DETROIT—The Green Bay Packers are getting hot at the right time of the season. – Read More
DETROIT—The Green Bay Packers said all week it would be a collective effort on defense to replace the injured Clay Matthews, and that’s what they got on Sunday in Detroit. – Read More
DETROIT—When the Packers left Detroit on Thanksgiving night last year, they were an 11-0 football team heading home for the sweetest slice of turkey in the NFL. Nobody could beat them. – Read More
DETROIT — Jermichael Finley said he felt different before Sunday’s game, that something was going to change. – Read More
- Packers-Lions game highlights
- QB Aaron Rodgers finds Randall Cobb for the lead
- TE Jermichael Finley’s 40-yard catch
- Safety M.D. Jennings gets the pick six
- Moses strips Stafford, Mike Daniels recovers
- TE Jermichael Finley cruises to the end zone
- Mike McCarthy: Tough, hard-fought victory (6:17)
- Aaron Rodgers on offense’s clutch game-winning drive (7:08)
Locker Room Interviews
- Mason Crosby talks about missed field goals (2:56)
- M.D. Jennings on his pick-six vs. Lions (2:48)
- Randall Cobb on his game-winning TD catch (2:14)
- Ryan Pickett on importance of NFC North victory (1:34)
- Jermichael Finley surprised Rodgers targeted him (2:47)
- Erik Walden: “The sky is the limit” (2:12)
Look through the lens of team photographer Matt Becker. Check out photos from Sunday’s Packers-Lions game at Ford Field. – View Photos
Click here to read Packers.com’s gameday chat with Vic Ketchman and Mike Spofford.
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DETROIT–Kicker Mason Crosby missed two more field goal attempts and the Packers offense was stalled for most of the day, but then came crunch time. That’s when Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb teamed for the game-winner in a 24-20 win over the Lions at Ford Field on Sunday.
The Rodgers-Cobb score supported a strong defensive effort by the Packers, especially considering the defense was playing without star pass rusher Clay Matthews.
Trailing 10-7 at halftime, the Packers took a 14-10 lead in the third quarter when safety M.D. Jennings returned an interception of a Matt Stafford pass 72 yards for a touchdown.
The Lions retaliated with a 10-play, 83-yard drive Stafford capped with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson, and the Lions added to that lead when Jason Hanson booted a 27-yard field goal after the Packers defense held firm with its backs to the end zone.
That set the stage for an all-or-nothing drive by the Packers. Rodgers capped the drama with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Cobb, and Crosby converted the PAT kick to give the Packers a one-point lead with 1:48 to play in the game.
The Packers defense delivered the final blow when it stopped the Lions on fourth-and-15 from the Lions’ 20-yard line. Crosby salvaged his day with a game-clinching, 39-yard field goal with :19 left.
It’s the Packers’ fifth consecutive win and leaves Coach Mike McCarthy and his team to wait for tomorrow night’s Chicago at San Francisco game. With a Chicago loss, the Packers would be tied with the Bears for the NFC North lead, holding the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Rodgers completed 19 of 27 passes for 236 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Stafford was 17 of 39 for 262 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Cobb caught nine passes for 74 yards and one score, and the Lions’ Johnson made five catches for 139 yards and a touchdown.
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DETROIT–The Packers trailed the Lions, 10-7, at halftime of today’s game at Ford Field.
Green Bay led, 7-3, following a 20-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Jermichael Finley in the second quarter. The touchdown toss capped an 11-play, 81-yard drive that followed a 30-yard field goal by the Lions’ Jason Hanson in the first quarter. The Packers defense forced the field goal following a 53-yard completion from Matt Stafford to Calvin Johnson.
The Lions regained the lead, 10-7, following a 10-play, 74-yard drive in the second quarter. Mikel Leshoure scored on a 1-yard run.
Rookie defensive back Casey Hayward recorded his fifth interception of the season to kill a promising Lions drive with 2:15 to play in the first half.
Rodgers completed 12 of 18 passes for 124 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The interception killed a Packers drive following the two-minute warning. James Starks led the Packers with 13 rushing attempts for 44 yards, and Randall Cobb caught four passes for 21 yards.
Stafford completed nine of 20 passes for 119 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Johnson caught three passes for 88 yards.
Green Bay recovered a Stafford fumble, forced by rookie linebacker Dezman Moses, at the Lions 42 with a minute to play in the half. The Packers quickly moved into field goal range but, from the Lions 24-yard line, Rodgers was sacked by Nick Fairley at the Lions 32, forcing a time out and bringing kicker Mason Crosby onto the field for a 50-yard field goal attempt.
Crosby appeared to have missed the attempt to the right, but the Lions had called time out to ice Crosby. He then missed to the left, further deepening Crosby’s slump.
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The following players have been declared as inactive for today’s Packers-Lions game at Ford Field.
Green Bay Packers
11 WR Jarrett Boykin
21 DB Charles Woodson
37 CB Sam Shields
52 LB Clay Matthews
56 LB Terrell Manning
81 TE Andrew Quarless
85 WR Greg Jennings
Starting lineup changes: On defense, #54 Dezman Moses will start in place of #52 Clay Matthews at right outside linebacker. #29 Casey Hayward will start at right cornerback in place of #37 Sam Shields.
17 QB Kellen Moore
26 S Louis Delmas
70 T Jason Fox
78 T Corey Hilliard
80 WR Brian Robiskie
97 DE Ronnell Lewis
99 DT Corey Williams
Starting lineup changes: On defense, #98 Nick Fairley will start in place of #99 Corey Williams at defensive tackle. #24 Erik Coleman will start in place of #42 Amari Spievey at strong safety. #39 Ricardo Silva will start in place of #26 Louis Delmas at free safety.
Note: #42 S Amari Spievey was placed on injured reserve on Saturday. #31 CB Drayton Florence was activated from injured reserve/designated for return.
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