April 18, 2014

Packers streak over Lions continues

The Green Bay Packers 27-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night,

Aaron Rodgers

extended their long run of success over the Lions.

Green Bay has now won an NFL record 22-straight games against the Lions at Lambeau Field.

It looked for a while like the Lions might end their long misery.  Detroit jumped out to a 14-0 lead when QB Matthews Stafford had the ball slip out of his hand.  Rookie DT Mike Daniels recovered the fumble, broke a tackle and ran 43 yards for a touchdown.

AUDIO: Mike Daniels on getting to the end zone :12

That was the turning point for the Packers.  From that point, the Packers comeback turned serious the outcome was about to be determined.

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy said the kept battling :14

The Packers improved to 9-4 with the win and have a one-game lead on the Bears atop the NFC North.  If the Packers can beat Chicago this coming Sunday, they’ll wrap up their second straight NFC North Division title.

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy said they’re focussed on winning the division in Chicago :22

The Packers have now reeled off 11-straight wins against division foes, which extends their record.

Detroit drove 80-yards on 12 plays to start the game and enjoyed a 22:41 to 7:19 advantage in first half time of possession.  The Lions also held a 218 to 94 yard advantage at the half. 

The Packers were outplayed in the first half, yet they only trailed 14-10 at halftime, which had to be encouraging. 

Aaron Rodgers didn’t throw a single touchdown pass in the game, breaking a string of 35-straight games with at least one touchdown.  That was the second best streak in NFL history behind Dan Marino (39).

Rodgers did put the Packers on the board first in the second half by using his legs.  He ran 27 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown. 

After Jason Hanson’s 46-yard field goal tied the game 17-17, Green Bay’s DuJuan Harris gave the Packers the lead for good with a 14-yard touchdown run.

Mason Crosby and Hanson traded field goals in the final minutes for the final outcome.