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Detroit 19, Green Bay 7
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 21, 2014
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Carl Cheffers
Attendance: 62418

Lions 19, Packers 7:
Reggie Bush rushed for a touchdown and Detroit's defense accounted for nine points as the Lions knocked off visiting Green Bay.

Don Carey scored on a fumble return and DeAndre Levy produced a safety as Detroit (2-1) defeated the Packers for only the third time in the last 18 meetings. Matthew Stafford was 22-of-34 for 246 yards and overcame two interceptions and a lost fumble while Calvin Johnson had six receptions for 82 yards.

Aaron Rodgers was 16-of-27 for 162 yards and one touchdown for Green Bay (1-2). The Packers were outgained 353-223 and only possessed the ball for 21 minutes, 47 seconds.

The Lions were threatening to add to a five-point lead in the third quarter when Green Bay’s Julius Peppers sacked Stafford, forced him to fumble and recovered the ball at the Packers 13. The mistake didn’t hurt Detroit as Green Bay continued to sputter offensively, and Bush sailed into the end zone from 26 yards out with 10:40 remaining in the fourth to make it 19-7.

Detroit jumped ahead 7-0 on Carey’s 40-yard fumble return less than three minutes into the game before the Packers tied it late in the quarter on Rodgers’ 10-yard scoring pass to Andrew Quarless. Levy tackled Green Bay’s Eddie Lacy in the end zone for a safety early in the second and Nate Freese tacked on a 30-yard field goal with 6:16 remaining to give the Lions a 12-7 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (knee) injured himself while celebrating a first-half sack and Carey (hamstring) also departed prior to halftime. ... Packers WR Jordy Nelson made just five catches for 59 yards after registering a career-high 209 yards against the New York Jets last week. … Bush finished with 99 total yards (61 rushing, 38 receiving).
Top Game Performances
Rushing
Green Bay   Detroit
James Starks Player Reggie Bush
8 Attempts 12
38 Yards 61
4.8 Avg Yards 5.1
0 Touchdowns 1
15 Long 26
Receiving
Green Bay   Detroit
Jordy Nelson Player Calvin Johnson
5 Receptions 6
59 Yards 82
11.8 Avg Yards 13.7
0 Touchdowns 0
18 Long 26
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Green Bay 223 76 147 1 0 2 2.0 1
Detroit 353 115 238 2 1 0 2.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Jets. The Lions have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Green Bay will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Packers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.