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Lions take advantage of mistakes in 31-23 win over Packers

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions took advantage of some mistakes they forced Green Bay to make and were fortunate some breaks simply went their way.

Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and LeGarrette Blount ran for two scores, lifting the Lions to a 31-23 win over the Packers on Sunday.

Detroit (2-3) earned a win it desperately needed under first-year coach Matt Patricia, going into its bye week.

''We get two weeks to 10 days to sit on whatever happens,'' said Stafford, who was 14 of 26 for 183 yards with two TDs and no turnovers. ''And, it feels a whole lot better with a win.''

Green Bay (2-2-1) was doomed because veteran Mason Crosby had the worst game of his life and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers lost two fumbles for just the third time in his 14-year career.

''We just couldn't overcome all the things we did wrong,'' Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. ''We did some good things in the second half, but you can't dig yourself that kind of hole.''

Crosby missed a career-high four field goals in one game and failed to make an extra point to boot. He connected on a field goal with 2 seconds left, but that wasn't of much consolation after his poor performance.

''I look back and I'm thinking, in my childhood, in high school, this is definitely one of the worst ones,'' said Crosby, the first NFL kicker to miss four field goals in a game since 2010.

Detroit recovered an onside kick to seal the win, preventing Rodgers from getting another chance at a game-winning Hail Mary in Detroit like the one he threw in 2015.

The Lions built a big lead in the first half, picking up where they left off in their last home game, a 16-point win over the New England Patriots.

Blount had a pair of 1-yard TD runs in the first quarter and Stafford's 8-yard pass to Marvin Jones late in the second quarter put Detroit up 24-0.

Patricia, though, didn't think the Lions' cushion was comfortable.

''Unfortunately, I've seen that quarterback on the other side there crush a lot of leads pretty quickly and come back,'' said Patricia, a former Patriots defensive coordinator.

Rodgers, missing injured receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison, threw short TDs to rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Lance Kendricks in the third to pull the Packers within 10 points.

Stafford answered with a 5-yard TD pass to Kenny Golladay early in the fourth quarter to give Detroit a 31-14 lead.

''It was big to chew up some time to give our defense a little bit of a rest and come away with some points,'' Stafford said.

Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on a 12-yard throw for a third TD pass, but Crosby hit the left upright on the extra point to let the Lions keep an 11-point lead midway through the fourth quarter. Adams has scored in 10 straight road games, equaling a league record set by Tommy McDonald of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1959 to 1961.

Rodgers was 32 of 52 for 442 yards - the second-highest total of his career - with three TD passes.

''We've been a one-half team all year,'' he said. ''We need to do something about that.''

STREAKING

The Lions, who didn't face Rodgers last year, have won three straight in the series for the first time the 1990-91 seasons.

SOUND STRATEGY

Detroit had success on defense, going after Rodgers with just four players and dropping seven into coverage. Rodgers held onto the ball to wait for receivers to get open, but they couldn't, and it led to three sacks and his two fumbles.

''They gave up rushers in order to extend plays, and they got some turnovers out of it,'' McCarthy said. ''We're usually successful in those situations, but they did some good things.''

INJURY REPORT

Packers: LB Nick Perry (ankle) and CB Kevin King (chin) were hurt during the game.

Lions: RB Kerryon Johnson, who ran for 70 yards on 12 carries, went out in the fourth quarter after appearing to hurt his right ankle. CB Teez Tabor (groin) and CB Jamal Agnew (knee) also left the game with injuries.

UP NEXT

Packers: Host San Francisco on Monday, Oct. 15.

Lions: Off until playing at Miami on Oct. 21.

