GREEN BAY – The Lions closed the gap a little in the third quarter as the Packers led 34-17 heading into the fourth on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Lions marched right down the field on the opening drive of the second half. QB Matt Stafford hit WR Marvin Jones for 23 yards to start it, and the drive eventually came down to fourth-and-goal from the 2. Rolling right, Stafford found WR Anquan Boldin for the TD, cutting the Packers’ lead to 31-17 with 8:23 left in the period.
The Packers responded to make it a three-score game again. Four straight tosses to RB Eddie Lacy gained 30 yards, and QB Aaron Rodgers hit TE Justin Perillo for 13 more. A holding penalty knocked the Packers out of FG range briefly, but Rodgers scrambled 14 yards to set up a 46-yard FG from K Mason Crosby. The Packers led 34-17 with 3:14 left in the third.
The Lions had reached midfield and faced third-and-8 as the quarter expired.