Sept 22 Green Bay Packers 37–31 Detroit Lions 61,505 Detroit, Michigan 77–62–7 GB
2002 Nov 10 Green Bay Packers 40–14 Detroit Lions 63,313 Green Bay, Wisconsin 78–62–7 GB
2003 Sept 14 Green Bay Packers 31–6 Detroit Lions 70,244 Green Bay, Wisconsin 79–62–7 GB
2003 Nov 27 Detroit Lions 22–14 Green Bay Packers 62,123 Detroit, Michigan 79–63–7 GB
2004 Oct 17 Green Bay Packers 38–10 Detroit Lions 62,938 Detroit, Michigan 80–63–7 GB
2004 Dec 12 Green Bay Packers 16–13 Detroit Lions 70,497 Green Bay, Wisconsin 81–63–7 GB
2005 Sept 11 Detroit Lions 17–3 Green Bay Packers 61,877 Detroit, Michigan 81–64–7 GB
2005 Dec 11 Green Bay Packers 16–13 (OT) Detroit Lions 70,019 Green Bay, Wisconsin 82–64–7 GB
2006 Sept 24 Green Bay Packers 31–24 Detroit Lions 61,095 Detroit, Michigan 83–64–7 GB
2006 Dec 17 Green Bay Packers 17–9 Detroit Lions 70,472 Green Bay, Wisconsin 84–64–7 GB
2007 Nov 22 Green Bay Packers 37–26 Detroit Lions 63,257 Detroit, Michigan 85–64–7 GB
2007 Dec 30 Green Bay Packers 34–13 Detroit Lions 70,869 Green Bay, Wisconsin 86–64–7 GB
2008 Sept 14 Green Bay Packers 48–25 Detroit Lions 60,285 Detroit, Michigan 87–64–7 GB
2008 Dec 28 Green Bay Packers 31–21 Detroit Lions 70,141 Green Bay, Wisconsin 88–64–7 GB
2009 Oct 18 Green Bay Packers 26–0 Detroit Lions 70,801 Green Bay, Wisconsin 89–64–7 GB
2009 Nov 26 Green Bay Packers 34–12 Detroit Lions 57,383 Detroit, Michigan 90–64–7 GB

2010s (Packers 10–8)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
2010 Oct 3 Green Bay Packers 28–26 Detroit Lions 70,729 Green Bay, Wisconsin 91–64–7 GB
2010 Dec 12 Detroit Lions 7–3 Green Bay Packers 57,659 Detroit, Michigan 91–65–7 GB
2011 Nov 24 Green Bay Packers 27–15 Detroit Lions 66,263 Detroit, Michigan 92–65–7 GB
2012 Jan 1 Green Bay Packers 45–41 Detroit Lions 70,294 Green Bay, Wisconsin 93–65–7 GB
2012 Nov 18 Green Bay Packers 24–20 Detroit Lions 63,716 Detroit, Michigan 94–65–7 GB
2012 Dec 9 Green Bay Packers 27–20 Detroit Lions 70,382 Green Bay, Wisconsin 95–65–7 GB
2013 Oct 6 Green Bay Packers 22–9 Detroit Lions 78,200 Green Bay, Wisconsin 96–65–7 GB
2013 Nov 28 Detroit Lions 40–10 Green Bay Packers 64,934 Detroit, Michigan 96–66–7 GB
2014 Sept 21 Detroit Lions 19-7 Green Bay Packers 62,418 Detroit, Michigan 96–67–7 GB
2014 Dec 28 Green Bay Packers 30–20 Detroit Lions 78,408 Green Bay, Wisconsin 97–67–7 GB
2015 Nov 15 Detroit Lions 18–16 Green Bay Packers 78,526 Green Bay, Wisconsin 97–68–7 GB
2015 Dec 3 Green Bay Packers 27–23 Detroit Lions 63,207 Detroit, Michigan 98–68–7 GB
2016 Sept 25 Green Bay Packers 34–27 Detroit Lions 78,411 Green Bay, Wisconsin 99–68–7 GB
2017 Jan 1 Green Bay Packers 31–24 Detroit Lions 66,345 Detroit, Michigan 100–68–7 GB
2017 Nov 6 Detroit Lions 30–17 Green Bay Packers 77,575 Green Bay, Wisconsin 100–69–7 GB
2017 Dec 31 Detroit Lions 35–11 Green Bay Packers 62,501 Detroit, Michigan 100–70–7 GB
2018 Oct 7 Detroit Lions 31–23 Green Bay Packers 63,405 Detroit, Michigan 100–71–7 GB
2018 Dec 30 Detroit Lions 31–0 Green Bay Packers 77,341 Green Bay, Wisconsin 100–72–7 GB

See also

Other rivalries involving the two teams:

References

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1982 Chicago Bears season

The 1982 Chicago Bears season was their 63rd regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 3–6 record under first year head coach Mike Ditka in a strike shortened season.

