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Packers can clinch following 27-20 win over Lions

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 9, 2012 – 10:37 pm

GREEN BAY–The Packers can clinch their second consecutive NFC North Division title with a win in Chicago next Sunday, following a 27-20 win over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on Sunday night.

Aaron Rodgers’ 27-yard scramble for a touchdown in the third quarter gave the Packers their first lead of the night, 17-14, and running back DuJuan Harris broke a 17-17 tie with a 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Mason Crosby clinched the win with a 41-yard field goal with about four minutes to play in the game.

The Lions scored touchdowns on each of their first two possessions of the game to take a 14-0 lead. Crosby cut the Packers’ deficit to 14-3 and then rookie defensive lineman Mike Daniels returned a Matt Stafford fumble 43 yards for a touchdown that left the Packers trailing by only four points at halftime, despite the Lions having dominated play.

Rodgers completed 14 of 24 passes for 173 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. Alex Green led the Packers with 69 yards rushing and cornerback Sam Shields intercepted a pass.

At 9-4, the Packers hold a one-game lead over Chicago and a two-game lead over Minnesota, which defeated Chicago earlier on Sunday.

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28 Responses to “Packers can clinch following 27-20 win over Lions”

  1. By john on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    solid win

  2. By Eric on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Rodgers didnt throw a td, but everyone else stepped up. Run game was good. Alex Green played well and I really like this Harris guy. Really happy how our young guys on defence came together in the 2nd half. C Wood and Matthews back next week. Get ready Chicago!!!

  3. By Ryan on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Great win for the Pack tonight but what i enjoyed the most about the game besides the win was the fact that we had NO INJURIES lol Go Pack Go!!!!! lets clinch the NFC North next week

  4. By Tom on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    The Pack got a running game. That Barclay is awesome! ITS ON!!!!!

  5. By Lucky Ranadey on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Packers showed a lot of resilient actions, down 14-0 and come back to score 17 unanswered. Loved the 27 yd run by Rodgers and just all together okay, what needs work is the defense, especially on 3rd down!! We couldn’t stop the, too well, but 1 win away from clinching the NFC north title and we can do it next week in Chicago!! Lets go hunting for bears and get that NFC north crown (again)!! And I wish I got those a bit more of Ryan grant tho 13 yards on 1carry, he could have kept it up

  6. By Adam Hay on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Very satisfying win! I don’t think my neighbors in the apartment building liked me too much tonight…. I was cheering pretty loud.

  7. By William on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Not a solid win. I liked the improved running game. Barclay played better than any O-lineman that the Packers have had in 5 years. O-line could still improve their protection. Wish GB had a shut down D-lineman like DET has in Fairley. Secondary did well.

  8. By Eric on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    we did just fine in the 2nd half shutting down the run — we are fine on D i think — just need to get off to a better start

    the protection is getting a little better and the running game is picking up — soon enough we should be hitting those big play action passes over the top to jennings, nelson, and crew — all signs trending up — GO PACK GO

  9. By Carlkha on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    There’s more work to be done. On to week 15 with a win, no injuries and the combined effort of the run/pass actions by the Green Bay Packer’s magnificent squad.

    Go Pack Go!

  10. By NlGERlAGUEST on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Try keeping a journal of everything you eat and a count of your farts afterwards. You might make a note of the potency of their odor as well. This is what fart science is all about, my friends!

  11. By mike on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply


  12. By Jon on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Great, fun game. When we were down 14-0 I made a mental note to really appreciate it if we won. Scrappy game. That 7-run drive was beautiful, and Grant’s scamper brought a tear to my eye.

  13. By Jon on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Was good to see Grant back. Grant, Green and Harris showed signs of what we need to do to make another Super Bowl run. With Woodson and Matthews coming back soon the Defense will be just fine. GO PACK GO!!

  14. By Kevin on Dec 9, 2012 | Reply

    Run blocking looked amazing tonight. That was odd.

    No passing TDs makes me a bit nervous though. Maybe I’ve been spoiled but we’re letting too many drives stall and Crosby needs less attempts to keep his confidence. Shorter ones, too.

  15. By Chris on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    GO PACK GO!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. By Mike from Chicago on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    GREAT day to be Packer fan in Chicago! I think Crosby is back. Welcome back Mason. The 51 yarder is tough for any kicker in that weather.

  17. By Matt (From Canada) on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    For all the praise we give every week to the star players like Aaron and Cobb, I think I will make my first ever post on here about the Offensive Line. I have been watching them the last few weeks and wondered when they were going to click properly. I saw a big improvement tonight and the Rushing numbers show that. Well done Hogs up Front!

  18. By GRAYBABYJUNkYRD on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    Great gritty game! nice to see Rodgers doe not have to always carry the team. Most of our boys are comming back for the stretch run. WATCH OUT!!!

  19. By Runner Up on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    Good game. Running game did a lot better. On to the Bear game. Go Pack Go.

  20. By Annie (Helena, MT) on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    I have got to get cable television. Way to go Packers.

  21. By corncob on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    No injuries last night…Defense a little loose on the line…Play Maker will tighten it up. Love our young corners and safety’s and Woody will only make them better… Peaking at the right time for sure…O line and running game getting it done…Awesome game this next weekend…Clay will fluster Cutler’s mind and that means BIG WIN for the Green Bay Packers!!! Go Pack Go!!!

  22. By Ron on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t get too excited about Woodson coming back. He’s at the end and won’t make that much of a difference. Our young guys are much better.
    The only thing Woodson will contribute is leadership. Which is very important.

  23. By paul droste on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    The way this team works together week after week is the greatest. when a mans down they help him up. I’m proud to be a Packer fan. Keep it up lets get some bear hunting done.GO PACK GO

  24. By Larry Rink on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    THANK YOU PACKERS!! I still believe in you. Thanks again. :)

  25. By Mike Clute on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    Great win. No obvious injuries. Overcame being outplayed for most of first half. Turning point was Matt Stafford fumble and return for a TD by the awesome DLine of the GB Packers. Sorry that AR didn’t get one via the air but his run was a thing of beauty.
    A concern I have is how to close out the show and not give the ball back to the opponent. I think you should remain who you are and not just run into a 9 man front.
    Throw a safe pass, trust Aaron, trust the system you ve developed to be aggressive and take advantage of the situation. Would ve loved to have seen a bit more of Ryan Grant. Looks like he can help.

  26. By NlGERlAGUEST on Dec 10, 2012 | Reply

    My dad once was in a 3 day coma from eating too many urinal cakes. I will try for the elusive 5 day coma!

  27. By northerner on Dec 11, 2012 | Reply

    Good divisional win. Nice to see there are multiple choices at RB which will make the playoffs more exciting. Harris seems to have that extra speed to make it around the corner. Fist game this year that the Pack looked like they had a running game. Go PACK

  28. By Titus on Dec 11, 2012 | Reply

    GOOD game for the packers run game will need it in the playoff GO PACKERS GO

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