Detroit Lions (2-0) 23, Green Bay Packers (1-1) 15
Sunday September 19th 1999 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - Brett Favre ran out of miracles. A 91-yard kickoff return by Terry Fair and the heady play of Charlie Batch brought Detroit back for a 23-15 win over the Packers, keeping the surprising Lions unbeaten. It was the sixth loss in the last seven trips to the Silverdome for the Packers, who bolted ahead 15-14 with 12:55 left in the fourth quarter. But the Lions came up with some fireworks of their own to stay undefeated despite playing without All-Pro Barry Sanders, who retired in frustration over the Lions' 5-11 finish in 1998. Fair returned the kickoff to the 8, and three plays later, Batch made a nice fake and took it in on a bootleg to put Detroit back in front, 20-15, with 10:57 remaining. Jason Hanson's 48-yard field goal, capping a 63- yard, 10-play drive, made it 23-15 with 2:46 left. That seemed like plenty of time for Favre, who brought the Packers back in the final 1:51 for a victory over Oakland in their opener. Favre alternated runs by Dorsey Levens with passes of 22, 13 and 8 yards to drive the Packers to Detroit's 27. But on fourth-and-2, his pass intended for Antonio Freeman was swatted away by Robert Bailey, and the Lions killed the final 1:02. 
GREEN BAY -  3  3  0  9 - 15
DETROIT   -  0 14  0  9 - 23
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   21             9
Rush-yards-TDs          31-154-1       32-82-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-41-288-0-1  9-16-219-2-2
Sacked-yards                 1-5          4-23
Net pass yards               283           196
Total yards                  437           278
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           3-0
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             5-25          6-52
SCORING
1st - GB - Longwell, 45-yard field goal 8:13 GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - DET - J. Morton, 45-yd pass from C. Batch (Jason Hanson kick) 0:07 DETROIT 7-3
2nd - DET - David Sloan, 74-yd pass from Batch (Hanson kick) 5:11 DETROIT 14-3
2nd - GB - Longwell, 24-yard field goal 14:50 DETROIT 14-6
4th - GB - Safety, ball snapped out of end zone 0:03 DETROIT 14-8
4th - GB - Levens, 2-yard run (Longwell kick) 2:35 GREEN BAY 15-14
4th - DET - Batch, 1-yard run (Conversion failed) 4:03 DETROIT 20-15
4th - DET - Hanson, 48-yard field goal 12:14 DETROIT 23-15
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 29-153 1 TD, Brett Favre 2-1
DETROIT - Ron Rivers 17-54, Cory Schlesinger 7-10, Charlie Batch 3-9 1 TD, Greg Hill 3-8, Sedrick Irvin 1-1, John Jett 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 41-20-288 1 INT
DETROIT - Charlie Batch 16-9-219 2 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 6-85, Bill Schroeder 4-87, Dorsey Levens 4-53, Corey Bradford 3-25, Tyrone Davis 2-27, Mark Chmura 1-11
DETROIT - Johnnie Morton 4-118 1 TD, Davis Sloan 1-74 1 TD, Brian Stablein 1-13, Rob Rivers 1-11, Germane Crowell 1-3, Greg Hill 1-0