Lions Mail it In, Get Whipped by Green Bay

Dolphins' loss to Cincy ends sorry season; Eagles beat Bills
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2007 7:14 PM CST
Detroit Lions coach Rod Marinelli, left, congratulates Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy after the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won, 34-13....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Green Bay played reserves for most of today's game against the Detroit Lions, a team the Packers have beaten every year at home since 1991. Brett Favre played long enough to throw a pair of TD passes in the 34-13 win. Detroit, reportedly planning to fire offensive coordinator Mike Martz, have lost seven of its final eight. Elsewhere:

  • Cincinnati blew out Miami 38-25 backed by three touchdown passes by Carson Palmer, two to wideout Chad Johnson. The Bengals finished a disappointing 7-9 while the Dolphins were a league-worst 1-15.
  • The Eagles won the battle to get to .500 by beating Buffalo 17-9 in sloppy conditions in Philadelphia. Brian Westbrook broke two franchise records in the win.