Noteworthy: Lang moved from right guard to center for the final 25 snaps after Dietrich-Smith left late in the second quarter with a knee injury. It was the second time this month that Lang has played center. He played 42 snaps there on Nov. 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Before that, he had never played center in the NFL. Newhouse, who started the previous two games at right tackle while Barclay was out with a knee injury, got his first action at right guard after Lang moved to center. Lane Taylor played the final two series at right guard, while Sherrod played the final series at right tackle for his first action on offense since he broke his right leg nearly two years ago on Dec. 18, 2011. ... Jones and Nelson played every snap for the third time this season.
Noteworthy: In a five-day stretch, the Packers played 161 defensive snaps in two games combined, including Sunday’s tie against the Minnesota Vikings. Only Burnett played all 161 snaps. Hawk played 159 and Williams 157. ... Datone Jones played his lowest percentage of snaps (15 percent) this season in part because defensive coordinator Dom Capers did not use his dime package, which features Jones as an inside pass-rusher. ... Boyd was active instead of Jerel Worthy likely because Boyd is better against the run. ... Perry played for only the second time in the last seven games. He missed five games because of foot and ankle injuries. His strip-sack of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford led to the Packers’ only touchdown of the game, a fumble return by Burnett.
Top special teams contributors (27 total snaps):Jarrett Bush 25, Mulumba 24, House 20, Jennings 18, Richardson 18, Banjo 17, Kuhn 15, Ryan Taylor 15, Daniels 14, Burnett 13, Hyde 12, Victor Aiyewa 12.