Lions Defense Shuts Down Pack 19-7
The Detroit Lions overcame three turnovers and a missed field goal thanks to a good defensive game to defeat the Green Bay Packers 19-7 Sunday afternoon at Ford Field. Detroit (2-1) held the Packers to only 223 total yards, sacking Aaron Rodgers twice and opened the scoring when Dan Carey scooped up an Eddie Lacy fumble and took it 40 yards to the end zone. After Green Bay (1-2) tied the game on a Rodgers to Andrew Quarless touchdown pass, the Lions defense scored again when DeAndre Levy sacked Rodgers in the end zone for a safety and a 9-7 lead. The Lions added a Nate Freese 30 yard field goal then capped off the day's scoring when Reggie Bush scampered 26 yards for a touchdown. Matthew Stafford went 22-34 for 246 yards but accounted for all three Lions turnovers with two interceptions and a fumble. Bush rushed for 61 yards on 12 carries and Calvin Johnson caught 6 passes for 82 yards. Detroit will next take on the New York Jets at Met Life Stadium next Sunday. Pregame coverage begins at 12 noon on Lansing's Big Talker 1240 WJIM.