News now! Packers, Lions tied after one quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on September 21, 2014 – 12:43 pm


DETROIT–Green Bay and Detroit were tied, 7-7, following one quarter of play at Ford Field on Sunday.

The Packers won the toss and deferred. The Lions began their first possession at their 17-yard line and quickly moved the sticks with two running plays, but the Packers defense forced a punt and Randall Cobb returned it 22 yards to the Packers 37-yard line.

On Edddie Lacy’s second rushing attempt, he fumbled the ball and it was scooped up by defensive back Don Carey and returned 40 yards for a Lions touchdown with 12:02 to play in the first quarter, 7-0. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley stripped Lacy of the ball.

From their 32, the Lions began a drive midway through the quarter. Matt Stafford hit Golden Tate for 17 yards to the Packers 38 but, on third-and-15, a Stafford pass was tipped and intercepted by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. The Packers had the ball at their 41 with 3:46 left to play in the opening quarter. It was the first interception by a Packers safety since the 2012 season.

A quick throw to Jordy Nelson gained 14 yards to the Detroit 35. Two plays later, Aaron Rodgers scrambled and bought time before throwing to Nelson for 16 yards and a first down at the 20.

James Starks ran for 9 yards. On third-and-one, Rodgers found tight end Andrew Quarless in the back of the end zone for a game-tying touchdown with 39 seconds to play in the quarter.






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