Green Bay 24, Detroit 20
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 18, 2012 Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Temperature:
Dome Head Official:
Ron Winter Attendance:
Packers 24, Lions 20:
Aaron Rodgers threw his second touchdown pass to Randall Cobb with 1:55 to play to lift visiting Green Bay to its fifth consecutive victory.
Rodgers drove the Packers 82 yards in six plays before finding Cobb between defenders in the end zone to give Green Bay (7-3) its 13th win in the last 14 meetings with Detroit (4-6).
Cobb had nine catches for 74 yards and his sixth touchdown in four games while tight end Jermichael Finley had three catches for 66 yards and a score. Finley also had a key 40-yard reception on the winning drive to pull the Packers within a half-game of AFC North leader Chicago.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a rough afternoon against a Green Bay defense missing sack leader Clay Matthews. Stafford was 17-of-39 for 262 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions, a lost fumble and five sacks. M.D. Jennings brought back one of the picks 72 yards for a score.
Detroit went ahead with 3:01 left in the third, when Stafford connected with Calvin Johnson on a 25-yard scoring pass, and extended the lead to 20-14 on Jason Hanson's 27-yard field goal with 4:25 to play.
Johnson went over 1,000 yards in the first half, the third straight season and fourth time in his career he has reached that milestone. ... Jennings' 72-yard TD interception, the first of his career, was the seventh return touchdown - including punts, kickoffs and fumbles - against Detroit this season. ... Packers K Mason Crosby kicked a 39-yard field goal with 19 seconds left, but he also missed from 51 and 38 yards and has converted six of his last 13.
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Team Stats Summary
Detroit will play their next game at home against Houston.
The Lions have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
Green Bay will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Giants.
The Packers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.