Lions return man Ameer Abdullah returned the second-half kickoff 104 yards to the half-yard line. It took three plays, but the Lions scored on a 2-yard pass from Matt Stafford to tight end Brandon Pettigrew. The kick failed and the Lions led, 9-3, with 13:33 to play in the third quarter.
The Packers made a key third-and-1 conversion at the 10:30 mark. Three plays later Aaron Rodgers completed a 21-yard pass to Richard Rodgers at the Detroit 45. The drive stalled and the Packers were forced to punt.
It was the Packers’ seventh punt since their opening-game field goal drive.
Detroit began its 7-yard line. The Lions began a time-consuming drive that moved across midfield with five minutes to play in the third quarter. With three minutes to play, the Lions faced a third-and-1. Stafford threw to tight end Eric Ebron for 13 yards to the Packers 24.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix made the play of the game for the Packers, intercepting Stafford on a third-and-9 play. It saved the Packers from a potential Lions field goal that would’ve made it a two-possession game. The Packers had the ball at their 8-yard line.
Would the offense respond? It did not.
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