DETROIT – The Packers scored to open the second half and took a 17-14 lead over the Lions into the fourth quarter on Sunday night at Ford Field.
The Packers started the third quarter with a promising drive. Passes of 7 yards to WR Davante Adams and 11 yards to WR Geronimo Allison picked up two first downs. QB Aaron Rodgers scrambled for another first down, and a 20-yard pass to WR Jordy Nelson got the ball into the red zone.
A quick slant to Nelson picked up 16 more to make it first-and-goal on the 3, and Rodgers found WR Davante Adams for the touchdown. K Mason Crosby’s extra point gave the Packers a 17-14 lead with 9:23 left in the quarter.
The Lions got one first down on their next drive with a run and reception by RB Zach Zenner, but Packers LB Nick Perry sacked QB Matthew Stafford on third down on the ensuing series, and the Lions had to punt. It was Perry’s 11th sack of the season, and his third in the last two weeks with the bulky club protecting his injured hand.
The Packers picked up two first downs on their next drive, with FB Aaron Ripkowski running for 5 yards and RB Ty Montgomery gaining 11, but a false start penalty led to a punt. P Jake Schum hit a beauty that was downed at the Detroit 5.
The Lions got out of the hole with a 30-yard pass to WR Marvin Jones down the sideline, and Packers CB Quinten Rollins was injured on the play and carted to the locker room after a lengthy delay to stabilize him on a backboard. Several Packers players gathered near the cart kneeling while Rollins was being attended to.