Detroit Lions 34 vs 20 Green Bay Packers summary, stats, score and highlights | NFL Week 4
The Detroit Lions went into Lambeau Field and jumped out to a massive early lead which was enough for them to cruise to victory on the road in Green Bay. David Montgomery shined, rushing for three touchdowns in the Lions 34-20 win over the Packers on Thursday night.
Lions bounce back from early mistake
The night couldn’t have started much worse for the Lions who turned it over inside their 20 on the third snap of the game. Jared Goff was picked off by Rudy Ford, but Green Bay had to settle for a field goal as the offense was halted after the defense gave them the ball with great field position. That would be a preview of what was to come in the first half for the home side.
The Packers would end the half with 20 total yards and just two first downs, one of them coming for a penalty on the Lions. Meanwhile the Lions eased down the field on four straight possessions, scoring three TDs and a FG on those possessions. It started with a big play from Jared Goff who found Sam LaPorta, and that led to a 24 yard TD reception from Amonra St. Brown to put the first touchdown of the night on the scoreboard.
With the Packers offense struggling, the Lions offense teed off on Green Bay, thanks to David Montgomery who punched in his first touchdown of the night late in the first quarter to stretch the lead to 14-3. Just minutes later Montgomery would enter the end zone again after a Jordan Love interception to start the second quarter. Just 17 minutes into the game the Lions posted 24 points and they were able to put it on cruise control the rest of the way.
Love under constant pressure
Love came into Thursday night with 7 TDs and just 1 INT which, statistically, put him among the best QBs in the league but the Lions gave him fits all night long. He was sacked five times and threw two picks on a night that he was under constant pressure. Love went 23/36 for 246 yards and a TD and his two TDs, but for the second straight week the offense really struggled in the first half.
Green Bay did muster a mini comeback, scoring a quick TD right out of the halftime break, and getting another one at the very start of the fourth quarter to cut the Lions lead 27-17, but they let an opportunity to stay in the game go to waste.
They stopped the Lions and forced them into a field goal with eight minutes on the clock but a leaping penalty on the Packers gave the Lions 1st and Goal from the 6 and Montgomery would complete his hat trick of touchdowns with a 1 yard TD run on 4th and Goal.
Goff ended the night with 210 yards on 19/28 passing throwing one TD and one early INT, but the real star of the show was Montgomery who had 32 carries, going for 121 yards and three TDs.
The Packers made a minor comeback, and could have had a real chance after holding DET to a field goal, but after a Packer leapt over the center on the FG attempt, the Lions got a first down and capitalized when Montgomery ran in his third TD of the night and closed the door on the Packers comeback chances.
Just minutes after his first TD, Montgomery punched in his second and the Lions took a 24-3 lead just minutes into the second quarter.
The Packers didn't get a first down for almost the entire first half, as the defense swarmed Jordan Love and forced him into a couple mistakes.
David Montgomery had himself a night, going for 3 TDs and getting 30 carries on a busy night in Lambeau.
The Lions didn't start Thursday night's game off on the right foot, but responded with four straight scoring drives starting with this 24 yard dime to a wide open Amornra St. Brown.
IT'S ALL OVER!!!
The Lions jumped all over the Packers in the first half and ease past the Packers in Green Bay.
Goff finds St. Brown for a short gain of 5 and that moves the chains and will ice this game.
1st and 10 from the GB 19.
Montgomery picks up a couple yards and that brings up 4th and short.
Let's see if the Lions go for it again to close this game out.
Montgomery picks up two yards up the middle and the Packers use their final timeout.
3rd and 5 from the GB 26.
Montgomery picks up 3 yards on a first down run and that takes us to the Two Minute Warning.
2nd and 7 from the GB 28 coming up.
Montgomery picks up 16 on yards on his 30th carry of the night and that should officially close the book on the Packers.
1st and 10 from the GB 31.
The onside kick bounces out of bounds and the Lions will take over looking to run the clock.
FIELD GOAL PACKERS!!!
Carlson's 50 yard field goal is good and the Packers will try for an onside kick.
DET leads 34-20 with under 3:00 to go.