The strike also prevented the Bears–Packers rivalry from being played this year, making the Lions–Packers rivalry the longest-running annual series in the league.

1982 Green Bay Packers season

The 1982 Green Bay Packers season was their 64th season overall and their 62nd season in the National Football League and shortened due to a players strike. The club posted a 5–3–1 record under coach Bart Starr. Due to the strike, the NFL ignored division standing and placed eight teams from each conference into the playoffs. The Packers finished the season in third place which earned them a playoff berth. The Packers beat the Cardinals 41–16 in the first round, but lost to the Dallas Cowboys 37–26 in the second. Their playoff berth was the first for the Packers in ten seasons, and their only playoff win from 1968 to 1992.

The strike prevented both games of the Bears–Packers rivalry from being played this year, making the Lions–Packers rivalry the longest-running annual series in the league. It also led to Milwaukee becoming the Packers primary home by happenstance, as three of their four regular season home games were played at Milwaukee County Stadium.

2014 NFL season

The 2014 NFL season was the 95th season in the history of the National Football League (NFL). The season began on Thursday, September 4, 2014, with the annual kickoff game featuring the defending Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers, which resulted with the Seahawks winning, 36-16. The season concluded with Super Bowl XLIX, the league's championship game, on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, with the New England Patriots defeating the Seattle Seahawks, 28–24.

Bears–Lions rivalry

The Bears–Lions rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. The franchises first met in 1930 when the Lions were known as the Portsmouth Spartans and based in Portsmouth, Ohio. They moved to Detroit for the 1934 season. The Bears and Lions have been division rivals since 1933 and have usually met twice a season since the Lions franchise began. The two teams play in the two largest metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Also, Chicago and Detroit’s home stadiums, Soldier Field and Ford Field, are 280 miles apart and easily accessible from I-94.

This rivalry is also the longest-running annual series in the NFL as both teams have met at least once a season since 1930. (Due to the 1982 strike, the Bears–Packers rivalry was not played that season.) However, one of the two meetings between both teams was cancelled during Week 3 of the 1987 season, which does not make this rivalry the longest-running continuous series in the NFL (that feat belongs to the Lions–Packers rivalry, who have met at least twice a season since 1932 without any cancelled meetings).

Bears–Packers rivalry

The Bears–Packers rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. The two clubs have won a combined 22 NFL championships (13 for Green Bay and 9 for Chicago), including 5 Super Bowl championships (4 for Green Bay and 1 for Chicago) and have 65 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Chicago with 34 and Green Bay with 31).

The rivalry began in 1921 and is the league's most played, with 197 regular-season and post-season games. The rivalry is not the league's longest continuous rivalry, as the 1982 strike-shortened NFL season did not include a Bears–Packers game. That title goes to the rivalry between the Lions and the Packers, who have played each other at least twice a year since 1932. The Packers and Bears have played in the same conference or division since the NFL went to a conference format in 1933; they played in the NFL's Western Conference from 1933 to 1970, and have been in the NFC North since 1970 (known as the NFC Central from 1970 to 2001). As such, they usually play each other twice every regular season.

The Packers surpassed the Bears in the overall series in 2017 for the first time since 1932 and now lead, 97–95–6. The Bears had previously led the series by as many as 24 games both in 1960 and in 1992.

Lions–Vikings rivalry

The Lions–Vikings rivalry is an American football rivalry between the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings.The Lions and Vikings have been battling since the Vikings entered the league in 1961. Minnesota has dominated the series; however, Detroit has given the Vikings many close games over the years. The Vikings went 3–8–1 against Detroit before Bud Grant became the head coach of the Vikings in 1967.

Miracle in Motown

The Miracle in Motown was the final play of an American football game between the NFC North divisional rivals Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The game, which was broadcast on television nationally on Thursday Night Football, was played at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan during the 2015 NFL season. On the final play of regulation, with no time remaining on the game clock, Packers quarterback (QB) Aaron Rodgers threw a 61-yard (56 m) Hail Mary pass into the end-zone that was caught by tight end (TE) Richard Rodgers for the game-winning touchdown after (DE) Devin Taylor face masked Aaron Rodgers which resulted in a one additional play.

