The Detroit Lions lost their 11th straight game Sunday afternoon, falling to the Green Bay Packers by a 42-21 final score.
And one player who had a key role in Detroit’s demise just so happens to be a key former member of the Michigan Wolverines.
Linebacker Rashan Gary was drafted 12th overall by the Packers in the 2019 NFL Draft after playing three years in Ann Arbor, during which he was awarded the Richard Katcher Award for the most outstanding defensive lineman or outside linebacker of 2017 with the Wolverines. He also earned AP second-team preseason All-American honors in 2018.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford got up close and personal with Gary on Sunday, getting sacked by the former Wolverine in the 4th quarter:
— Steve Frederick (@_SteveFrederick) September 20, 2020
Gary also factored into the scoring, pressuring Stafford into throwing a pick-6 in the third quarter to increase their lead over Detroit:
Rashan Gary with the pass rush on Stafford, Chandon Sullivan with the perfect read on this pass, and the Packers now score 28 unanswered on Detroit. pic.twitter.com/8k3h9gKclc
— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) September 20, 2020
Gary is certainly making his presence felt in Green Bay, and the Lions got the short end of it this afternoon.