Love's pass falls incomplete as he looked for Wicks over the middle and here comes the FG unit with 4th and 7 from the DET 32 coming up.
Love's pass to the sideline is caught by Doubs who was pushed out of bounds after a 12 yard gain.
3rd and 7 from the DET 32.
Love escaped one defender, but Cominsky was right there to clean up the scraps for a 9 yard sack.
2nd and 19 from the DET 44.
Great return fro Nixon who brings it all the way back to the DET 35.
Packers ball down by 17 with 3:32 to go in the game.
Goff is sacked on third and long and that will force the Lions into a punt after the Packers second TO of the half.
4th and long form the DET 22 coming up.
Montgomery gets a yard on the second down run to the right side and GB take a TO with 3:51 to go in the fourth quarter.
3rd and 9 coming up.
Goff's pass to Gibbs falls incomplete.
2nd and 10 from the DET 31.
Montgomery with a powerful run to the left side line and he gets 13 after running over a Packers defender.
1st and 10 from the DET 31.
Love is picked off inside the 5 by Jacobs and that's his second of the night! That will do it here from Green Bay.
DET take over from the 16 yard line after the 14 yard return.
Love with a deep pass to Toure on the left sideline and that goes for 35 yards to move the Packers into the red zone.
1st and 10 from the DET 19.
Dillon gets the handoff up the middle for a 6 yard gain and a first down.
1st and 10 fro the GB 46.
Love finds Deguara on the stop route to the right side and he turns for a 9 yard gain.
3rd and 1 from the from the GB 40.
Love rolls to the right and didn't have anyone down field so he threw it out of bounds.
2nd and 10 from the GB 31.
Love finds Doubs over the middle and he picks up a first down after an 8 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the GB 31.
Quick throw to Reed who picks up 6 yards on the left side.
2nd and 4 from the GB 23.
GB take over from their 17 yard line with 6:00 to go in the fourth quarter.
Detroit put the game in their running backs hands and Montgomery punches it in from a yard out!
We have a three score game as the Lions stretch their lead to 34-17. Huge mistake by the Packers who picked up a penalty on the FG.
Another run play for Montgomery and he gets all the way down to the 1 and the Lions might be thinking about actually going for it here.
4th and Goal from the 1.
Montgomery is stopped for a 2 yard loss and the Lions will gave 3rd and Goal from the 6.
Montgomery gets three yards on a first down run up the middle.
2nd and Goal from the GB 3.
Take the points off the board because a late flag was thrown on the Packers' Walker who leapt over the center and was called for Unsportsmanlike conduct.
1st and Goal from the 6.
FIELD GOAL DETROIT!!
After lining up like they were going for it the Lions take a TO with the play clock winding down and bring on Patterson drills a 30 yard field goal.
DET lead 30-17, but the Packers are still in this game with 8:10 to go in the 4th.
DET go conservative and run it with Montgomery who gets 6 yards and the Lions are going to go for it on 4th down!
4th and 3 from the GB 12.
The Packers break through and drag down Montgomery for a loss of two yards.
3rd and 9 from the GB 18.
Montgomery gets the handoff on first down and picks up three on a run to the right side.
2nd and 7 from the GB 16.
Reynolds sprawling for the catch after the play action roll out to the right side from Goff who found his WR 20 yards down the sideline.
1st and 10 from the GB 19.
Gibbs moves the chains with another carry out of the shotgun picking up 6 yards.
1st and 10 from the GB 39.
Handoff out of the shotgun to Gibbs who was cut down for no gain.
3rd and 2 fro the GB 45.
Montgomery just wearing this defense out, this time on a run to the right side for 8 yards.
2nd and 2 from the GB 45.
Goff with the play action and he goes right back to Montgomery for a pick up of 12.
1st and 10 from the DET 47.
Gibbs moves the chains on a short two yard run up the middle.
1st and 10 from the DET 35.
DET take the ball back from their 25 and Goff hits Montgomery for an 8 yard pick up out the backfield.
2nd and 2 from the DET 32.
Love on the QB draw out of the shotgun and he goes into the endzone untouched for the 9 yard TD!!
