Romeo Doubs, a wide receiver for the Packers, made a significant play early on in today’s game, but Green Bay must pray it wasn’t his last.
Doubs returned with a limp after receiving a pass for 18 yards. The team stated that he is questionable to return due to an ankle injury after assisting him to a cart and escorting him to the locker room.
Doubts has been the Packers’ only consistently healthy wide receiver this season, so losing him would be a significant loss for them.
Even without Doubs, the Packers’ opening drive advanced down the field, but it eventually came to an end when Aaron Rodgers attempted a poor throw that Detroit’s Derrick Barnes’ helmet caught and was intercepted by rookie safety Kerby Joseph in the end zone.
The Lions’ first drive also reached the end zone but was unsuccessful because Jared Goff’s incomplete throw on fourth-and-1 and the surprising decision by the Lions to try to spread the field rather than run the ball were factors.
Guard Jon Runyan and cornerback Eric Stokes of the Packers have both sustained injuries, while linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez of the Lions had to leave the field while holding his arm.
Doubs was declared ineligible at the beginning of the second half. Runyan joined the game once more.