Dec 9, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms up before game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Packers vs. Lions: Play by play


Dec 9, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Alex Green (20) rushes with the football during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Detroit Lions tonight 27-20, an ugly win that put the Packers a full game ahead of the Chicago Bears for the NFC North Division lead.

Utilizing a solid running game and just enough big plays, many them by Randall Cobb, the Packers overcame a 14-0 deficit and a dominant performance by the Lions in the first half to take over the game in the second half when they scored 17 points. Cobb caught seven passes for 102 yards to lead the Packers and though Calvin “Megatron” Johnson caught 10 passes for 118 yards they kept him out of the end zone and contained him for the most part.

The Packers’ win tonight sets up a huge showdown with the Chicago Bears next week in Chicago. With a win, the Packers would clinch the division title. A loss would put the Packers and Bears in a tie for the lead.

 

Here is a play by play from the Packers versus Lions at Lambeau Field.

 

Packers kick off

LeShoure for 4

Second and 6 LeShoure for 1

Third and 5 pass to Calvin Johson for 10 firat down

Frist and 10 from the 35, pass to Chris Durham for 5

Second and 5 from Lions 40, LeShoure for 10

First and 10 from thje Lions 48, handoff to LeShoure for no gain

Second and 10, Packers called offside

Second and 5, Bell for 11 off left tackle

First and 10 from the Packers 35, Stafford to Johnson – offside Packers and pass interference by Johnson offset

First and 10, Stafford with the block on a reverse for 22 yards

First and 10 from the 13, inside handoff to LeShoure to the 10

Second and 5 from the 9, Stafford pass to Stephan Logan to the 5,

Third and 1, from the 3, Stafford hands off ot LeShoure up the middle

Fourth and 1, Lions go for it – Stafford under center runs bootleg and runs it in for the TD

57 yards on that drive picked up on the ground

Stafford 3-3 for 17 yards

Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards in 7:44

Lions 7 Packers 0

 

Lions kickoff is short and fielded by DJ Williams and he gets a 12 yard return

Packers first possession

First and 10 at Packers 33, Rodgers under center, DuJuan Harris gets the pitch runs right for 10

First and 10, quick pass from Rodgers to Cobb for 5

Second and 5, ball at 49, Rodgers handoff to Alex Green for 3

Third and 2 at Lions 49, Rodgers in gun, Rodgers runs for first down to the Lions 41

First and 10, handoff to Green for 8 – running hard up the middle

Second and 2, Rodgers escapes the rush and hits Cobb on the right sideline for 20

First and 10, ball at Lions 13, Rodgers scrambles right and throws short to Jermichael Finley

Second and 10, Rodgers sacked by Lawrence Jackson and fumbles … Lions recover

Seven play drive with no points for Packers

 

Lions second possession

First and 10 from Lions 20

Second and 8, Stafford in gun pass to Tony Scheffler for first down

First and 10, Bell for 3 up the middle

Second and 7 Troy Bell for 10 and a first down

First and 10 – Packers offside

First and 5 from the Packers 44, Stafford under center, pass toward Johnson on right sideline knocked down by Williams

Second and 5, Logan carried for 3

Third and 2, pass to Scheffler for 5 and a first down

End of the first quarter

Lions have possession for 11 minutes 30 seconds in first quarter.

First and 10 from Packers 37, Joique Bell for 3

Pass to Durham who makes an incredible one handed catch

First and goal Bell for 2

Second and goal, pass for a touchdown to Tony Scheffler – Lions called for unsportsmanlike penalty to be assessed on kickoff

Drive: 11 plays, 79 yards in 5:48

Lions 14 Packers 0

 

Lions kickoff  to Cobb  with a good return of 29 yards to the Packers 38

Packers second possession

First and 10 Rodgers under center, pass to Greg Jennings down the right sideline 30

Rodgers handoff to Green, for 8, but holding called on Josh Sitton

First and 18, quick pass to James Jones dropped

Second and 18, Draw play to Green for 12

Third and 6, pass to Kuhn incomplete

Crosby in for 48 yard FG attempt good

Drive: 6 plays, 31 yards in 1:55

Lions 14 Packers 3

 

