(DETROIT) -- It doesn't get much worse.
Entering Sunday's contest facing the previously 1-4 Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions had everything on their side: a 3-1 record, the return of Dre' Bly, running back Kevin Jones and momentum. They had teased the national and local media, and even worse, the fans, into believing that the organization had finally turned the corner.
Unfortunately, reality has a funny way of exposing itself at the most inopportune time.
Before a sold-out crowd at Ford Field, Detroit was dominated in nearly facet of the game, resulting in a humiliating 38-10 loss.
The Lions' offense, which was perhaps the only concern in the first quarter of the season, produced a paltry 134 yards.
Quarterback Joey Harrington never established a rhythm, throwing for just 101 of those yards on 12-of-23 passing, including an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Harrington's one touchdown completion, made in the first quarter, concluded any offensive presence the team harbored.
The Lions never moved the chains in the second half.
Detroit's running attack, expected to be the focal point of the game, was never a factor. The Lions rushed just 16 times for 33 yards, of which Harrington contributed 12.
Defensively, it wasn't any better. Packers' veteran quarterback Brett Favre -- much maligned during a four-game losing streak -- turned in a magnificent performance, slicing through Detroit's defense on route to 257 yards and two touchdowns. Green Bay never turned the ball over, rushing for 157 yards.
The loss drops the Lions to 3-2 overall (1-1 NFC North), with a 1-2 home record. The team travels to New York next Sunday to face the Giants.
Lions Return to Old Form, Crushed 38-10
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