The two point conversion is no good after Love kept it on the option to the right side.
Packers cut into the lead, but still trail 27-17.
Fade pass into the endzone for Reed but he couldn't get his second foot in bounds.
2nd and Goal from the GB 9.
Quick snap before the end of the quarter and Love goes deep to Reed who broke open down field and made the catch for a 44 yard bomb!!
That brings us to the end of the third and the Packers have 1st and Goal from the 9!!!
Play action from Love who finds Doubs and that 10 yard pick up will move the chains.
1st and 10 from the GB 47.
Jones gets the handoff out of the shot gun and gets three yards.
2nd and 3 from the GB 37.
The Packers get the ball back from their 34 with under a minute to go in the third quarter.
Draw play for Gibbs who picks up 9 yards but he'll be short of the marker, and the Lions will punt.
4th and 6 from the DET 27.
Play action from Goff and that invited Brooks to break through the line and Goff drops for a loss of 10 yards.
3rd and 15 from the DEt 18.
Montgomery with another first down carry and he takes it up the middle for 5 yards.
2nd and 5 from the DET 28.
Short out route from Gibbs out of the backfield and he gets just enough to move the chains on a 4 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the DET 23.
Montgomery gets the handoff again, this time out of the shotgun and he falls forward for a gain of 5.
3rd and 2 from the DET 19.
DET get the ball back fro their 11 and Montgomery picks up 3 yards on first down.
2nd and 7 from the DET 14.
Deep comeback route from Doubs, but not deep enough as he was pushed out after picking up 15 yards.
4th and 6 from the GB 34.
Love going deep down the field for Reed but that pass was well overthrown as the Lions get to the QB again.
3rd and 21 from the GB 19.
Play action from Love and the pressure was right in face. He threw it behind him to Doubs who didn't catch it and it rolls out of bounds for a loss of 11 yards.
2nd and 11 from the GB 19.
The Packers get the ball back from their 30 after forcing the Lions into their first three and out of the night.
Goff looking over the middle for St. Brown, but he is chopped down for a short gain of 3.
4th and long and the Lions will punt.
Pass to the flat for Gibbs and he is swallowed up for a loss of 5 yards, and Lambeau is coming to life.
3rd and 12 from the DET 25.
DET get the ball back from the 27 and it's Montgomery on first down picking up 3 yards on the right side.
2nd and 7 from the DET 30.
The Packers show signs of life coming out of the halftime break, going 84 yards and getting into the endzone for the first time tonight.
Finally Green Bay gets into the endzone after an 84 yard drive capped off by a 2 yard TD pass to Watson!
GB's two point try is good as Love finds Reed open in the back of the end zone!
Packers are within two scores here from Lambeau.
Dillon runs into a wall at the line of scrimmage and is stopped for no gain.
2nd and Goal from the 2.
Love finds Doubs down the middle of the field and the 15 yard gain will give the Packers a first down inside the 5.
1st and Goal from the 2.
Love's pass to Deguara is complete but he is short of the marker and the Packers will go for it on 4th and 9 from the DET 17.
Screen pass to Jones goes a loss of yardage, and a holding call will be declined by the Lions.
3rd and 15 from the DET 23.
Love with a side arm sling to Kraft and he is hit behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 1.
2nd and 11 from the 20.
Jones gets the pitch out of the shotgun and he takes it 9 yards before a flag flies for unnecessary roughness at the end of the run.
1st and 10 from the DET 18.
Love looking for Doubs down the left sideline and that pass was too far in front of him and falls out of bounds.
2nd and 10 from the DET 43.
Short pass to Jones out of the backfield and that gets maybe a yard, but a hands to the face penalty will give the Pack a first down.
1st and 10 from the DET 43.
Love finds Watson down the middle of the field and that pitch and catch goes for 24 yards and another first down.
1st and 10 from the DET 48.
Quick throw to Doubs on the stop route and that goes for 5 yards and a first down.
1st and 10 from the GB 28.
Jones with the run up the middle and he gets three yards, leaving the Packers with 3rd and 1 from the 23.
Love with the play action on first down and finds Kraft for a pick up of 6 yards.
