GREEN BAY, WI (WHBL) - The Green Bay Packers came from behind to defeat the Detroit Lions at snowy Lambeau Field on Sunday night, 27-20. The Packers are now in a position to win the NFC North Division title by beating the Bears next week at Soldier Field.
Early in the game it looked like the Lions might win their first game at Lambeau Field since 1991. Detroit scored the first two touchdowns of the game to take a 14-0 lead. The sluggish offense got a boost when Mike Daniels returned a Detroit fumble 43 yards to cut the lead to 14-10. Lion quarterback Matthew Stafford had dropped back to pass when the wet ball slipped out of his hand. Still four points behind in the third period, Aaron Rodgers ran it in from 27 yards away, the longest run of his career and the long running play of the season for the Packers. Detroit never caught up and lost at Lambeau for the 22nd straight time. DaJuan Harris iced the game with the team’s second rushing touchdown from 14 yards out. The ground game, ineffective for the first half, bulldozed its way to 98 yards after intermission. The Lions have lost five in a row, and blew a lead of at least 10 points for the third game in a row. That’s an NFL record. The only bright spot was wide receiver Calvin Johnson’s 118-yard outing, putting him over 15 hundred yards on the season.