Even with Davante Adams already out for a second straight game with turf toe and Geronimo Allison knocked out of the game with a head and chest injury, the Packers still didn't immediately turn to Lazard.
"I may have put in a good word there in the fourth quarter to get him some opportunities," Rodgers said.
The story said it wasn't until after rookie receiver Darrius Shepherd dropped a pass at the Lions' 1-yard line -- it actually ricocheted off his face mask and was intercepted -- that the Packers finally went to the relatively unknown 6-foot-5 receiver. Lazard ended with a line of 4-65-1. With the injuries to Adams and Allison, Lazard has a chance to stick and is worth a pickup, but will likely be a hot commodity.