DETROIT — The Green Bay Packers’ knack for winning ugly will catch them eventually, but that time wasn’t Sunday.
The Packers did in Detroit what they’ve done most of this season. Their play was underwhelming for much of the afternoon but, in the end, it was effective.
A 23-20 win against the Detroit Lions on Mason Crosby’s last-second kick secured at least the No. 2 in the playoffs and a first-round bye for the Packers (13-3). They will be the No. 1 seed if the Seattle Seahawks (11-4) beat the visiting San Francisco 49ers (12-3) on Sunday night.
Crosby’s kick also completed a comeback that included deficits of 14-0 in the first half and 20-13 in the fourth quarter.
It was not pretty, but