(DETROIT) — The Detroit Lions showed the Green Bay Packers and the rest of America just how well they can play after their 40-10 win over their NFC North rival.
The Lions turned the ball over four times, but you’d never know by the score as the Lions offense was too much for the Packers and backup quarterback Matt Flynn.
Even though he lost a fumble and threw two interceptions, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did throw for 330 yards with three touchdowns on the day.
Reggie Bush 117 yards rushing to go with 65 yards receiving along with a touchdown while wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.
The Lions gained 561 yards of total offense while the Packers managed just 126 yards of total offense.
Flynn was ineffective for the Packers on Thursday. He threw for just 139 yards and an interception. Running back Eddie Lacy had just 16 rushing yards on 10 carries.
With the win, Detroit improves to 7-5 and are in first place in the division.
Detroit had lost their previous nine games on Thanksgiving.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com