2nd and 4 from the 20.
WE ARE BACK IN GREEN BAY FOR THE SECOND HALF OF ACTION!
Green Bay get the ball to start the half, and will start their drive from the GB 14 after a holding call on the run back.
Goff is 12/20 for 163 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT
Love is 6/13 for 50 yards and 1 INT, and has been sacked 6 time for a total loss of 36 yards.
Two plays after the INT, Montgomery made it a three TD lead with this two yard run early in the second quarter.
Down two TDs, the Packers might have got a little greedy deep in their own territory, and Love was picked by Jerry Jacobs which led to another Lions TD.
Montgomery has two TDs after 30 minutes and picked up 53 yards on 15 carries in the first half.
After an opening drive TO, Jared Goff bounced back with consecutive big passing plays, the second was this 24 yard TD pass to Amonra St. Brown.
Halftime here in Lambeau and it couldn't have been much uglier for the Packers who gained just 20 yards in the first half.
It's been a clinic from the Lions who have moved the ball with ease and made life impossible for Jordan Love.
Love is dropped for the 4th time in the first half and that will bring us to the end of the first half!
The Lions are all over the Packers, scoring 27 points after their opening drive INT.
Love looking for Doubs and a flag flies for pass interference on the Lions with 3 on the clock.
1st and 10 from the DET 47.
Deep out route to Deguara and that is the first first down the Packers have earned and not been given by a Lions penalty.
1st and 10 fro the GB 44 after the 14 yard gain.
Love is pressure again and he was just able to get rid of it before getting sacked for the 4th time tonight.
3rd and 5 from the 30.
Here come the Packers from the 25 and Love finds Deguara for a 5 yard pick up.
2nd and 5 from the 30.
FIELD GOAL LIONS!!!
Patterson drills the 37 yard field goal to add some extra points to their lead right before halftime.
DET lead 27-3 with 34 seconds left in the half.
Goff backing away from pressure and released to St. Brown, but the WR slipped and the Lions bring the FG unit on for 4th and 6.
Montgomery is tackled at the line of scrimmage and the Packers take a TO with 41 seconds left.
3rd and 7 from the GB 20.
Gibbs gets the handoff and he picks up 3 yards.
2nd and 7 from the GB 20.
Montgomery gets the handoff off the draw and he races up the middle after finding a giant hole, taking it 12 yards for another first down.
1st and 10 from the GB 23.
Goff rolls to the left side and hits LaPorta while on the move for an 11 yard connection up the sideline.
1st and 10 from the GB 35 and that will take us to the Two Minute Warning.
Crossing pattern from St. Brown and he went parallel with the marker before cutting up field for a 14 yard pick up and a first down.
1st and 10 from the GB 46.
Goff fires a bullet over the middle to LaPorta and it hit the TE in the hands but the rookie couldn't hang on to it.
3rd and 10 from the DET 40.
Goff pass to St. Brown was tipped at the line and bounces infront of the WR.
2nd and 10 from the DET 40.
Montgomery finds the hole and picks up 7 yards to keep the drive alive.
1st and 10 from the DET 40.
Goff over the middle with a short pass to LaPorta for a gain of 5 yards.
3rd and 1 from the DET 33.
DET take over at their 24 and Montgomery gets the first down handoff for 4 yards.
2nd and 6 from the DET 28.
Love to Doubs on the deep out route, but he is pushed out after a gain of 16 yards and the Packers will punt again.
4th and 5 with under 6 to go in the first half.
Love is sacked again, and this time you have to put it on the shoulders of the QB. McNeill got to him, but he was hanging on to it for way too long.
3rd and 21 after the 9 yard sack.
Dillon is taken down in the backfield as Barnes and McNeill drop him for a 3 yard loss.
2nd and 13 from the GB 16.
A neutral zone infraction will give the Packers their first first down of the night!
1st and 10 from the GB 19.
Doubs on the out route on the left side and he picks up 4 yards.
3rd and 4 from the GB 14.
Love had to get rid of it with his left hand to avoid a safety as Hutchinson got to him in the endzone and Musgrave gets a yard.
2nd and 9 from the GB 9.
