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Two weeks in, Detroit Lions' season essentially over after flop in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — It fell apart like it always does. Nearly every week. Almost every fall.

This time the Detroit Lions had the decency to implode in the first half Sunday, politely freeing up the rest of the Sunday afternoon for their heartsick devotees. It was the least they could do after teasing those who love them so mercilessly to start the game.

Go ahead, admit it.

Admit you were intrigued when the Lions jumped to a 14-3 lead over the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. Admit that they looked surprising the first couple of series, as if they’d gotten to Wisconsin with a plan.