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Sunday, December 28, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Packers 31, Lions 21

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers, who on Sunday became the first team in NFL history to have two receivers finish with 100 yards in the same game in which two of their running backs also gained 100 yards.

You wouldn't have expected that feat to occur against anyone other than the bumbling Detroit Lions, who finished the first 0-16 season in NFL history in fine historical fashion. The Lions' latest rebuilding process could begin as early as Monday when coach Rod Marinelli meets with owner William Clay Ford, but at least Marinelli and his defense went out in style.

The Packers got 100-yard rushing games from Ryan Grant (106 yards) and DeShawn Wynn (also 106), while receivers Donald Driver (111 yards) and Greg Jennings (101) also finished in triple digits. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that statistical combination had never occurred before in league history.

The victory allowed the Packers some joy at the end of a deeply disappointing season. For the Lions? Just another drop in the historical bucket.