Reed fumbled the bouncing punt and the Packers had a couple attempts at it before finally falling on it. Green Bay looks like a high school team tonight against a finely tuned Lions side.
1st and 10 from the GB 8.
Pass over the middle to Gibbs out of the backfield but he is wrapped up after a 9 yard gain and the Lions will punt for the first time tonight.
4th and long from the DET 36.
Blitz came from the middle and Goff let it go with pressure in his face as the pass falls short over the middle.
3rd and 17 from the DET 33.
Handoff to Montgomery who gets three yard on a short run up the middle.
2nd and 17 from the DET 33.
Montgomery gets the handoff and he picks up 6 yards, but a holding call will bring the Lions back on a rare mistake for DET tonight.
1st and 20 from the DET 30.
DET get the ball back from their 30 and Goff finds St. Brown on the bootleg and he slips a tackle for a 10 yard pick up and a first down.
1st and 10 from the DET 40.
Love looking right to Watson, and that pass is batted away by Branch. It's all looking to easy for DET as the boos start to ring around Lambeau.
4th and 7 and the Packers will punt.
Option look from the Packers and Love pitched it to Jones who was swallowed up for a loss of two yards.
3rd and 7 from the GB 28.
Jones gets the handoff up the middle and he picks up 5 yards on first down.
2nd and 5 from the GB 30.
Montgomery with his second TD in a matter of minutes and the Lions are up three scores on the Packers who are going to have to try to comeback from a steep deficit for a second straight week.
To this point in the game, the Packers have as many INTs as they do yards gained. Everything is going the Lions way after their opening drive pick.
Montgomery with his second TD of the night as the Lions have exploded to a 24 3 lead just two minutes into the second quarter!!!
This is in danger of getting out of hand if it's not already!
Montgomery get the handoff on first down and picks up 5.
2nd and Goal from the GB 2.
Love's pass is tipped and picked off after his pass to Watson got deflected by Anzalone and poached by Jacobs!
1st and Goal from the GB after a 20 yard return!
The Packers need something to go their way on the offensive end, but a holding call on the return won't help them.
1st and 10 from the 10.
FIELD GOAL LIONS!!!
DET get back inside the 5 yard line, but the Packers defense gets a stop to keep this a two possession game early in the second quarter.
Lions lead is 17-3 with 14:07 left in the half.
Goff pass to Jones short of the end zone hits the grass before reaching the WR and the Lions will punt as the Packers get a mini win for the first time since the INT.
4th and Goal from the 15.
Goff was under heavy pressure and had to get rid of it before taking a big loss. A holding call is going to back the Lions up after the Packers accept the penalty instead of forcing the FG.
3rd and Goal from the 15.
Goff looking for Reynolds on the out route to the left side and that pass was too far out in front of him.
3rd and Goal from the 4.
Quick pass to LaPorta on the left side and he picks up 5 yards after following a couple blocks.
2nd and Goal from the 4.
End around for Raymond and he turns on the jets up the right sideline for a 40 yard burst for a 1st down inside the GB 10. That brings us to the end of the first quarter and it's all Lions after 15 minutes.
1st and Goal from the 9 after the break.
DET gets the ball back from their 25 looking for a third straight TD after the opening INT.
Goff goes to the air and loops one up down the right side for Reynolds who tracks it down and brings it in with one hand!
1st and 10 from the GB 49.
Love looking over the middle for Doubs and that pass was high, and almost picked. No first downs for the Packers in their opening three drives.
4th and 3 from the GB 28.
Dillon bounces off a tackle and falls forward for a pick up of 4 yards.
3rd and 4 from the GB 28.
Dillon gets the handoff on first down and he gets a couple yards up the middle.
2nd and 8 from the GB 24.
Montgomery walks into the endzone untouched as LaPorta opened of some space for him coming in motion from left to right.
Lions lead 14-3 after the 4 yard TD.
Montgomery is stood up at the line by Slaton stopped for no gain.
2nd and Goal from the GB 4.
Goff tucks it and runs and shows some "wheels" as the left side of the field opened up and he took it for 11 yards.
1st and Goal form the 4.
