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The Lions watched their playoff hopes vanish less than an hour before kickoff Sunday night. That didn’t stop Dan Campbell’s squad from playing hard in the final game of the NFL regular season. 
In fact, Detroit went into Lambeau Field and stunned the Packers on “Sunday Night Football” 20-16 to deny Green Bay a spot in the 2023 NFL playoffs. 
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Aaron Rodgers and the Packers knew their task was simple: win, and they were in. But a number of mistakes cost them dearly and turned what many expected would be a playoff party into a shocking defeat that will sting for a long time. 
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Rodgers left the field with his arm around longtime friend and teammate Randall Cobb. It remains to be seen whether this was his last game as a Packer (Rodgers said after the game he’ll take time before making a decision), but the rumors will no doubt grow louder after an exchange with Detroit’s Jamaal Williams after the game. Williams asked for Rodgers’ jersey, to which the reigning MVP responded, “I’m going to hold onto this one.”
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Williams’ 72 rushing yards and two touchdowns led the way for the Lions, who had their playoff hopes extinguished when the Seahawks beat the Rams in overtime. Despite missing out on the postseason, the Lions were jubilant after taking down their NFC North rival. 
With the Packers’ loss, the Seahawks clinched the final NFC playoff spot and will play the 49ers in the wild card-round on Saturday. 
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The Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Lions vs. Packers in Week 18. Here are all the key moments you might have missed from this year’s NFL regular-season finale.
(All times Eastern.)
11:35 p.m. — Williams just gave us one heck of a postgame interview.
Jamaal Williams is one of the most likeable players in the NFL😂 pic.twitter.com/PSxiVdta4d
11:27 p.m. — Jamaal Williams asked Rodgers for his jersey after the game. His response? “I’m going to hold onto this one.” Make of that what you will…
Jameson Williams asked Aaron Rodgers for his jersey after the game.

Aaron’s response: “I’m gonna hold on to this one.”

Let the speculation begin…pic.twitter.com/zU6CmcCfV3
11:24 p.m. — Rodgers leaves Lambeau Field with his arm around his old buddy, Randall Cobb. He took a long, wistful look around the stadium before he headed into the tunnel. Is this the last time we’ll see him suit up for the Packers?
Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb walking off the field and into the tunnel….pic.twitter.com/t0uI3UA2QZ
11:22 p.m. FINAL — How about that! The Lions come into Lambeau and knock off the Packers, 20-16, to deny them a spot in the playoffs! An absolutely gut wrenching loss for Green Bay. Their late season push for the postseason comes up just short. 
11:21 p.m. — They do go for it, and they get it! Goff completes it to Chark for a first down! The Lions are going to win this game!
GOFF. CHARK. GAME OVER. #DETvsGB pic.twitter.com/2Xbn0PvuuN
11:20 p.m. — On 3rd and 4, Williams takes the handoff up the gut but gets stopped about a yard short of the marker. Interesting choice for the Lions here, who have nothing to play for but pride. Do they go for this?
11:16 p.m. TWO-MINUTE WARNING — Oh man, what a play call there by Detroit! Goff throws right to St. Brown, who pitches it back to Swift, almost like a hook-and-ladder! Swift gets a block and manages to pick up about 13 yards! That takes us to the two-minute warning.
THIS PLAY CALL 😱

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11:14 p.m. — The Packers use their second timeout. On 2nd and 7, the Lions get called for holding to move them back 10 yards. Not a great penalty there, as it also stops the clock. 
11:12 p.m. — The Packers have to use their first timeout. After a neutral zone infraction penalty on Green Bay is declined in an interesting tactical decision by Dan Campbell, Williams powers ahead to pick up another first down. It’s 1st and 10 Lions from about the 25-yard line, with 2:21 on the clock.
11:10 p.m. — Detroit goes bold and chooses to throw on first down, and Goff goes to St. Brown. It’s called incomplete at first, but it looks like he somehow held onto it with his knees! Incredible! That makes it 1st and 10 at the Packers’ 34-yard line!
That was a catch!? @amonra_stbrown

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11:05 p.m. INTERCEPTION — Rodgers overthrows Lazard on 1st down, then gets hit as he throws on 2nd down to bring up 3rd and 10. He drops back, heaves one up down the right sideline… And it’s intercepted! It’s Kerby Joseph, who had one called back earlier because of a penalty! The Packers are in deep trouble now. 3:27 remains on the clock.
KERBY JOSEPH. HIS THIRD INT OF RODGERS THIS YEAR.

