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October 3rd, 2010 * Lambeau Field * Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 weeks into the 2010 season, the Green Bay Packers were 2-1 but had yet to put together any type of performance that would separate them from the rest of the NFC. So, in hushed tones in some corners and out loud in others, the questions were being asked as to whether the Packers really had what it took to be a contender.
On a gorgeous fall afternoon at Lambeau Field, the Packers could have gone a long way toward providing at least a few answers against the winless, but improving, Detroit Lions.
Everything was on the Packers’ side, including a remarkable streak in which the Packers had not lost to the Lions in Wisconsin since 1991—a span of 19 straight games—but when the game was over, the questions continued to swirl.
“Mike [McCarthy] had to remind us twice in the locker room that we did get a win,” fullback John Kuhn said after the game.
Indeed, the Packers seemed well in control of the contest early in the 3rd quarter when cornerback Charles Woodson did what he’s always done best—intercepting a Shaun Hill pass :36 seconds into the 2nd half and returning it 48 yards for a touchdown and a 28-14 Packers’ lead. However, that would be it for the Packers on the scoreboard.