The Green Bay Packers’ dominance over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field continues.
The Packers fought off a game Lions team for a 27-20 win that puts them alone atop the division with only three games remaining in the regular season.
As Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty writes, the win puts the Packers (9-4) one game ahead the Chicago (8-5) after the Bears lost a huge game at division-rival Minnesota on Sunday afternoon.
“I did some foreshadowing the last couple weeks,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said, “about this is how some games are going to go. It’s going to be ugly at times, but the main thing is to win. We’re 9-4, right now we’re first in the division by a game, putting ourselves in good position not only for the division but potentially maybe for a first-round bye. The division is the first goal, getting to 10 wins so we can start talking about the ‘P’ word. We can wrap things up next week. Tough opponent, tough place to play. A lot on the line.”
You can read the rest of Dougherty’s game story here: http://tinyurl.com/a5rg3ze.
*Aaron Rodgers’ 35-game streak with at least one throwing touchdown at Lambeau Field came to an end Sunday, but as Press-Gazette sports editor Mike Vandermause writes, the Packers quarterback isn’t too concerned in the wake of Sunday’s win (http://tinyurl.com/axr4qyp).
*The Packers’ eventual game-winning drive was keyed by a variety of unconventional players, writes Press-Gazette reporter Rob Demovsky (http://tinyurl.com/a5pvyh4).
*Packers rookie defensive lineman Mike Daniels drew some inspiration from his high school days as a running back on his 43-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown leads out Packers’ notebook, along with an injury update on offensive lineman T.J. Lang (http://tinyurl.com/c65gvwn).
*The Packers’ perennial dominance over the Lions leads Vandermause’s rants and raves (http://www.packersnews.com/article/20121209/PKR01/121209028/Rants-raves-Packers-continue-NFC-North-dominance?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1).
*Demovsky’s Insider gives a thumbs up to the defense’s two turnovers in the second quarter while giving a thumbs down to the offensive line’s holding calls that stalled a few drives (http://www.packersnews.com/article/20121209/PKR01/121209027/Insider-Takeaways-keep-Packers-game?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1).