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GREEN BAY, Wis. _ The race is on and _ as much as they would have preferred to watch from afar _ the Detroit Lions are right back in it.
Their fast start? History.
The early two-game lead in the NFC Central Division? Gone.
Prosperity? More than they could handle.
The Lions let it all slip away Sunday in a flurry of penalty flags and a 26-17 loss to the suddenly frisky Green Bay Packers before 59,869 at Lambeau Field.
The loss dropped the Lions into a three-way tie with Minnesota and Tampa Bay for the Central Division lead at 6-4.
And the Packers, who had lost three in a row until the Lions arrived with life support, are within easy striking distance at 5-5 with six games left.
``All I can say is that we're still in it, and we've still got a chance,'' said coach Bobby Ross, sounding a …