Packers lose 5th straight game, fall to Lions 15-9
DETROIT, Mich. (CBS 58) -- The Packers have lost to the Lions 15-9, losing their fifth straight game.
The Packers had a strong defensive start. There were a few flashes on offense. Rodgers had a nice first-down run on third and long to put the Packers in good field position.
Late in the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers threw an interception and Detroit took over. However, they were unable to capitalize.
After the first quarter, we were tied at zero.
Much of the second quarter was slow on both sides. The Packers were moving the ball well on offense, but just couldn’t seem to capitalize in the red zone. Late in the second quarter, Rodgers was sacked for a big stop to make it third and long for the Packers.
Just before the two-minute warning, Rodgers threw a big pass to Allen Lazard. It was nearly a first down, but it was called back on an incomplete pass.
The Lions scored just before halftime on a pass to tight end Shane Zylstra. They then converted a two-point conversion to give them an 8-0 lead heading into halftime.
Rodgers had two interceptions in the first half.
The second half started and the Packers continued to struggle, especially on offense. Once one good play happened, the Lions defense would make a stop to prevent the Packers from getting any momentum on offense.
Towards the end of the third quarter, the Packers put their first points up on the board after a touchdown pass to Lazard. They went for the two-point conversion and failed.
The Packers defense was making nice stops, but it wasn't enough to stop the Lions. By the end of the third quarter, the Packers had given up 110 rushing yards to the Lions.
After three quarters, it was 8-6 Lions over the Packers.
To start the fourth quarter, it didn't take long for the Lions to score. After trading TJ Hockenson to the Minnesota Vikings before the NFL trade deadline, Lions rookie tight end James Mitchell caught his first touchdown pass of the game. It was also Zylstra's first NFL touchdown reception. After the PAT, it was 15-6 Lions over the Packers.
The Packers had been dealing with injuries for much of this game. At this point, Aaron Rodgers was the team's leading rusher.
Packers second-year running back Kylin Hill made his season debut in the fourth quarter after recovering from an ACL injury from last season. Aaron Jones also had an ankle injury.
The Packers got to the red zone and kicked a field goal to make it a 15-9 game.
Within the last few minutes of the game, the Packers made a big defensive stop and took over on offense.
The Packers took over with two minutes left, but were unable to capitalize.
The Packers are back home next week to take on their former head coach Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys.