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Green Bay Packers 24, Detroit Lions 20: How they scored

Nov. 18, 2012
 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) dives into the end zone past Detroit Lions safety Ricardo Silva (39) on a 20-yard touchdown pass during the second quarter of Sunday's game at Ford Field in Detroit. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette

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Scoring plays from Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. The Packers won 24-20.

Green Bay 0 7 7 10 — 24
Detroit 3 7 7 3 — 20

First quarter

Lions 3, Packers 0

Jason Hanson, 30-yard field goal, 4:24.

Keys: After forcing Detroit into a third-and-12, the Packers switched to their dollar (eight defensive backs) package, but Calvin Johnson sprung open from the slot on a 53-yard pass from Matthew Stafford to get to the Green Bay 18. Safety Morgan Burnett sacked Stafford on third-and-goal to force the field goal.

Drive: 8 plays, 57 yards, 3:08.

Second quarter

Packers 7, Lions 3

Jermichael Finley, 20-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 13:56.
Keys: Rodgers completed 5-of-6 passes for 69 yards on the drive. On the touchdown play, the Lions shadowed James Starks on a screen pass. It opened the middle of the field for Finley, who caught the quick pass from Rodgers and scampered into the end zone for his first score since Week 1.

Drive: 11 plays, 81 yards, 5:28.

Lions 10, Packers 7

Mikel Leshoure, 1-yard run (Hanson kick), 8:06.

Keys: The Packers struggled to generate much of a pass rush without Clay Matthews on the Lions’ fourth drive, allowing Stafford to go 4-for-4 passing for 55 yards, including a pair of third down-converting completions to Johnson.

Drive: 10 plays, 74 yards, 5:50.

Third quarter

Packers 14, Lions 10

M.D. Jennings, 72-yard interception return (Crosby kick), 8:31.

Keys: Stafford’s erratic throws finally came back to haunt him on his second interception of the day. He threw behind tight end Tony Scheffler, who then batted the pass up and into the arms of Jennings. The Packers had several key blocks on the play to spring the second-year undrafted safety to the end zone.

Lions 17, Packers 14

Johnson, 25-yard pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 3:01.

Keys: The Lions responded with a lengthy drive and touchdown pass to Johnson, who caught the pass through the arms of defending safety Morgan Burnett for the fourth lead change of the game.

Drive: 10 plays, 83 yards, 5:30.

Fourth quarter

Lions 20, Packers 14

Hanson, 27-yard field goal, 4:25.

Keys: The Packers had a chance to tie, but Crosby missed a 38-yarder to give the ball back to Detroit. The Lions drove the length of the field, but again stalled inside the Packers’ 10.

Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards, 4:12.

Packers 21, Lions 20

Randall Cobb, 22-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 1:55.

Keys: The drive was keyed by Finley’s 40-yard reception off a quick out route and a handful of Lions missed tackles. On third-and-1 from Detroit’s 22, Rodgers lofted a pass to Cobb in the end zone for the go-ahead score.

Drive: 6 plays, 82 yards, 2:30.

Packers 24, Lions 20

Crosby, 39-yard field goal, 0:19.

Keys: After missing two critical field goals, Crosby finally connected to give the Packers a four-point cushion after Detroit went four-and-out deep in their territory.

Drive: 4 plays, minus-1 yards, 1:00.

— Weston Hodkiewicz, Press-Gazette

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