How about that game last night? I was already in a grumpy mood that it was at least the third evening game so far this season – I love the Pack, but evenings should be free for getting things done and getting to bed on time. Then the Pack were playing like someone told them to lose, fumbling the ball and doing all sorts of stupid things like they were a clown team. Just when I thought someone had paid them to throw the game to the Lions – at Lambeau! – then the refs started making strange calls, like two facemasks against the Lions that really didn’t look like anything, and a non-call against the Packers for what was clearly pass interference. It started with a helmet-to-helmet foul that just looked like an accident, like the Lions player couldn’t stop his forward momentum and kept his head down precisely to avoid injuring Geronimo Allison, who was injured and had to leave the game. Since Davante Adams couldn’t play last night, they were a little light on good receivers. There have been many bad calls against the Packers (remember that game in Seattle? Travalon was there!) but I have never seen so many against one team like that. Then Jamaal Williams had the chance to run in for a touchdown, but he slid down a yard short of the end zone to run down the clock, so the Packers could kick a field goal and win by one point without the Lions getting the ball back. Normally I would say that was clever strategy, but considering how unfair the penalties had been to get them to that point, I didn’t think it was good sportsmanship. Give Detroit a chance to win fairly! I feel for their fans, and how can you enjoy a victory when it feels so tainted? Though I will say that today someone posted a shot of one of the facemask penalties where the Lions player clearly DID have the Packer’s facemask in his hand, so maybe the refs saw things the rest of us couldn’t. Still, this was the least satisfying Packers victory ever.