Green Bay Packers (2-2) 22, Detroit Lions (3-2) 9
Sunday October 6th 2013 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Aaron Rodgers had one touchdown pass and Mason Crosby connected on five field goals as the Green Bay Packers took a 22-9 victory over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Rodgers went 20-for-30 for 274 yards, including an 83-yard touchdown strike to James Jones for the Packers (2-2), who were coming off their bye week after dropping a game to Cincinnati. Jones finished the game with four catches for 127 yards, while Eddie Lacy had 23 carries for 99 yards for Green Bay, which ran its winning streak at home against the Lions to 23 straight games. Matthew Stafford was 25-for-40 for 262 yards and a touchdown for the Lions (3-2), who were coming off wins against Washington and Chicago. The Detroit offense sputtered much of the day thanks in large part to wide receiver Calvin Johnson sitting out the game with a knee injury. He had been listed as questionable on the team's injury report after sitting out practice both Wednesday and Thursday before participating in Friday's session on a limited basis. NOTES: Detroit's last win on the road against Green Bay came in 1991 ... The Packers have a nine-game winning streak at home ... It was the first game Johnson had missed since the final game of the 2010 season ... Green Bay totaled 449 yards, while Detroit had just 286 ... Green Bay plays at Baltimore next Sunday ... The Packers have won five straight and 15 of the last 16 against the Lions.
DETROIT   -  0  3  0  6 -  9
GREEN BAY -  3  3 10  6 - 22
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   19            16
Rush-yards-TDs           19-64-0      33-180-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 25-40-262-1-0 20-30-274-1-0
Sacked-yards                5-40           1-5
Net pass yards               222           269
Total yards                  286           449
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-0
Turnovers                      0             0
Penalties-yards             7-50         10-72
Time of Possession         27:41         32:19
1st - GB - Mason Crosby, 26-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Crosby, 52-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-0
2nd - DET - David Akers, 53-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
3rd - GB - Crosby, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 9-3
3rd - GB - James Jones, 83-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 16-3
4th - GB - Crosby, 42-yard field goal GREEN BAY 19-3
4th - GB- Crosby, 45-yard field goal GREEN BAY 22-3
4th - DET - Kris Durham, 13-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Stafford pass incomplete to Durham) GB 22-9
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lacy 23-99, Randall Cobb 2-72, Aaron Rodgers 5-8, Johnathan Franklin 3-1
DETROIT - Reggie Bush 13-44, Joique Bell 5-21, Matthew Stafford 1-(-1)
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 30-20-274 1 TD
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford 40-25-262 1 TD
GREEN BAY - Jermichael Finley 6-32, Jordy Nelson 5-82, James Jones 4-127 1 TD, Randall Cobb 4-35, Eddie Lacy 1-(-2)
DETROIT - Brandon Pettigrew 4-59, Tony Scheffler 4-55, Joique Bell 4-30, Reggie Bush 4-25, Kris Durham 3-30 1 TD, Ryan Broyles 2-27, Kevin Ogletree 2-20, Patrick Edwards 2-16
Clay Matthews had successful surgery on his broken thumb after he injured the thumb on the final play of the third quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field when he sacked quarterback Matthew Stafford.
The last time the Detroit Lions won on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, it was Sunday, December 15, 1991, in 10 degree weather that felt like seven degrees below zero, and that afternoon the Lions collected their 11th win of the season. It's been a long time. In fact, the last time the Detroit Lions won 11 games in a season was the 1962 campaign, when the team posted an 11-3 record. On that glorious mid-December day for Detroit Lions fans, running back Barry Sanders contributed 85 yards rushing on 27 carries, and had a long run for the day of 26 yards. Barry was kept out of the end zone by the home team, but wide receiver Robert Clark (a 10th round pick that would today be an undrafted free agent) caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Erik Kramer, a 19-yard reception for a score in the first quarter, and a three-yard strike in the fourth. Enter Mel Gray, "Mister Excitement." Detroit Lions punt returner Mel Gray returned a Green Bay punt 78 yards for a touchdown, and it was this special teams score that proved to be the deciding margin in the Lions 21-17 road victory at Lambeau Field. It was the 1991 Detroit Lions team that achieved the greatest number of wins in a season in Lions lore with 12. That team featured Pro Bowlers by the name of Spielman, Blades, Ball, Brown, Gray, and Sanders. The Detroit Lions defense was respectable, finishing 11th in the NFL.