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11:03 p.m. — Jones gets stuffed on 2nd down to bring up a massive 3rd and 2 for Green Bay. Rodgers throws right on a wide receiver screen to Watson, who bounces around the edge and picks up a first down. Four minutes left. 
11:00 p.m. — These Lions just keep on battling, and they now have a 4-point lead with a little under 6 minutes left on the clock. Rodgers and the Packers desperately need a drive here. 
10:58 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Williams punches it in to cap off a 13 play, 75 yard touchdown drive! It also took more than 8 minutes off the clock! Williams has now passed Barry Sanders to take the franchise record for most touchdowns in a season.
17 TOUCHDOWNS. A new @Lions single-season record! @Jswaggdaddy gives Detroit the lead.

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10:54 p.m. — After Swift picks up 11 more yards to move the ball into the red zone, Quay Walker gets called for an incredibly dumb unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. He shoved a member of the Lions medical staff who came on to attend to Swift, who was shaken up. Walker’s penalty moves the ball to about the 5-yard line, and the rookie got himself ejected to boot. This is really not the time for boneheaded penalties like that.
#Packers first-round rookie LB Quay Walker has been ejected for shoving a member of the #Lions training staff.

Clear and obvious.pic.twitter.com/qxm9ycHt8I
10:50 p.m. — On 3rd and 8, Swift gets dragged down a couple yards short of the marker. The Lions hustle up to the line to possibly try and go for this… And they do, with Goff completing it short left to Chark to move the chains! Gutsy play call there.
Dan Campbell loves the 4th down conversion.

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10:48 p.m. — Goff tosses left to Swift, who gets a block and scurries for 9 yards, running out of bounds near the Green Bay 30-yard line. 
10:47 p.m. — The Lions start their drive with a throw over the middle to St. Brown for a gain of 14 yards. On the next play, Williams takes a handoff up the middle for another chunk of 11 yards. Detroit is in business. 
10:44 p.m. — The final quarter of the regular season begins with a pass that goes off the hands of Romeo Doubs down the right sideline. He probably should have caught that one. On 3rd and 6, Rodgers tries to scramble but he gets dragged down a few yards short of the marker. Green Bay has to punt it away. 
10:40 p.m. — Dillon gets three consecutive handoffs to pick up a first down and keep the Packers moving down the field. That’ll take us to the end of the third quarter. It’s officially crunch time on the frozen tundra. 
10:37 p.m. — A holding penalty backs up the Packers on the first play of their drive. On 1st and 20, Rodgers throws down the left sideline to a streaking Jones, but it’s picked off! However, an illegal hands to the face call on the Lions wipes it away! A huge break for Green Bay.
10:34 p.m. — On 3rd and 5, Goff can’t connect with his tight end Shane Zylstra. The Lions fail to answer, and they’ll have to punt it away as the third quarter winds down. 
10:29 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — It’s Lazard who hauls it in in the back of the end zone! The Packers retake the lead with an explosive drive! This game is starting to get real interesting. 
Rodgers to Lazard. @Packers answer back!

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10:27 p.m. — Oh MY. Rodgers heaves it WAY up into the air, and Christian Watson makes a spectacular catch along the right sideline for a huge gain of 45 yards! The defender was flagged for pass interference, but it didn’t matter! Watson caught it anyway!
CHRISTIAN WATSON.

