Final game of the season: Packers take on the Lions

Lions coach Jim Caldwell continues to swat away questions about his job status

On Sunday, the game began with a successful onside kick by the Packers' Mason Crosby and the two teams traded possessions from that point on.

So, with Caldwell likely being fired, Lions general manager Bob Quinn will have to determine who the next Detroit Lions head coach will be.

When the job becomes open, keep an eye on Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, a hire that would allow the Lions to keep the offensive side of the ball mostly in place. The Packers have three giveaways in the first half, including two in the red zone.

He followed it up with a stellar final game against the Packers, completing 20 of 29 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns passes.

The 3,000th completion came on a five-yard pass to running back Tion Green in the third quarter of the season finale against the Green Bay Packers.

Then, with 3:02 to go in the half, a Detroit punt bounced off a Packer player and the Lions recovered at the 14-yard line. He was replaced by Joe Callahan late in the game.

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

“We had a lot of opportunities, ” Hundley said.

“Im here to answer questions about the game, so lets not waste each others time, ” he said.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, that's exactly what tight end Michael Roberts did on Saturday.

Packers: WR Geronimo Allison left in the first quarter with a finger injury and returned to play for a banged-up team minus receivers Davante Adams, who signed a contract extension Friday, and Jordy Nelson because of injuries.

Lions: RB Theo Riddick (ribs), CB Teez Tabor (shoulder) and S Don Carey (knee) were hurt during the game.

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