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Insider: Lions' futility in Wisconsin spans 2 decades

6:03 PM, Dec. 7, 2012
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson pulls in a pass while being defended by Packers safety Jerron McMillian on Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson pulls in a pass while being defended by Packers safety Jerron McMillian on Nov. 18 at Ford Field in Detroit.
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Typically, what happens one year has little or no bearing on what happens the next. As coaches and players like to say, each season is its own.

In many cases, that's true. But not in the case of the Detroit Lions' annual trip to Wisconsin to play the Green Bay Packers. The last time the Lions won in the state of Wisconsin, on Dec. 15, 1991, four current Packers players had just turned 1. Randall Cobb, Terrell Manning, Greg Van Roten and Jerel Worthy all were born in 1990. ...

A streak like that - 21 straight victories, including the 1994 NFC wild-card playoff game at Lambeau Field - has to ...

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