Giving up a TD late in the half like that never leaves a team with a good taste heading into the locker room. The Packers were poised to have complete control of the game, up by two scores, but couldn’t get a third-down stop on Detroit’s long drive that took nearly the last 7 minutes off the clock.
Detroit has a whopping 242 yards of offense, including 205 passing. QB Shaun Hill is credited with 237 yards passing, having lost 32 yards on three sacks. He’s 21-of-26 with two TDs and one INT for a 114.3 rating. Calvin Johnson continues to be a Packers nemesis, with five catches for 72 yards and both TDs.
Meanwhile, QB Aaron Rodgers is efficient as can be for the Packers. He’s 8-of-9 for 131 yards and three TDs for a perfect 158.3 rating. Offensively, the Packers have been stalled by two failed chances in short yardage — a third-and-2 when John Kuhn gained just 1 yard, and a third-and-1 when Rodgers threw his lone incompletion of the game.
Donald Driver has two catches for 77 yards, just 23 yards shy of his 23rd career 100-yard game.
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