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Packers find defense in second half, coast past Lions

The Green Bay Packers shut out the Detroit Lions in the second half while scoring three touchdowns of their own to win on Monday Night Football 35-17.

 

Things got out to a rocky start when Kevin King got beat on a deep ball to set up a five-yard touchdown pass to Quintez Cephus from Jared Goff to make it 7-0. The Packers would answer right back with Aaron Rodgers finding Aaron Jones for the first of his four touchdown passes to tie the game. The two teams would trade touchdowns in the second quarter before the Lions hit a field goal with just seconds remaining to make it 17-14 at the break.

 

The defense clamped down in the second half, allowing no points and 145 yards while turning over the Lions twice. The Packers' offense on the other hand scored touchdowns on their first three possessions of the second half, kicking off things with a 22-yard pass to Robert Tonyan. Aaron Jones caught his third touchdown pass of the game and added another one on the ground to cap off the scoring for the Packers early in the fourth quarter.

 

Aaron Rodgers looked like his old self as he completed 22 passes out of his 27 for 255 yards and four scores. 

 

The Packers are back in action in prime time next week, this time a Sunday Night Football matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

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