Packers kickoff to Stephan Logan

Lions third possession

First and 10 from the 27 Stafford pass over the middle to Will Heller for 6

LeShoure for 3

Third and 1, Stafford sidearms a pass under heavy rush and completes to Heller

First and 10, Stafford rushes up the middle for 6

Timeout Lions

Second and 4, LeShoure for 3 up the middle

Third and 1, ball at the 48, pass to Durham for 8 and a first down

First and 10, Stafford fumbles the ball on pass attempt, picked up by Defensive lineman Mike Daniels who runs it in 43 yards for the touchdown

Mike Daniels 43 yard fumble return for TD (Mason Crosby extra point is GOOD), 6:15

Drive: 0 play, 0 yard in 0:00

Lions 14 Packers 10

 

Packers kickoff to Lions for touchback

Lions fourth possession

First and 10 from the 20, Stafford in the gun, passes a slant to Johnson for 14

First and 10, Stafford under center, hands off to LeShoure for 3

Second and 6, Stafford passes incomplete broken up by Tramon Williams

Third and 6, pass over the middle to Bell for first down,

First and 10 at Lions 48, inside handoff to LeShoure for 3

Second and 7, LeShoure runs off left tackle for 8 and a first down

First and 10, Stafford pass long over the middle intercepted by Sam Shields who returns it out to the Packers 45

 

Packers possession

First and 10, Rodgers in the gun on first down, inside handoff to DuJuan Harris for no gain

2-minute warning

Second and 10, Quick pass to Cobb gains 1 yard

Third and 10, false start on Sitton

Third and 15, pass to Cobb for 5

Fourth down and punt

Masthay punts touchback, but Lions called for holding

 

First and 10, ball at the Lions 10 LeShoure for 3

Packers timeout

Second and 7, Bell for 2

Packers second timeout

Third and 5 from the Lions 15, Stafford in gun calls timeout

Third and 5, 47 second remain in the half, pass to Johnson for a first down

Lions kneel on it

End of first half

Lions 14 Packers 10

First half statistics courtesy of si.com

Packers

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Rodgers 5/8 61 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Green 4 26 0 12
Harris 2 10 0 11
Rodgers 1 6 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Cobb 4 34 0 21
Jennings 1 27 0 27
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Rodgers 1 1 0

 

Lions

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Stafford 13/16 114 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Leshoure 11 43 0 9
Bell 8 40 0 13
Thomas 1 22 0 22
Stafford 3 9 1 6
Logan 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Durham 3 41 0 27
Johnson 3 31 0 14
Scheffler 3 20 1 13
Heller 2 8 0 5
Bell 1 10 0 10
Logan 1 4 0 4
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Stafford 1 1 0

 

Packers

Interceptions NO YDS LG TD
Shields 1 32 32 0
Defense TACKLES ASST SACKS
Burnett 5 1 0
Hawk 4 3 0
Jones 3 2 0
Walden 2 2 0
Pickett 2 1 0
Zombo 2 1 0
Jennings 2 0 0
Raji 2 0 0
Moses 1 2 0
House 1 1 0
Daniels 1 0 0
Hayward 1 0 0
McMillian 1 0 0
Shields 1 0 0
Williams 1 0 0
Fumbles FORCED REC-D
Daniels 0 1

Lions

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Stafford 13/16 114 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Leshoure 11 43 0 9
Bell 8 40 0 13
Thomas 1 22 0 22
Stafford 3 9 1 6
Logan 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Durham 3 41 0 27
Johnson 3 31 0 14
Scheffler 3 20 1 13
Heller 2 8 0 5
Bell 1 10 0 10
Logan 1 4 0 4
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Stafford 1 1 0
Defense TACKLES ASST SACKS
Carey 3 1 0
Fairley 2 0 0
Silva 2 0 0
Jackson 1 1 1
Levy 1 1 0
Houston 1 0 0
Lacey 0 2 0
Tulloch 0 2 0
Fumbles FORCED REC-D
Tulloch 0 1
Jackson 1 0

 

Kickoff to Packers, Cobb with return

Frist down pass to Jones,

First and 10, quick shovel pass to Cobb who fumbles and Barclay recovers

Second and 14, pass to Finley for 8

Third and 14, pass incomplete, but personal foul on Suh

First and 10, Finley pass from Rodgers for 9

Second and 1, ball at 36, handoff to Green for 2 and a first down

First and 10, Rodgers under center, pass left to cobb for 6

Second and 4, ball at the Lions 33, Rodgers throws long down left sideline incomplete