The play resulted in a dramatic 27–23 come-from-behind victory for the Packers, who had trailed 20–0 in the second half. The victory was the Packers fourth-largest comeback in franchise history. It was also the start of a 3–game winning streak that would help the Packers clinch their seventh consecutive postseason berth. The Lions would end the season with a record of 7–9 and fail to reach the playoffs.

NFC North

The National Football Conference – Northern Division or NFC North is one of the four divisions of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Nicknamed the "Black & Blue Division" for the rough and tough rivalry games between the teams, it currently has four members: the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. The NFC North was previously known as the NFC Central from 1970 to 2001. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were previously members, from 1977, one year after they joined the league as an expansion team, until 2001 when they moved to the NFC South.

The division was created in 1967 as the Central Division of the NFL's Western Conference and existed for three seasons before the AFL–NFL merger. After the merger, it was renamed the NFC Central and retained that name until the NFL split into eight divisions in 2002. The four current division teams have been together in the same division or conference since the Vikings joined the league in 1961. The Bears, Lions and Packers have been in the same division or conference since the NFL began a conference format in 1933. Largely because the four teams have played each other at least twice a year, with the exception of the strike-shortened 1982 season, for more than half a century (more than 80 years in the case of the Bears, Lions and Packers), the entire division is considered one very large rivalry.

Based on the combined ages of its current teams, the NFC North is the oldest division in the NFL, at a combined 344 years old. The Bears are 99 years old (founded in 1919 in Decatur, Illinois; moved to Chicago in 1921), the Packers are also 99 years old (founded in 1919, but turned professional in 1921), the Lions are 89 years old (founded 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio; moved to Detroit in 1934), and the Vikings are 57 years old (founded 1961). The division has a total of 11 Super Bowl appearances. The Packers have the most appearances in the Super Bowl with 5, the most recent happening at the conclusion of the 2010 season. The Bears and the Packers have the only Super Bowl wins of this division, a total of 5 (4 for the Packers and 1 for the Bears). Of the top 10 NFL teams with the highest winning percentage throughout its franchise history, three of them are in the NFC North (the Bears, the Packers, and the Vikings). The Lions however, have one of the lowest winning percentages in the NFL, including the first winless 16-game season in NFL history, in 2008.Entering 2018 the Bears led the division with an overall record of 752–581–42, victory in Super Bowl XX and eight pre-Super Bowl league titles; Chicago's overall playoff record is 17–18. The Packers hold an overall record of 740–564–38 with an overall playoff record of 34–22, four Super Bowl titles in five Super Bowl appearances, and nine pre-Super Bowl league titles - bringing the Packers to a total of 13 World Championships, currently the most in the NFL. The Lions hold a record of 555–651–32, four league championships, and a 7–13 playoff record. As the youngest (in terms of franchise age) team in the division, the Vikings hold a record of 473–392–11, a playoff record of 20-29, and had won a league title the season before the merger (although they subsequently lost Super Bowl IV).

This division earned the moniker "Black and Blue Division" due to its intense rivalries and physical style of play, and this nickname is still used regularly today. It is also known as the "Frostbite Division" as all teams played home games in late season winter cold until the mid-1970s. The division is also humorously called the "Frozen North", although Detroit has played its home games indoors since 1975, and Minnesota also did so from 1982 to 2013 and returned to indoor home games at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016. ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman often refers to this division as the "NFC Norris" because of its geographical similarity to the National Hockey League's former Norris Division.

National Football League rivalries

As with all sports leagues, there are a number of significant rivalries in the National Football League (NFL). Rivalries are occasionally created due to a particular event that causes bad blood between teams, players, coaches, or owners, but for the most part, they arise simply due to the frequency with which some teams play each other, and sometimes exist for geographic reasons.

Rivalries in the NFL are commonly recognized as such by fans and players alike. While many rivalries are well established, others are of more recent vintage, accepted as existing by the nature of the competition and history between the two teams. Other rivalries have fallen by the wayside due to league realignment and reduction in frequencies of meetings.

Packers–Vikings rivalry

The Packers–Vikings rivalry is an NFL rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.The rivalry began in 1961, when the Minnesota Vikings entered the league as an expansion team. The rivalry is known for its many close games and the parity of the all-time series. It is considered to be one of Minnesota's most intense rivalries, due to both teams being located in the same division since the Vikings' inception, and the fact that the two states (Minnesota and Wisconsin) are geographically located side by side, thereby allowing them to compete in multiple sports in other leagues such as the Big Ten Conference, although Green Bay's primary rival is the Chicago Bears.

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