Montgomery gets it back and brushes off a hit in the backfield and falls over the marker for a first down.
1st and 10 from the 14.
Montgomery shuffles at the line and finds a hole on the right side for an 8 yard gain.
2nd and 2 from the GB 17.
Quick hitter up the middle to Reynolds who makes the catch and stumbles forward for a 23 yard pick up and a first down.
1st and 10 from the GB 25.
Draw play to the right side and Gibbs turns up field and picks up 7 yards.
3rd and 3 from the GB 48.
DET get the ball back from their 45 and Goff's pass to the right sideline is incomplete to Reynolds.
2nd and 10 from the 45.
Love held on to it for a while and as the pressure collapsed he pitched it to Jones, but that falls incomplete and the Packers will punt.
4th and Long from the 13.
Slant pattern from Doubs, but that pass is batted away by Jacobs and the Packers are looking at third and long.
3rd and 17 from the 13.
GB start their first drive from the 20 and and Love is sacked for the second time tonight! Buggs got to him in the backfield and dropped him for a 7 yard loss.
2nd and 17 from the GB 13.
What a bounce back from the early pick as two big plays, one from LaPorta and another from St. Brown give the Lions the lead midway through the 1st quarter.
After the big play from Laporta, St. Brown broke free as his defender slipped and he was left wide open for a 24 yard TD!
Big response from the Lions after the opening drive pick. They lead 7-3 with 8:16 to go in the first quarter.
There is the big rookie TE on a crossing route! He makes a tough catch and then stiff arms the defender for about 10 yards for a 35 yard pick up!
1st and 10 from the GB 24
Montgomery gets eaten up at the line and gets a couple yards, maybe.
3rd and 5 from the DET 41.
Short pass from Goff to Gibbs and he is smacked after a three yard pitch and catch.
2nd and 7 from the DET 39.
Montgomery puts his head down and moves the chains on a two yard pick up through the tackles.
1st and 10 from the DET 36.
Gibbs gets the stretch handoff to the left side and he bounces off a tackle bursts through a hole and falls for nine yards.
3rd and 1 from the DET 34.
DET get the ball back from the 25 after going down just three minutes into this game.
Montgomery gets the first down hand off and he is tackled after a gain of two.
2nd and 8 from the DET 27.
Ford dropped back in the zone and Goff just didn't see him. Green Bay take the early advantage after the pick on the first possession.
FIELD GOAL PACKERS!!
Carlson bangs home the 34 yarder after the early mistake from Goff.
GB take the 3-0 lead three minutes into the game.
Quick pass to Doubs and he gets 9 yards, but is well short of the marker and here comes the FG unit for the first time.
4th and 10 from the DET 16.
Love held on to it too long in the pocket and Hutchinson makes him pay with a 9 yard sack!
3rd and 19 from the DET 25.
Love rolls right on first down and just throws it away as the pressure was catching up to him on the sideline.
2nd and 10 from the DET 16.
Goff was looking over the middle for St. Brown and Ford cuts underneath for the interception and took it back 21 yards to the DET 16!
1st and 10 Packers with incredible field position to start their night.
Goff got pressured and just got his pass off to Raymond in the flat, but is dropped for a loss of two yards.
3rd and 12 from the DET 23.
Montgomery gets the opening handoff of the game and he is wrapped up at the line for no gain.
2nd and 10 from the 25.
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM GREEN BAY!!!
The Lions will get the ball first as Jared Goff and Detroit take the field from the 25.
The Green Bay Packers may be at home, but that doesn't mean they are the favorites in this divisional battle. The Lions are 2.5 point favorites in Lambeau tonight, and the Over/Under is set at 45.
I think this game is going to go right down to the wire. I expect points, but don't dare touch the over, so I'm taking the Lions to win it by a late field goal to cover the spread.
Going into Week 18 both the Lions and the Packers were in the hunt for a Wild Card spot, and it set up for a perfect primetime game to end the regular season. Unfortunately, the Lions were eliminated before the game even got to kick off but the Packers were still guaranteed to reach the postseason if they could beat the Lions in front of their home crowd on the very last game of the season. The Lions went into Lambeau and shocked the Lions, and it came at the hands of a familiar face. Jamaal Williams, former Packer, scored two TDs and sunk the Packers to bring an end to their playoff chances, and an end to the Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay.
