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Packers 34, Lions 13

December 31, 2007|From the Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers didn't have to choose between playing it safe and playing to win.

The Packers finished their turnaround regular season with a 34-13 victory over the Detroit Lions while resting several key players for the playoffs.

Brett Favre extended his quarterback-record consecutive starts streak to 253 games but he didn't keep his helmet strapped on very long. Favre led the Packers (13-3) to touchdowns on their first three possessions before handing the ball to backup Craig Nall in the second quarter.

Many of Favre's most prominent teammates didn't dress for the game and weren't needed to beat Detroit (7-9) and tie a franchise record for most victories in a season. The Lions delivered an uninspired performance in what might have been their last game with Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator.

Quoteworthy: "Since I've been here, we've been changing coaches and there comes a point in time where it's not the coaches anymore, you know what I'm saying?" -- Dominic Raiola, Lions center

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