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10:26 p.m. — After a pair of short gains, Rodgers sneaks it on 3rd and 1 to keep the drive alive. The Packers are moving methodically down the field here. 
10:24 p.m. — A completion to Lazard on 2nd down makes it 3rd and 3. The Packers have struggled on third down tonight, but Rodgers goes right back to Lazard for 6 more yards to move the chains. 
10:21 p.m. — You can just start to feel a little tension creeping into the stands at Lambeau. The Packers trail by 4 in this must-win game. 
10:18 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Lions take the lead! It’s Jamaal Williams punching it in!
Who else but Jamaal Williams? @Lions take the lead.

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10:16 p.m. — HUGE PLAY. Goff unloads one way downfield to Raymond, who makes the grab at the 1-yard line! He really should have scored, but regardless it’s 1st and goal Lions from near the goal line!
GOFF GOES DEEP.

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10:13 p.m. — The kick is NO GOOD. It hit the crossbar, bounced straight up in the air and went backwards into the end zone! He was inches short. 
Off the crossbar!

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10:11 p.m. — Rodgers goes deep down the right sideline for Jones, who is open, but Kirby Joseph comes flying in to break up the pass at the last second. After an incompletion on 3rd down, it’s 4th and 7. Looks like Crosby will come on to attempt a very long field goal. 
10:09 p.m. — After the Packers take over following a punt, Aaron Jones rips off a great run, breaking tackles for a big gain of 17 yards. 
10:04 p.m. — The Lions get the ball to start the half, but they can’t do anything with it. On 3rd and 4, Goff throws short of the sticks to D.J. Chark, who makes the catch but comes up short of the marker. A three-and-out to start the half for Detroit. 
10:02 p.m. — The final half of the 2022 NFL regular season is underway. Will the Packers hang on to clinch their playoff spot, or can the Lions spoil the party in Green Bay?
9:49 p.m. FIELD GOAL — Badgely makes the now relatively short kick from 33 yards as the clock expires. Douglas’ penalty made it a much, much easier field goal. A scrappy first half is in the books with the Packers holding a slim 3-point lead. 
9:47 p.m. — A bizarre sequence just took place. As a timeout is called, Rasul Douglas comes in and tries to swat the ball away from the long snapper. He then gets called for a personal foul, which moves Detroit 15 yards further upfield. Weird situation there, but it works to the advantage of the Lions. 
Rasul Douglas 💀 pic.twitter.com/NAiam8RLo7
9:46 p.m. — I stand corrected. They managed to complete a short pass to St. Brown and got the timeout off in time to make it a shorter field goal. 
9:44 p.m. — After several short completions, a pass over the middle to Swift picks up 18 yards and moves the ball down to the Green Bay 37. With 5 seconds left and one timeout, the Lions might have to settle for a Hail Mary attempt here. 
9:40 p.m. — On 3rd and 5, Goff zips it out right to St. Brown, who picks up just enough to earn a fresh set of downs. With less than a minute left in the half, the Lions have a 1st and 10 on their own 25-yard line. 
9:36 p.m. FUMBLE — Aaron Jones catches a screen pass out to the left and surges forward, but the ball gets punched out from behind! The Lions jump on it to take over! Hugely important turnover with just over a minute left in the half!
FUMBLE. @Lions take over before halftime.

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9:33 p.m. — Dillon powers forward to pick up the first down! Huge turn of events there to keep Green Bay’s offense on the field with a chance to extend the lead. 
9:30 p.m. — A delay of game penalty turns a 3rd and 5 into 3rd and 10. Rodgers’ pass to Tonyan picks up only 4 yards to make it 4th and 6 just over midfield. The often-aggressive LaFleur will keep his offense on the field once again here… And the Lions jumped! James Houston jumped offsides to gift Green Bay 5 yards! Still, it remains 4th and 1. 
Bakhtiari pointing at the defender the whole way 😂

