GREEN BAY – It was the first drive of the game, and it got the Packers rolling.
The opening eight-play, 75-yard march on Sunday set the tone for the Packers’ 34-27 victory over the Lions in front of 78,411 at Lambeau Field.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers started things by hitting tight end Jared Cook on a 15-yard slant to convert on third-and-5, and the Packers were off and running.
Two plays later, Rodgers scrambled out of trouble and found receiver Randall Cobb wide open over the middle for 33 yards. That got the Packers into the red zone, and three snaps later, Rodgers beat Detroit’s blitz by hitting receiver Davante Adams for a 14-yard TD, opening up the floodgates.
Green Bay would go on to score on its next four possessions as well, adding three TDs and a field goal for a 31-3 lead late in the second quarter.