Jones makes his primetime return
The Packers run game has been almost non existent since Aaron Jones went down with an injury after Week 1 against the Chicago Bears. Jones was supposed to be the anchor of the offense after the departure of Aaron Rodgers, and in the game against Chicago he had 127 total yards, 86 of those on two receptions but has been absent with a hamstring injury the last two weeks. His absence was felt in both games, but especially in their Week 2 loss to the Falcons when they gave up a 12 point fourth quarter lead because of their inability to pick up first downs. Tonight’ he is listed as questionable, and the Packers would like nothing else but to have the man under the Green and Yellow sombrero back in the backfield for tonight’s primetime game.
The next generational QB in Lambeau
There aren’t many people, maybe even Jordan Love, who thought that he’d be having this type of start to his first year as the QB1 in Lambeau. The vacancy Aaron Rodgers left on the offensive end and really entire city of Green Bay may never be filled, but Jones has superseded almost everyones expectations after three weeks. He has thrown for 7 TDs, which is tied with Patrick Mahomes as third most in the league. He has thrown just one interceptions which is the least among QBs with the most TDs thrown and has ran one in as well. What maybe even more important than his passing stats is his ability to win games which he showed last week with the Packers backs against the ropes.
Lions back in the Bay
The Lions need no reminder of how much Detroit fans have invested into this season. Unfortunately, it’s not every year that those in Ford Field show up on Sunday and expect to win games, let alone the division. This year is different. Dan Campbell has molded this team into one of the most entertaining teams in the league. Last year they thrived off of their offense, this year it’s been their defense that has carried them through the first three games. The DET D held the Chiefs to just 20 points in Week 1 and last week they kept ATL out of the endzone the entire game. Tonight they will need more of the same on the road in a hostile environment.
Packers last week
Jordan Love and the Packers did something that neither Brett Favre, nor Aaron Rodgers nor Vince Lombardi had ever done. For the first time ever the Packers came back from 17 points down in the 4th quarter to miraculously top the New Orleans Saints after failing to score a single point in the first three quarters. Anders Carlson hit a field goal early in the fourth, and with Derek Carr sidelined with a shoulder injury the Packers D forced the Saints into a couple quick offensive possessions.
Love would then orchestrate two TD drive capped off by a 1 yard TD run from the GB QB and a late 8 yard TD pass to Romeo Doubs for the go ahead TD with 2:56 on the clock. New Orleans’ Blake Grupe had a chance to win the game with a 46 yard FG, put he pushed it wide right and the Packers hung on for the Week 3 win.
Lions last week
There is no need to stress the hype the Lions had coming into this season after their fabulous end to last year. Dan Campbell’s men finally started putting the pieces together, and the build up grew exponentially as we approached Week 1. Their opening week win over the Chiefs in KC made a statement to the rest of the league, as the announced they were contenders not just in their division but in the NFC. A loss to the Seahawks in Detroit derailed that momentum momentarily, but they responded with a resounding win over the Atlanta Falcons last week. The defense, which will alway be their Achilles heel, held Atlanta to just three points as they cruised to victory thanks a passing TD and a rushing TD from Jared Goff.
We are live from Lambeau
Hello everyone and welcome to Green Bay where the Packers will be hungry for revenge after getting knocked out of the playoffs by the Lions on the very last game of the very last week of last year’s regular season. Both teams come into this season gunning for the division title, and the race is wide open. Green Bay and Detroit come into tonight with just a loss under their belts through three weeks and even though it’s early, tonight’s game from Lambeau could be the deciding factor on who wins the division.
Lions vs. Packers live
We’ve got a good one tonight ladies and gentleman. Two 2-1 teams fighting for the NFC North title locked in a primetime battle from Lambeau Field as the Green Bay Packers host the Detroit Lions to kickoff Week 4 of the NFL season and AS English will be with you every step of the way providing live coverage, stats, highlights and analysis of tonight’s Thursday Night Football showdown.