Detroit Lions (6-9) 24, Green Bay Packers (6-9) 17
Saturday December 22nd 1990 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - The Detroit Lions left the Green Bay Packers out in the cold, and out of the NFL playoffs. Barry Sanders ran six yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:37 left and Ray Crockett returned a fumble recovery for another score in the fourth quarter as the Lions beat the Packers, 24-17, in the coldest game at Lambeau Field since the 1967 Ice Bowl. The Packers lost their fourth straight and were eliminated from contention for the third NFC wild-card spot. The Lions, already out of the playoff picture, also are 6-9. Game-time temperature was 2 degrees, with winds of 23 mph. That resulted in a wind chill of minus 28. Crockett's freak 22-yard fumble return with 10:42 left tied the game at 17-17. Green Bay's Ed West caught a pass, but the ball popped into the air after he hit the ground and flipped on his back. Crockett caught the ball before it hit the ground and ran in for the touchdown. Green Bay's Michael Haddix fumbled at the Detroit 26 with 7:32 left and Detroit's Chris Spielman recovered. Sanders, who carried 19 times for 133 yards, then ran 37 yards to the Packers' 13. Three plays later, he sprinted around the right side for the go-ahead touchdown. Third-string quarterback Blair Kiel, making his second NFL start in six seasons, moved Green Bay to the Lions' 14 in the closing minutes. But Crockett intercepted with 1:51 remaining to end the threat. "I really thought we were going to score on that last drive," said Kiel, who completed 20-of-36 passes for 239 yards. 
DETROIT   -  7  0  3 14 - 24
GREEN BAY -  7  0 10  0 - 17
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            24
Rush-yards-TDs          24-168-2       29-80-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-28-184-0-1 20-36-239-0-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0           1-5
Net pass yards               184           234
Total yards                  352           314
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           3-3
Turnovers                      3             4
Penalties-yards             7-45          2-15
SCORING
1st - GB - Kiel, 3-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - DET - Rodney Peete, 26-yard run (Eddie Murray kick) TIED 7-7
3rd - GB - Thompson, 76-yard kickoff return (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
3rd - DET - Murray, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - GB - Jacke, 25-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-10
4th - DET - Ray Crockett, 22-yard fumble recovery (Murray kick) TIED 17-17
4th - DET - Barry Sanders, 6-yard run (Murray kick) DETROIT 24-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Michael Haddix 8-32, Darrell Thompson 12-21, Herman Fontenot 3-20, Sterling Sharpe 1-10, Blair Kiel 3-1 1 TD, Keith Woodside 2-(-4)
DETROIT - Barry Sanders 19-133 1 TD, Rodney Peete 5-35 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Blair Kiel 36-20-239 1 INT
DETROIT - Rodney Peete 28-13-184 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Ed West 7-103, Charles Wilson 5-60, Jeff Query 3-29, Herman Fontenot 1-14, Sterling Sharpe 1-13, Vince Workman 1-9, Perry Kemp 1-7, Michael Haddix 1-4
DETROIT - Barry Sanders 4-49, Aubrey Matthews 3-33, Robert Clark 3-26, Richard Johnson 1-38, Jeff Campbell 1-31, Mike Farr 1-7