Ice Cold: The Detroit Lions’ Lambeau Blues

June 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was 10 degrees with a wind chill factor of negative seven, as the Green Bay Packers hosted their division rival, the Detroit Lions.
The Lions, looking to take the NFC Central Division crown, clung to a slender 14-10 lead late in the fourth quarter. Lion kick returner, Mel Gray, received a punt and took it 78 yards to the house with only 4:40 left to play, putting Detroit on top, 21-10. The Lions would go on to win the game and the division in Green Bay.
That was 1991.
18 Lion losses at Lambeau later (say that five times in a row), and Detroit still wonders how Mel Gray shook his way to a Lambeau Field victory.
Is it the frigid temperatures? The Lambeau legend? The crazy fans? Just plain bad Lion teams?
How will the Lions ever win at Lambeau?
Your answer, Matt Stafford.
Stafford has a bit of experience with facing the wrath of opposing crowds. Playing in the wild SEC, he lost just...

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