Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have absolutely nothing to play for at home against the division-rival Detroit Lions outside of pride on Sunday afternoon.
About that pride. Green Bay didn’t show much of it in the first half against Detroit. Dealing with an injury to Rodgers, the Packers found themselves down 21-0 at halftime. How bad was it? Well, the Lions outgained Green Bay 261-67 in the first two quarters.
Needless to say, Twitter had a lot to say about the Pack tanking this game.
Packers, Dolphins, Falcons, Jaguars, Giants…
Playing like it’s Week 17 and the cars are packed.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) December 30, 2018
Teams with 0 first half points and a deficit of (at least) two scores: Giants, Saints, Packers, Dolphins, Falcons.
Teams with 3 first half points and a deficit of (at least) two scores: Jets and Jaguars.
Late games can’t arrive soon enough.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 30, 2018
Down 21-0 with your backup QB. 9 seconds left at midfield and you’re punting? Just run around and heave it into the end zone. Embarrassing performance top to bottom from the Packers.
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) December 30, 2018
Packers are punting while two yards shy of 69 in total offense. Fans have every right to boo.
— Elisha Twerski (@ElishaTwerski) December 30, 2018
It's just surreal watching Kizer-led, Philbin-coached @packers trailing at home to last-place @Lions in a meaningless game. Imagine if you'd been disconnected from the #NFL since August and suddenly tuned in for the second quarter of this game.
— Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@SandoESPN) December 30, 2018
Man, I don't care.
Picking 5th. Picking 9th
Beat the piss out of the Packers is fun.
— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) December 30, 2018
This first half effort and execution by the Green Bay Packers has been beyond awful and should be labeled embarrassing. And now a punt with 9 seconds remaining before the locker room.
People paid hard earned money for this crap today.
— Bill Michaels (@Bill_Michaels) December 30, 2018
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) December 30, 2018
#Packers No. 3 quarterback Tim Boyle is inactive today, so the next man up at quarterback after Kizer would likely be Randall Cobb, the hard-throwing lefty from Kentucky. He has been a wide receiver in the NFL, however, as you know.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) December 30, 2018
The Packers have 13 yards through the first quarter. Feel the excitement.
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) December 30, 2018
— Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) December 30, 2018