Lions rally late, end Packers’ playoff hopes

Jamaal Williams scored on two short rushing touchdowns and the Detroit Lions eliminated the host Green Bay Packers from playoff contention with a 20-16 win on Sunday night.Detroit’s victory handed the Seattle Seahawks the final wild-card spot in the NFC. The Lions were eliminated from the playoff race when Seattle eked out a 19-16 overtime win over the Los Angeles Rams earlier.Williams, a former Packer, rushed for 72 yards. Jared Goff passed for 224 yards and Kalif Raymond caught four passes for 66 yards for Detroit (9-8).Aaron Rodgers passed for 205 yards with one touchdown but was intercepted on Green Bay’s final drive. Christian Watson caught five passes for 104 yards for the Packers (8-9).The first half featured five field goals and ended with Green Bay clinging to a 9-6 lead.Aided by a pass interference penalty, the Packers scored on their first possession as Mason Crosby kicked a 22-yard field goal.Green Bay went for it on fourth down in its own territory midway through the quarter but Allan Lazard was dropped for a loss. The Lions then settled for a 37-yard Michael Badgley field goal on their next drive.Crosby made a 49-yard try late in the quarter and a 48-yarder early in the second to make it 9-3.Badgley missed from 46 yards out with 6:16 minutes left in the half. He knocked through a 33-yard attempt on the last play of the half after the Packers were whistled for a personal foul.

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