Lions hand Aaron Rodgers, Packers fifth straight loss – Duluth News Tribune

DETROIT — Jared Goff threw two touchdown passes and the hosts Detroit Lions broke a five-game losing streak while giving the Green Bay Packers their fifth straight 15-9 loss on Sunday.

Goff threw for 137 yards while Jamaal Williams gained 81 yards with 24 carries. Shane Zylstra and James Mitchell scored their first career touchdowns for Detroit (2-6).

Aaron Rodgers threw for 291 yards and a touchdown for the Packers but was intercepted three times. Allen Lazard caught four passes for 87 yards and a goal for Green Bay (3-6).

Detroit led 8-0 at halftime.

The Lions drove inside the Green Bay 10-yard line on their first possession, but flipped the ball on downs.

The Packers rushed for 88 yards in 13 games on their first possession but went empty-handed. On the first-and-goal from the 5, Rodgers tried to hit Lazard down the middle, but Kerby Joseph intercepted the pass.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at the Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard catches a touchdown on Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah during the second half of Sunday in Detroit.

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On the Packers’ next dive, Rodgers connected with Lazard on a 47-yard pass to the Detroit 1. They failed to pocket it in the next three games and Rodgers was intercepted by Aidan Hutchinson in fourth place.

The goalless block was finally broken with 15 seconds left at half-time on Goff’s 1-yard pass to Zylstra. That completed a 61-yard, eight-play drive. After a Packers penalty, Williams rushed for a two-point conversion.

Green Bay had an opportunity in Detroit after Jaire Alexander intercepted a Goff pass. Rodgers returned the ball two games later when Joseph picked it up again.

The Packers’ drought ended at 4:53 in the third quarter on Rodgers’ 20-yard scoring pass to Lazard. Rodgers threw an incomplete on the two-point try, keeping the score 8-6.

The Lions responded with a 13-play drive for 70 yards. Mitchell caught a 3-yard touchdown from Goff in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at the Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Benito Jones (94) tackles Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon at Ford Field in Detroit Sunday.

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Mason Crosby’s 25-yard field goal with 6:36 left pulled the Packers within six points.

Samori Toure made a 32-yard reception to bring Green Bay to the Lions ’17, but Rodgers then threw four straight misses in the last minute.


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