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Who won Monday Night Football in NFL Week 2?

The Green Bay Packers hosted the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field, with both teams looking for their first wins of the new NFL season.

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Who won Monday Night Football in NFL Week 2?
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Monday Night Football saw the Green Bay Packers bounce back from their Week 1 thumping by the New Orleans Saints with a 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions, Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones leading the Packers to victory.

Two Aarons shine as Packers tame Lions

Running back Jones scored four touchdowns at Lambeau Field, as the Packers left their NFC North rivals 0-2 so far in 2021. The Lions had begun their regular season with a 41-33 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers on 9 September.

Quarterback Rodgers, who had registered the poorest ever Week 1 passer rating of a reigning MVP against the Saints, threw for 225 yards and four touchdowns, the 37-year-old moving 10th on the NFL’s all-time list of passing yards, with 51,633.

Stats leaders in Lions 17-35 Packers

Detroit Lions

Passing: Jared Goff - 246 yards, two touchdowns, one interception

Rushing: Jared Goff - four carries, 46 yards

Receiving: TJ Hockenson - eight catches, 66 yards, one touchdown

Green Bay Packers

Passing: Aaron Rodgers - 255 yards, four touchdowns

Rushing: Aaron Jones - 17 carries, 67 yards, one touchdown

Receiving: Davante Adams - eight catches, 121 yards

(Stats per NFL.com)

Up next…

In Week 3, the Green Bay Packers visit the San Francisco 49ers at 8:20pm EDT, while the Detroit Lions host the Baltimore Ravens at 1pm EDT the same day.