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9:27 p.m. — Green Bay takes over, and the drive starts with a Rodgers pass to Watson, who scampers for 15 yards. The rookie has really been coming into his own late in the season.
9:23 p.m. — Badgley pulls his kick left from 46 yards and it’s no good! The score remains 9-3 Packers. 
9:22 p.m. — But the drive stalls out. A handoff to Swift gets blown up for a loss, then on 3rd and 14 Goff goes back to Swift, who comes up well short of the marker. This will be another field goal attempt for Badgley. 
9:19 p.m. — Goff gets sacked for a loss of 5 yards on 2nd down. He fumbled the ball, but manages to fall on it as he went down to keep possession. One play later, D’Andre Swift gets the handoff and has a big hole that helps him pick up 11 yards. The Lions have moved into Packers territory. 
9:16 p.m. — On the ensuing 3rd and long, Goff throws short right to Justin Jackson, who does really well to fight his way ahead and pick up the first down. The drive stays alive despite the touchdown wiped out by a penalty. 
9:15 p.m. — WHOA! On 3rd and short, the Lions break out a flea flicker and it’s caught for a 66-yard touchdown by Jameson Williams! But wait, a holding penalty is going to wipe this off the board. That would have been an incredible trick play, but instead it’s back to 3rd and 11 for Detroit. 
9:11 p.m. FIELD GOAL — Crosby stays perfect on the night, putting it right down the middle from 48 yards to make it a 6-point game. 
9:09 p.m. — Dillon rumbles for a gain of 5 yards on 1st down, but after an incompletion it’s 3rd down. Rodgers drops back and scans the field, but once again he’s wrapped up and sacked by Hutchinson! This rookie is unbelievable! It’ll be another long field goal attempt for Crosby.
Another @AidanHutch97 SACK. He’s up to 9.5 on the year.

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9:06 p.m. — On 3rd and 4, Rodgers flicks a pass towards tight end Robert Tonyan, who goes up to make a fantastic catch for a gain of 20 yards! Beautiful play by Tonyan to keep the drive alive. That’s the first 3rd down conversion tonight by either team. 
9:03 p.m. — The Lions punt it away, and after a sweep play to Watson for a gain of 6, we’ve reached the end of the first quarter. 
9:01 p.m. — LaFleur’s challenge pays off! The call is overturned, and the catch is ruled incomplete. That appears to have been the right call, St. Brown trapped it against the ground as he fell. 
8:58 p.m. — With the Lions facing 3rd and 3, Goff fires one over the middle to St. Brown, who makes a fantastic diving catch to pick up a first down. Or did he? Matt LaFleur is challenging the catch. 
8:53 p.m. FIELD GOAL — Crosby faces a long 49-yard kick in freezing cold conditions, but he sneaks it over the crossbar to give Green Bay the lead back!
8:52 p.m. — On 3rd and 5, Rodgers gets buried for a huge sack by Aidan Hutchinson! The rookie defensive end is really something else, he easily blew past Packers’ offensive lineman Yosh Nijman. Rodgers lost the ball at the end of the play, but he was ruled down. Not sure about that call, honestly… That might have been a fumble. No review or coaches challenge is forthcoming, though.
.@AidanHutch97 gets home for the sack!

