Packers Morning Buzz: No solace for Lions after NFL admits mistake

Stu Courtney
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Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at

We'll start with the Detroit Lions taking little consolation from the NFL admitting Tuesday that the second hands-to-the-face penalty on edge rusher Trey Flowers in Monday's 23-22 loss to the Packers should not have been called.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes:

NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent told reporters at the league's fall meeting Tuesday that there should not have been an infraction called on the second of Flowers' two penalties.

"There was one (earlier in the fourth quarter) that was clear that we support," Vincent said, via Newsday NFL writer Bob Glauber. "There was another that, when you review the play, that’s not something that you want to be called. After you review it, the foul wasn’t there.”

"For me, obviously there was some calls in the game that everyone’s focused on right now," Lions coach Matt Patricia said in a conference call with Detroit reporters Tuesday. "I’m focused on the ones that we’ve got to do right out on the field through execution in coaching and playing. I think if you go through a game and you’re relying on the officials to tell you whether or not you won, I don’t really think that you’re going to turn out in a favorable manner more times than not.

"So for us, it’s about trying to go out and doing the things that we can control to win the game and do that better. That’s certainly what we’ve got to do, we’ve got to control the game and give ourselves a chance to win through the efforts and the execution, the coaching that we do more so than by what an official does."

You can read the entire story here:

David Bakhtiari tipped off the umpire about Flowers' potential penalties before getting the crucial calls:

Lions players were incensed over the officiating immediately after the game:

Is the influence of the officials getting out of control?

The Packers-Lions game is just one of many that have featured controversial calls:

The "Good Morning Football" gang debates the issue:

After an injury scare, Marquez Valdes-Scantling returned to make a huge catch:

ICYMI, Tom Silverstein and Jim Owczarski analyze numerous aspects of the Packers' win:

Davante Adams has strong feelings about the Packers' running game:

The Packers' pass-blocking has been outstanding:

The Smith are rewriting some Packers sack records:

The Packers' comeback win kept them in the top 5 of the national power rankings, but the unnbeaten 49ers pushed them down a notch in most of them:

Huge loss for the Bears' defense:

And bad news for the Cowboys' defense as well:

Here's a nice postgame moment of Aaron Jones and his dad:

And finally:

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