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Key Players
A. Rodgers 12 QB
442 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 10 RuYds
34
FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
183 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, RuYd
19
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:07
M.Crosby 41 yard field goal is GOOD Center-H.Bradley Holder-J.Scott.
6
plays
74
yds
1:02
pos
23
31
Missed Point After Touchdown 9:01
M.Crosby extra point is No Good Hit Left Upright Center-H.Bradley Holder-J.Scott.
plays
yds
pos
20
31
Touchdown 9:01
A.Rodgers pass short left to D.Adams for 12 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
3:54
pos
20
31
Point After TD 12:55
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
14
31
Touchdown 12:55
M.Stafford pass short right to K.Golladay for 5 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
3:19
pos
14
30
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 1:14
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. A.Rodgers pass to M.Valdes-Scantling is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
14
24
Touchdown 1:14
A.Rodgers pass short right to L.Kendricks for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN [G.Quin].
11
plays
55
yds
4:41
pos
14
24
Two Point Conversion 9:40
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. A.Rodgers pass to J.Williams is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.
plays
yds
pos
8
24
Touchdown 9:40
A.Rodgers pass short left to M.Valdes-Scantling for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
75
yds
5:20
pos
6
24
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:15
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
0
24
Touchdown 0:15
M.Stafford pass short middle to M.Jones for 8 yards TOUCHDOWN [K.Clark].
4
plays
29
yds
00:38
pos
0
23
Field Goal 14:52
M.Prater 39 yard field goal is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
4
plays
1
yds
00:21
pos
0
17
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:06
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin. PENALTY on GB-K.King Roughing the Kicker 15 yards enforced between downs.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 1:06
L.Blount left tackle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
69
yds
2:16
pos
0
13
Point After TD 10:30
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:30
J.Dahl reported in as eligible. L.Blount up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
1
yds
00:04
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 33:20 26:40
1st Downs 30 18
Rushing 6 6
Passing 23 9
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 3-10 5-13
4th Down Conv 2-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 521 264
Total Plays 76 57
Avg Gain 6.9 4.6
Net Yards Rushing 98 94
Rush Attempts 20 28
Avg Rush Yards 4.9 3.4
Net Yards Passing 423 170
Comp. - Att. 32-52 14-26
Yards Per Pass 8.1 6.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-19 3-13
Penalties - Yards 12-112 8-71
Touchdowns 3 4
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 3 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 3-3 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 0-0.0 5-45.2
Return Yards 31 30
Punts - Returns 2-2 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-29 1-30
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 1/6 5/6
Extra Points 0/1 4/4
Field Goals 1/5 1/2
Red Zone Eff. 3-4 -75% 4-4 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-3 -67% 4-4 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Packers 2-2-1 0014923
Lions 2-3 14100731
423 PASS YDS 170
98 RUSH YDS 94
521 TOTAL YDS 264
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Rodgers 12 QB
34
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.5% 442 3 0 108.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63% 1572 10 1 100.1
A. Rodgers 32/52 442 3 0 34
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Jones 33 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 147 1
A. Jones 7 40 0 18 5
J. Williams 30 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 195 0
J. Williams 6 33 0 11 6
T. Montgomery 88 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 87 0
T. Montgomery 4 15 0 10 3
A. Rodgers 12 QB
34
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 77 0
A. Rodgers 3 10 0 6 34
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Adams 17 WR
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 9 140 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 425 4
D. Adams 12 9 140 1 30 20
E. St. Brown 19 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 89 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 89 0
E. St. Brown 5 3 89 0 54 8
J. Graham 80 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 6 76 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 245 1
J. Graham 11 6 76 0 24 7
M. Valdes-Scantling 83 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 7 68 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 109 1
M. Valdes-Scantling 10 7 68 1 14 12
T. Montgomery 88 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 158 0
T. Montgomery 3 1 23 0 23 3
J. Williams 30 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 47 0
J. Williams 4 2 19 0 12 6
A. Jones 33 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 41 0
A. Jones 3 2 19 0 12 5
L. Kendricks 84 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 8 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 30 1
L. Kendricks 2 2 8 1 7 6
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Morrison 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-8 0 0.0
A. Morrison 4-1 0.0 0 0
B. Martinez 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-14 0 3.0
B. Martinez 4-1 2.0 0 0
O. Burks 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
O. Burks 4-0 0.0 0 0
K. King 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
K. King 4-0 0.0 0 0
T. Williams 38 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-4 0 0.0
T. Williams 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Brice 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-5 0 1.0
K. Brice 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Lowry 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
D. Lowry 3-0 0.0 0 0
R. Gilbert 93 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-5 0 1.0
