Detroit Lions (7-5) 40, Green Bay Packers (5-6-1) 10
Thursday November 28th 2013 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - The Detroit Lions used a stifling defense to overcome four turnovers and post a win on Thanksgiving for the first time in 10 years, a 40-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers in an NFC North battle. In addition to posting seven sacks, a safety, an interception and two fumble recoveries, the Lions limited the Packers to just 123 total yards and no offensive touchdowns, as the only time Green Bay found the end zone was on a fumble recovery that was taken in for a score. It was the first time Detroit posted a win in its annual Thanksgiving game since 2003, when the team beat a Brett Favre-led Packers, 22-14. The Lions prevailed despite Matthew Stafford continuing his recent troubles with turning over the ball. Last week against Tampa Bay, the quarterback threw four interceptions and was picked off twice in this game, in addition to losing a fumble that led to the Packers' touchdown. However, Stafford did wind up throwing for 330 yards and three scores on 22-of-35 passing, with Calvin Johnson catching six balls for 101 yards and a score for Detroit, which now sits atop the NFC North with a half-game lead on Chicago, which plays in Minnesota on Sunday. Reggie Bush totaled 182 yards from scrimmage. He finished with 20 carries for 117 yards and five catches for 65 yards to help his team break a two- game skid. Green Bay, on the other hand, has continued to struggle without Aaron Rodgers, as the team was coming off a tie to Minnesota that was preceded by three straight losses. Matt Flynn, the third quarterback to start under center since Rodgers' injury, was ineffective all day, as was the rest of the offense. Flynn went just 10-for-20 for 139 yards with an interception and two lost fumbles, while Eddie Lacy was held to just 16 yards on 10 carries. NOTES: The Lions totaled 561 yards and controlled the ball for nearly 40 1/2 minutes...Green Bay's 43 yards in the first half was its fewest since Nov. 6, 2000 against Minnesota ... It was Stafford's first win against Green Bay in seven tries...Detroit defensive end Ziggy Ansah had two sacks, and leads all rookies with seven on the season...Nine different receivers caught the ball for Detroit. 
GREEN BAY -  0 10  0  0 - 10
DETROIT   -  0 17  9 14 - 40
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                    7            30
Rush-yards-TDs           15-24-0      43-241-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-20-139-0-1 22-35-330-3-2
Sacked-yards                7-37          1-10
Net pass yards               102           320
Total yards                  126           561
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           2-2
Turnovers                      3             4
Penalties-yards             3-25          5-50
Time of Possession         19:34         40:26
2nd - DET - David Akers, 27-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
2nd - GB - Mason Crosby, 54-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Morgan Burnett, 1-yard fumble return (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - DET - Jeremy Ross, 5-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Akers kick) TIED 10-10
2nd - DET - Reggie Bush, 1-yard run (Akers kick) DETROIT 17-10
3rd - DET - Calvin Johnson, 20-yard pass from Stafford (Akers kick) DETROIT 24-10
3rd - DET - Safety, Matt Flynn sacked in the end zone by Ndamukong Suh DETROIT 26-10
4th - DET - Joique Bell, 1-yard run (Akers kick) DETROIT 33-10
4th - DET - Kevin Ogletree, 20-yard pass from Stafford (Akers kick) DETROIT 40-10
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lacy 10-16, Matt Flynn 2-4, James Starks 2-2, John Kuhn 1-2
DETROIT - Reggie Bush 20-117 1 TD, Joique Bell 19-94 1 TD, Jeremy Ross 1-24, Matthew Stafford 1-8, Shaun Hill 2-(-2)
GREEN BAY - Matt Flynn 20-10-139 1 INT
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford 35-22-330 3 TD 2 INT
GREEN BAY - James Jones 3-79, Eddie Lacy 2-23, Jordy Nelson 2-14, Ryan Taylor 1-8, John Kuhn 1-8, Andrew Quarless 1-7
DETROIT - Calvin Johnson 6-101 1 TD, Reggie Busg 5-65, Kris Durham 3-68, Joique Bell 3-34, Dorin Dickerson 1-26, Kevin Ogletree 1-20 1 TD, Brandon Pettigrew 1-6, Jeremy Ross 1-5 1 TD, Theo Riddick 1-5
Ndamukong Suh lays Matt Flynn down for a safety in Detroit's first win on Thanksgiving since 2003 (Photo Credit: G. Smith/Detroit Lions)