GREEN BAY – Aaron Jones turned the primary Packers working again since 1942 to catch three landing passes in a single sport, whereas the Packers lead the Detroit Lions 28-17 coming into the fourth quarter.
Packers and Lions tied at 7 after first quarter
The Lions received the opening coin toss and elected to obtain. The Packers made one notable adjustment to their nickel bundle on the opening drive with Eric Stokes coming into the sport on the perimeter and Kevin King shifting into the slot.
Inexperienced Bay bought Detroit into third-and-1 earlier than Jared Goff hit receiver Quintez Cephus for a 46-yard acquire. 4 performs later, Cephus got here free in the long run zone for a 5-yard landing to provide Detroit a 7-0 lead with 10 minutes, 36 seconds within the first quarter.
Whereas Lucas Patrick (concussion) was energetic, Jon Runyan obtained his first NFL begin at left guard.
The Packers got here out working the ball, with Aaron Jones selecting up 17 yards on his first three carries. Inexperienced Bay did a greater job of blending its personnel packages, with Aaron Rodgers’ first completion going for 18 yards on a fast cross to Davante Adams.
Robert Tonyan picked up 19 yards on a display screen cross earlier than a pair of Jones runs for 13 mixed yards arrange first-and-goal from the Detroit 5.
Lions lead Packers 17-14 at halftime
The Lions bought backed as much as first-and-25 after false begin and holding penalties. Dealing with third-and-9, linebacker Preston Smith’s stress of Goff compelled a 14-yard intentional grounding penalty.
The Packers went three-and-out on their subsequent possession, with Detroit taking up at its personal 39 after a 46-yard Corey Bojorquez punt. The Lions would pull again forward, 14-7, after Jared Goff linked with tight finish T.J. Hockenson for an 8-yard landing on second-and-goal.
Rookie Kylin Hill returned the following kickoff 42 yards, leaping over Lions kicker Austin Seibert, to start out the subsequent drive on the Inexperienced Bay 44.
The Packers bought again to working the ball with Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon combining for 50 whole yards on eight touches, together with a 13-yard display screen cross to Jones that arrange first-and-goal on the Detroit 1.
Two performs later, Rodgers hit Jones on a fast play motion cross for the 1-yard TD to tie the sport at 14 with 1:52 left within the half. Jones had 13 touches for 76 yards within the first half.
It is the second time in Jones’ profession that he is had two landing catches. The primary was in a 31-24 win over Kansas Metropolis on Oct. 27, 2019.
A 33-yard Godwin Igwebuike kickoff return allowed the Lions to start out the subsequent drive from their very own 41. Two D’Andre Swift carries for 14 yards and a 20-yard cross to Hockenson gave Detroit a primary down on the GB 25.
Packers pull forward of Lions 28-17 after three
The Packers saved feeding Aaron Jones and he saved producing, selecting up 21 yards on his first three second-half touches. Rodgers was sacked for a 10-yard loss on second-and-2 however discovered Davante Adams in single protection down the sideline for a 50-yard completion to the Detroit 26.
On third-and-6, Rodgers linked with tight finish Robert Tonyan down the seam for a 22-yard landing to place the Packers forward 21-17 with 10:26 left within the third quarter.
The Lions got here proper again with Goff selecting up 17 yards on a read-option after which hitting Hockenson on a slant for 15 yards on third-and-1. Detroit would flip over the ball on the GB 25 on downs after an incomplete cross supposed for Cephus in opposition to Eric Stokes on fourth-and-1.
Randall Cobb caught his first cross in his return to the Packers after Rodgers caught Detroit with too many males on the sphere on third-and-10. The completion went for 14 yards.
A holding name would again the Packers up 10 yards however Tonyan drew a 25-yard cross interference penalty on Lions backup cornerback Jerry Jacobs for a brand new set of downs.
Rodgers hit Cobb twice extra for 12 yards, changing a third-and-7 with a 9-yard cross within the flat. Davante Adams then went over 100 yards on the night time when he pulled down a 22-yard cross on the Detroit 11.
The third quarter ended with Rodgers discovering Jones open within the flat for an 11-yard landing to increase Inexperienced Bay’s result in 28-17. It is the primary time a Packers working again has caught three landing passes since Andy Uram in opposition to the Chicago Cardinals in 1942.
Because it began to rain close to the top of the third quarter, Goff fumbled the snap on Detroit’s subsequent drive. Packers linebacker Krys Barnes recovered, giving the offense the ball again on the Inexperienced Bay 23.