R. Gilbert 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Daniels 76 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 1.0
M. Daniels 2-0 0.0 0 0
N. Perry 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 0 1.0
N. Perry 2-1 0.0 0 0
H. Clinton-Dix 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-3 3 1.0
H. Clinton-Dix 2-0 1.0 0 0
J. Jackson 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-2 0 0.0
J. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Clark 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-7 0 1.0
K. Clark 2-0 0.0 0 0
L. Taylor 65 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Crawford 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Crawford 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Bell 74 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Bell 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Fackrell 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 3.0
K. Fackrell 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Matthews 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 0.0
C. Matthews 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Crosby 2 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/5 0/1
SEASON FG XP
11/16 8/10
M. Crosby 1/5 41 0/1 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Montgomery 88 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 14.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 20.2 25 0
T. Montgomery 2 14.5 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Williams 38 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 3.7 9 0
T. Williams 1 2.0 2 0
K. King 20 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
K. King 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.8% 183 2 0 101.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66% 1385 10 5 93.8
M. Stafford 14/26 183 2 0 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Johnson 33 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 70 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
50 286 1
K. Johnson 12 70 0 24 8
L. Blount 29 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 22 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 117 2
L. Blount 12 22 2 6 14
T. Riddick 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 30 0
T. Riddick 3 3 0 3 2
M. Stafford 9 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 28 0
M. Stafford 1 -1 0 -1 19
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Golladay 19 WR
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 4 98 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 428 3
K. Golladay 9 4 98 1 60 15
G. Tate 15 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 431 3
G. Tate 7 5 42 0 14 4
T. Riddick 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 138 0
T. Riddick 3 2 20 0 12 2
K. Johnson 33 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 68 0
K. Johnson 2 2 15 0 12 8
M. Jones 11 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 8 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 241 3
M. Jones 4 1 8 1 8 6
L. Toilolo 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 19 0
L. Toilolo 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
G. Quin 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-8 0 0.0
G. Quin 10-3 0.0 0 0
Q. Diggs 28 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-5 1 0.0
Q. Diggs 9-1 0.0 0 0
J. Davis 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-9 0 2.0
J. Davis 5-3 0.0 0 0
D. Slay 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-0 1 0.0
D. Slay 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hand 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-4 0 2.0
D. Hand 4-0 1.0 0 1
R. Okwara 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 3.0
R. Okwara 3-0 2.0 0 1
J. Reeves-Maybin 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
J. Reeves-Maybin 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 1.0
C. Jones 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Shead 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Shead 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Kennard 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-6 0 5.0
D. Kennard 1-0 1.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 0.0
A. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. LeBlanc 34 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. LeBlanc 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Lawson 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-2 0 0.0
N. Lawson 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Washington 45 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
C. Washington 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Tabor 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
T. Tabor 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Walker 47 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Walker 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Agnew 39 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
J. Agnew 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
9/12 14/14
M. Prater 1/2 39 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 45.6 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
19 44.8 10
S. Martin 5 45.6 4 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Abdullah 21 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
A. Abdullah 1 30.0 30 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:30 DET 35 7:08 13 65 FG Miss
1:06 GB 14 0:57 3 3 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:48 GB 25 3:29 9 51 FG Miss
7:19 GB 12 3:44 9 68 FG Miss
1:30 GB 15 0:37 3 14 Fumble
0:15 GB 25 0:15 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 GB 25 5:20 11 75 TD
9:04 DET 32 4:41 11 55 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:55 GB 25 3:54 8 75 TD
5:47 GB 25 2:13 7 37 FG Miss
1:04 GB 3 1:02 6 74 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 29 4:26 8 19 Punt
10:34 GB 1 0:04 1 1 TD
3:22 DET 31 2:16 4 69 TD
0:09 GB 22 0:21 4 1 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:19 DET 32 4:00 5 19 Punt
3:35 DET 28 2:05 6 14 Punt
0:53 DET 29 0:38 4 29 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:40 DET 25 3:45 9 33 FG Miss
1:14 DET 25 3:19 8 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:01 DET 25 3:14 3 -11 Punt
3:34 DET 46 2:30 6 7 Punt
0:02 GB 41 0:02 1 -1 Game