TIM AND MIKE: Week 6 observations

Matt Prater, high five: It must be a comfort for any coach to have Matt Prater as your field goal kicker. Distance and time of game do not matter. He made five straight, and the last two were from 51 late in the third quarter and 54 in the fourth when a miss would have given the Packers good field position. He’s the best long-distance clutch kicker in franchise history. – Mike O’Hara

Snacks sighting: It’s been a slow start to the season for Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison Sr. Entering Monday night, he had just nine tackles in four games and just one tackle for loss. This is the same Harrison that led all defensive tackles with 81 tackles last season. He had three tackles against the Packers, including a sack, tackle for loss and quarterback hit. It was good to see the big fella have a bigger impact. – Tim Twentyman

Big and small: Every yard and inch counts, and that was proven again on the Lions’ first two possessions. Their first play on the two possessions gained 66 and 58 yards respectively. They settled for a field goal on the first possession and got a touchdown on the second on Kerryon Johnson’s plunge through the line from less than a foot out. – Mike O’Hara

Tale of two halves: Detroit jumped out to a double-digit lead and had 236 yards of total offense in the first half. That was better than Green Bay’s 200 through the first 30 minutes. But Detroit’s offense grinded to a halt in the second half. They finished the game with just 299 total yards, which means they had just 63 yards in the second half. Green Bay had 247 in the second half for a 447 total. The Packers dominated the second half and it helped them win the game. – Tim Twentyman

In the D: Dee Virgin has been strong on special teams for the Lions as a blocker on returns. He was on the other side of the equation Monday night with a hit on a punt return that caused a fumble. The Lions recovered at the Packers’ 25. That set up Matt Prater’s third field goal for a 16-13 lead. – Mike O’Hara

Another 100-yard day: The Lions have now produced five individual 100-yard receiving performances through five games for the first time in team history. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay has two after recording his second Monday with 121 yards on five catches. Tight end T.J. Hockenson, wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. and wide receiver Danny Amendola also have 100-yard performances on the year. – Tim Twentyman

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