The Green Bay Packers (7-3) won their fifth straight game as they beat the Lions (4-6) in Detroit Sunday, 24-20. Down 20-14, the Packers scored the final ten points of the game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (19-27, 236 yards, 1 interception) gave the Packers a 21-20 lead as he tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to receiver Randall Cobb (9 receptions, 74 yards) with 1:55 to play in the fourth quarter. After the Lions turned the ball over on downs, kicker Mason Crosby drilled a 39-yard field goal for the final margin of victory. Tightend Jermichael Finley (3 receptions, 66 yards) gave Green Bay a 7-3 lead with a 20-yard scoring reception in the second quarter and safety M.D. Jennings put the Packers ahead 14-10 in the third with a 72-yard interception return.
It was a tough day for the Packers. Crosby’s struggles continue as he missed two field goals before connecting late in the fourth. Crosby was wide left from both 50 and 38 yards. The Packers committed nine penalties for 80 yards and the offensive line had a rough time, giving up three sacks and five hits on Rodgers.
Next up for the Packers is a trip to New York and a meeting with the Giants (6-4). Kickoff Sunday is at 7:20 PM.
The Packers are now 94-65-7 all-time against the Lions. That includes a mark of 38-40-3 at Detroit and 8-3 at Ford Field.
The Packers have won 21 of their last 24 games with the Lions.
As head coach of the Packers, Mike McCarthy has a record of 12-1 against the Lions and he is 6-1 at Ford Field.
The Packers winning streak against NFC North teams has now reached nine.
Other NFC North Games:
Chicago (7-2) at San Francisco (6-2-1) (7:30 PM Monday)