Third and 4, Rodgers in gun, Rodgers scrambles and runs 24 yards for the touchdown

Drive: 8 plays, 74 yards in 3:06

Packers 17 Lions 14

 

Packers kick off to Lions

Logan with 28 yard return

Lions possession

First and 10, from the 28, reverse to Mike Thomas for 3

Second and 7, pass to Scheffler incomplete

Third and 7, pass to Johnson over the middle for first down, penalty on Morgan Burnett

First and 10 from Packers 36, LeShoure for 2

Second and 8, pass to Johnson for 6

Third and 2, pass incomplete – Johnson falls

Hanson with 46 yard FG is good

Packers 17 Lions 17

 

Lions kick off to Packers

Cobb with the return

First and 10, Green for 1

Second and 9, Rodgers throws incomplete

Third and 9, pass over the middle to James Jones for a first down

First and 10 from 43, Green off right tackle for 10 and another first down

First and 10, pass to Boykin for 4 yards

Second and 6, inside handoff to Green for no gain

Third and 6, pass to Jennings incomplete

Fourth down punt by Masthay – logan fair catch

 

Lions possession

First and 10, LeShoure for 1

Second and 9, pass incomplete over the middle

Third and 9, ball at Lions 11, pass incomplete

Fourth down punt, Cobb fair catch at the 50 – 4:26 left in the third quarter

 

Packers possession

First and 10 at the 50 Cobb with the one handed catch for 24

Second and 10, pass to Green incomplete

Third and 10, Rodgers sacked

Crosby 52 yarder no good

 

Lions possession

First and 10 at the Lions 42, LeShoure for 3

Second and 7, LeShoure for 5, but Detroit called for holding

Second and 17, pass to Johnson for 11

Third and 6, pass to Bell for big first down

First and 10, pass to Johnson for 6

Second and 4, LeShoure for 1

End of third quarter

Third and 4, pass down left side incomplete

Fourth down

Hanson from 51 yards – short

 

Packers possession

First down and 10 from the Packers41, Green off tackle for 6,

Second and 4, Green runs sweep for 2

Third and 2, Rodgers in the gun, delay to Green up the middle for 6 and a first down

First and 10, Green for 9 off right tackle

Second and 1, Ryan Grant for his first carry picks up 13 yards

First and 10, ball at the Lions 19, Green falls, gets up and picks up 6,

Second and 4, Juan Harris for 14 yards and a touchdown – walks in untouched

Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards in 4:04

Packers 24 Lions 17

 

Packers kick off Stephan Logan returns it to the Lions 27

Lions possession

First and 10 from the 27, Pass to Will Heller for 8, penalty on Packers illegal hands to the face on BJ RAji

First and 10, pass to Heller for 6

Second and 3, Bell for 2

Third and 1, Bell for 1 and a first down

First and 10, pass incomplete to Durham

Second and 10, Bell for 2

Third and 8, pass incomplete

Fourth and 8, punt – Cobb fields short punt and returns it to the 43

 

Packers possession

First and 10, Rodgers slips in pocket and throws deep down the middle incomplete for Jennings

Timeout Green Bay – first

Second and 10, pitch to DuJuan Harris for loss of 1

Third and 11, huge pass to Cobb for 36 yards

Timeout Packers at 5:36 mark

First and 10, ball at Lions 26, DuJuan Harris for 1

Second and 9, Harris for 2

Third and 7, pass incomplete to Jennings in the end zone

Crosby hits 41 yard FG

Drive: 7 plays, 40 yards in 3:09

Packers 27 Lions 17

 

Packers kickoff short to lineman

First and 10 from 30, pass nearly intercepted by Sam Shields

Second and 10, pass deflected by DL Mike Daniels

Third and 10, pass to Johnson for first down

First and 10, penalty on Lions – false start

First and 15, pass to Bell for 6

Second and 11, pass to Johnson and another first down

first and 10 , ball at Packers 44, Stafford passes incomplete

2:41 remain

Second and 10, Stafford n the gun, passes to right sideline and interception dropped by Casey Hayward

Third and 10, pass incomplete, coverage by Hayward

Fourth and 10 from the 44, pass intercepted by Jaron McMillian

However, the replay shows McMillian trapped the ball … but the Packers still get the ball on the change of possession on downs.

