Aaron Rodgers talks with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) following the game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
The Lions stopped the Packers on the first possession of the second half and then proceeded to march 74 yards on 14 plays before Julius Peppers stormed around left end to sack and force a strip fumble by Stafford that Pepper recovered.
The Packers drove the ball out to their own 40 before being forced to punt.
The Lions got the ball with about 2 minutes left in the third quarter at heir own 25. On a third and three, the Packers seemingly had the Lions stopped, but Tramon Williams was flagged for interference on Calvin Johnson.
The fourth quarter began with a short pass to Johnson for a first down just short of midfield and then things began to fall apart for the Packers defense.
The Lions drove the rest of the field and capped it with a Reggie Bush 26-yard touchdown. The drive that ended at the 10:47 mark of the game was punctuated with productive runs that ended in Bush’s TD.
The Packers took over at their own 10 down by 19-7.
On second and one, Eddie Lacy carried for a firs down another first down on a pass to Jordy Nelson and yet a third to Andrew Quarless for a third.
When Lacy caught a dump off down to the 17, he followed that up by being dumped for a four yard loss.
On third nd 5 from the 20, Rodgers hd all kinds of time, but threw incomplete to Andrew Quarless. on fourth and 5, Rodgers threw low and incomplete to Nelson in the end zone and the Packers gave the ball up on downs.
Lions 19 Packers 7
Lions took over possession inside of 8 minutes and drained the clock to within three minutes when Bush ran four yards on third and 3 to give the Lions a fresh set of downs near midfield and was the dagger for the Packers.