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12/10/2012 01:36 am ET

Matthew Stafford Fumble: Ball Slips Out Of Lions QB's Hands, Packers Return It For Touchdown (VIDEO)

Christmas came a little early for defensive end Mike Daniels and the Green Bay Packers.

The Detroit Lions had a 14-3 lead late in the second quarter and were marching down the field, poised to tack on some more points. But with the snow coming down at Lambaeu Field, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford lost his grip on the football as he tried throwing a pass.

Fumble!

The ball bounced backwards toward midfield. At first, Stafford looked as if he was going to recover the loose ball. But when he dove for it, he failed to get a grip, allowing Daniels to pick it up. Daniels, who played running back in high school, then returned it 43 yards for the touchdown cutting Detroit's lead to 14-10.

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The Packers got right back in the game with Stafford's gift-wrapped touchdown and outscored the Lions 17-6 in the second half to pull out the win.

It's touchdowns like these that make it easy to understand how the Lions have lost 21 straight games in Green Bay.

(H/T Kissing Suzy Kolber)

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