 

Packers possession

First and 10 Green for 2

Lions first timeout

Second and 8, Kuhn loses 3

Third and 11,

Lions second timeout

Rodgers falls down for a sack

Lions final timeout

Fourth down punt by Masthay down to the 23 yard line

Two minute warning

 

Lions possession

First and 10, Stafford pass complete to Durham

first and 10, pass to Heller for 8,

Second and 2, pass incomplete, but illegal contact called on Tramon Williams

First and 10, 1:06 left – pass to Bell over the middle for 8,

Second and 2, long pass downfield into triple coverage incomplete

Third and 2, 35 seconds remaining, pass over middle to Bell

17 seconds remaining

Second and 10, pass to Johnson to the 18

34 yard FG by Hanson is good

Packers 27 Lions 20

 

Lions onside kick with 7 seconds left – Hanson kicks it out of bound

Packers victory formation

Packers win seventh out of 8

Lions lose fifth in a row.

Final statistics by si.com

Packers

Interceptions NO YDS LG TD
Shields 1 32 32 0
Defense TACKLES ASST SACKS
Burnett 9 2 0
Jones 8 4 0
Hawk 4 4 0
Hayward 4 0 0
Raji 4 0 0
Pickett 3 3 0
Jennings 3 1 0
Walden 2 4 0
House 2 1 0
Shields 2 1 0
Zombo 2 1 0
Moses 1 2 0
Daniels 1 0 0
McMillian 1 0 0
Williams 1 0 0
Fumbles FORCED REC-D
Daniels 0 1

Lions

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Stafford 27/45 264 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Leshoure 14 49 0 9
Bell 12 49 0 13
Thomas 2 25 0 22
Stafford 3 9 1 6
Logan 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Johnson 10 118 0 20
Bell 5 47 0 15
Durham 4 54 0 27
Heller 4 21 0 8
Scheffler 3 20 1 13
Logan 1 4 0 4
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Stafford 1 1 0

Packers

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Rodgers 14/24 173 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Green 13 69 0 12
Rodgers 3 32 1 27
Harris 7 31 1 14
Grant 1 13 0 13
Kuhn 1 -5 0 -5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Cobb 7 102 0 38
Jones 2 27 0 16
Finley 2 16 0 9
Jennings 1 27 0 27
Boykin 1 4 0 4
Green 1 -3 0 -3
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Green 1 0 0
Rodgers 1 1 0
Daniels 0 0 1
Interceptions NO YDS LG TD
Shields 1 32 32 0
Defense TACKLES ASST SACKS
Burnett 9 2 0
Jones 8 4 0
Hawk 4 4 0
Hayward 4 0 0
Raji 4 0 0
Pickett 3 3 0
Jennings 3 1 0
Walden 2 4 0
House 2 1 0
Shields 2 1 0
Zombo 2 1 0
Moses 1 2 0
Daniels 1 0 0
McMillian 1 0 0
Williams 1 0 0
Fumbles FORCED REC-D
Daniels 0 1

Lions

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Stafford 27/45 264 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Leshoure 14 49 0 9
Bell 12 49 0 13
Thomas 2 25 0 22
Stafford 3 9 1 6
Logan 1 3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Johnson 10 118 0 20
Bell 5 47 0 15
Durham 4 54 0 27
Heller 4 21 0 8
Scheffler 3 20 1 13
Logan 1 4 0 4
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Stafford 1 1 0
Defense TACKLES ASST SACKS
Silva 6 3 0
Carey 4 1 0
Fairley 4 0 1
Tulloch 3 7 0
Durant 3 1 0
Levy 2 3 0
Lacey 2 2 0
Avril 2 0 1
Palmer 2 0 0
Jackson 1 2 1
Green 1 0 0
Houston 1 0 0
Lee 1 0 0
Suh 0 1 0
Vanden Bosch 0 1 0
Fumbles FORCED REC-D
Tulloch 0 1
Fairley 1 0
Jackson 1 0

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/gameflash/2012/12/09/5099/index.html#ixzz2EcY7LJN8

 

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