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Packers trail Lions at halftime, 10-7

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 18, 2012 – 1:34 pm

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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