For the Detroit Lions, it was a game with only two things on the line: pride and history.
They managed to keep one of them going as they lost to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field 27-20, bringing a 20-year road losing streak against Green Bay into its 21st year.
The Lions are pretty much playing for next year at this point, which is why it's still important to pay attention to who's playing well and who isn't. The performances some Lions players give while playing out the string of the 2012 season might have a lot to do with who returns next year.
Of course, that's not to say all of these guys are bubble players, but you never know. In a year when the Lions have struggled with discipline and commitment (albeit considerably less than the media would have you believe), this is a valuable time for the Lions' coaching staff and front office to pick out the guys giving less than maximum effort.
But in compiling this week's winners and losers list, we start with a guy who never has that problem.