In a year when little has gone as planned for the Green Bay Packers, a season-ending victory on Sunday in Detroit would at least assure them of a .500 record. Otherwise, the franchise is looking at its first losing season since 2008. The difference between 8-8 and 7-9 may be trivial in the broad scheme of things, but players in the locker room said it carries significant weight in the pride category. And with the playoffs out of reach, pride is all they have to play for. “It definitely does (matter),” defensive end Mike Daniels said. “I’d be lying if I said it didn’t. This is a divisional opponent, and we have to let them know we’re not going to just give up no matter what. We just have to finish strong and go into the offseason on a high note.” Muscle man: Running backs coach Ben Sirmans has challenged rookie Aaron Jones to improve his lower-body strength during the offseason. Jones has suffered medial collateral ligament injuries in both knees over the last three months, and Sirmans believes added muscle will increase availability. “He's just got to get stronger, I think that's the biggest thing,” Sirmans said, “especially in the lower body. … One of the things that he'll work on is getting physically stronger, I think that's something that's going to help him be a lot more durable. He knows that, so again it's one of the reasons why I'm excited about how these guys should come back (next year).”