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8:50 p.m. — The Packers’ offense goes back to work, and the drive is kickstarted by a long pass by Rodgers to Watson, who makes the grab for a gain of 25 yards. 
8:45 p.m. FIELD GOAL — Goff can’t connect with Kalif Raymond, and that will force a field goal attempt. Michael Badly knocks it through to tie things up. A costly turnover on downs by Green Bay turns into three points for Detroit.
8:43 p.m. — Amon-Ra St. Brown makes his first catch of the night to move to the edge of the red zone. Goff then takes a shot on 1st down that falls incomplete, and after a short run it’s 3rd and 9. 
8:40 p.m. TURNOVER ON DOWNS — LaFleur will go for this from his own 30-yard line, a very aggressive play. Rodgers hands it off on an end-around to Lazard, but he gets dragged down for a loss of a yard! The Lions will take over with fantastic field position!
8:38 p.m. — Rodgers takes the field once again, and on 2nd down he completes a pass to Randall Cobb to set up 3rd and 1. But Jones gets stuffed at the line on 3rd down! Matt LaFleur looks like he might go for this on 4th down. 
8:33 p.m. — The Lions get it back (after a bizarre player intro by Jamaal Williams) and quickly they face 3rd and 6. Goff looks to throw, but he can’t complete it to Josh Reynolds and that is a three-and-out to start the night for Detroit’s offense. 
Jamaal Williams aka 1st Swagg Kazekage @jswaggdaddy @Lions pic.twitter.com/fqq8XWcMnS
8:31 p.m. FIELD GOAL — Mason Crosby hits the chip shot to give Green Bay an early lead.
8:28 p.m. — After a pair of inside runs go nowhere, it’s 3rd and goal from inside the Lions’ 5-yard line. Rodgers rolls to his right and looks for someone — anyone — to throw to. He appears to contemplate running for it, but at the last season he fires one through the end zone and incomplete. That will bring out the field goal unit.
8:26 p.m. — After a pass to Christian Watson picks up an additional 13 yards, Rodgers launches one deep downfield to Allen Lazard. It falls incomplete, but a flag flies. That’ll be defensive pass interference, which will set Green Bay up with a 1st and goal. A 46-yard penalty on Detroit corner Jerry Jacobs. 
8:24 p.m. — On the second play from scrimmage, Aaron Jones breaks loose for a 9 yard rush to the left side. He and fellow running back AJ Dillon will be critical for the Packers on offense tonight. 
8:23 p.m. — Here we go. The Lions will kick it away to start the game. Will the Packers get a win and secure their fourth straight playoff appearance?
8:16 p.m. — The Lions are no longer playing for a spot in the playoffs. However, they’d like nothing more than to spoil the party in Green Bay tonight and get one over on their NFC North rivals. 
Got a job to do 😤 pic.twitter.com/7mY1aHYqBs
8:07 p.m. — Lambeau Field is going to be ROCKING tonight. The fans know their team is just one win away from a spot in the playoffs. 
There’s NO place like @LambeauField at night.@Showtyme_33 | #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/MyKADNiFnL
7:36 p.m. — Now that the game in Seattle has ended, let’s take a look at what’s still at stake tonight. For the Packers, the task remains simple: win, and they’re in. However, if the Lions win, they’ll snuff out Green Bay’s playoff dreams and the final NFC wild card spot will instead go to the Seahawks — the team that just crushed Detroit’s hopes! 
7:32 p.m. — Myers connects from 32 yards to win it for the Seahawks, and end the Lions’ playoff hopes before they’ve even played a snap tonight. Heartbreak in Detroit. 
7:30 p.m. — Seattle has worked it into the red zone, and once again Detroit’s playoff hopes are hanging by a thread. It will take a minor miracle for the Lions to stay alive now. 
7:25 p.m. — The Seahawks go three-and-out on the first drive of overtime, but a Baker Mayfield interception gives the ball right back to Seattle. A field goal will now win the game and eliminate the Lions. 
7:16 p.m. — Jason Myers has a chance to win it for Seattle and eliminate the Lions on a 46-yard kick… But it’s NO GOOD! The Lions are still alive! Incredible drama!
7:10 p.m. — The Rams just had a shot to take the lead on a two-minute drill, but they went three-and-out. After a touchback on the punt, the Seahawks will have to go about 50 yards to move into field goal range with no timeouts and less than a minute on the clock. 
7:02 p.m. — Lions fans everywhere are intently watching the end of this Rams vs. Seahawks game right now. Seattle just tied it up with just over 2 minutes left to play. As a reminder, Detroit needs the Rams to win this game to stay alive for a spot in the playoffs. 
The game is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET (7:20 p.m. local time) from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. 
The weather forecast calls for clear skies with temperatures around 25 degrees Fahrenheit. 
The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC. Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color commentary) and Melissa Stark (sideline reporter) will be on the call from the frozen tundra.
A live stream of the game will be available on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App, Peacock and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Viewers in Canada can watch the game on TSN or CTV2. They can also stream it live with DAZN, which carries every NFL game.

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