Ex-Green Bay star Nick Collins says the Lions have nobody to blame but themselves -- not even garbage refs -- for their loss to the Packers ... telling TMZ Sports Detroit just blew it!!!
"They had so many opportunities to win that game," Collins says.
If you missed it ... the refs on "Monday Night Football" were as bad as they've been all season -- throwing flags for two questionable illegal hands to the face fouls that helped lift the Packers to a win.
Look, it wasn’t “prolonged” contact, and shouldn’t have been a penalty, but Trey Flowers at least brushed David Bakhtiari’s facemask (ever so briefly) on the first illegal-hands flag. There’s at least a case that could be made, if still a bad one.