The Detroit Lions' final two opponents of the regular season were involved in surprising games in Week 15. The San Diego Chargers blew out the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night, and earlier in the day the Green Bay Packers suffered their first loss of the season by falling to the Kansas City Chiefs of all teams. Here's more on each game:
(7-7) - at Lions on Dec. 24 - beat Ravens at home, 34-14
The Chargers scored 27 straight points against the Ravens last night. The game went from being a 7-7 tie in the second quarter to San Diego being up 34-7 in the fourth quarter. The shocking blowout in San Diego's favor was their third straight win, and with them still in the playoff hunt, you can bet they will provide a tough challenge for the Lions on Saturday.
(13-1) - vs. Lions on Jan. 1 - lost to Chiefs on Road, 19-14
The Packers got off to a slow start in Kansas City and just never could get things rolling. After taking a 7-6 lead in the third quarter it looked like they might blow open the game, but the Chiefs battled back and went up 19-7 in the fourth quarter. The Packers could only find the end zone once more as their winning streak finally came to an end.
Now that a 16-0 season is no longer a possibility, it's very possible that the Packers will rest their starters in Week 17 against the Lions. If they have homefield wrapped up, I doubt they would want to risk injuries, especially after both Bryan Bulaga and Derek Sherrod got hurt on Sunday.