ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions ended one long road skid this season and get a shot at halting another this weekend.
The Lions (3-1) have lost 22 straight games in Wisconsin, including 19 straight at Lambeau Field. They head to Green Bay on Sunday with a chance for a third NFC North victory that would keep them atop the division.
Players and coaches certainly have heard plenty about the streak, but they are trying to approach the Packers like just another opponent.
It's the same mindset we have every time we play a road game," quarterback Matthew Stafford said. "Lambeau's a tough environment but it's no different than any other place."
Detroit ended a 21-game losing streak at Washington last month, a skid dating to 1935. The Lions' last victory in Green Bay was Dec. 15, 1991 — a few months after rookie guard Larry Warford was born.
Past schedules almost always seemed to send the Lions to Green Bay in December, but weather shouldn't be an issue this season. Stafford said it's not that big a deal.
"I think we set a franchise record for offense there a couple years ago when it was snowing," he said. "Everybody likes playing in good weather and we're no different than anyone else."
The Lions had perhaps their best overall performance of the season in Sunday' 40-32 win over visiting Chicago. The Lions led 40-16 midway through the fourth quarter, sacked Bears quarterback Jay Cutler three times and had four takeaways, including a fumble returned for a touchdown. Running back Reggie Bush, who missed the Washington win with a knee injury, amassed 173 yards from scrimmage, including a 37-yard touchdown run.
At the very least, the Lions should make the trip with plenty of reasons to believe they have a chance to end the skid.