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Lions say absence of WR Calvin Johnson not the reason for loss at Green Bay

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    Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford (9) goes after his fumble in front of teammate Riley Reiff (71) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. The Lions recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) (The Associated Press)

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    Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews (52) sacks Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

The Detroit Lions didn't have All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson for Sunday's 22-9 loss at Green Bay and they didn't play like a team that ranks in the top 10 in yards from scrimmage.

Coach Jim Schwartz said there was a lot more to the loss — the Lions' first against an NFC North opponent this season — than the missing superstar.

"We didn't get the job done," he said Monday. "It wasn't because Calvin didn't play in the game. There were a lot of other times we could've executed a little better.

"Calvin wasn't the reason we didn't have any turnovers on defense."

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