The Green Bay Packers won their second consecutive NFC North title with a 31-24 triumph over the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday.
With the success, the Packers took a four-game lead in the division with three to play, so that race is finished. They likewise tied the Saints for the top record in the NFC at 10-3 after New Orleans lost at Philadelphia. Actually, the Packers hold the No. 1 seed because of their straight on success over the Saints back in Week 3.
QB Aaron Rodgers was 26-of-33 for 290 yards with three TDs and a 133.6 passer rating. WR Davante Adams had seven gets for 115 yards and a TD, his vocation high fourteenth and breaking the group record with a score in an eighth consecutive game.
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling had six gets for 85 yards and a score, and TE Robert Tonyan had five gets for 36 yards and his ninth TD of the period. RBs Aaron Jones (15 conveys, 69 yards) and Jamaal Williams (10-38) consolidated for 107 hurrying yards.
For the Lions, QB Matthew Stafford was 24-of-34 for 244 yards with a TD and 100.6 rating prior to leaving with a physical issue late. The Lions scrambled for only 51 yards. TE T.J. Hockenson had six gets for 43 yards and a score.
Tied at 14 at the a large portion of, the Packers ruled the second from last quarter and mid fourth to take a 28-14 lead, yet the Lions combat back to get inside 28-21. K Mason Crosby kicked a 57-yard field objective, tying the second-longest in establishment history, to give the Packers a noteworthy lead. Yet, the Lions slice it to seven again after a long opening shot return and field objective with under two minutes left.
The Packers finished off the game on offense on a third-down transformation, with Rodgers hitting Tonyan to move the chains and not give the Lions the ball back.
Here’s a recap of all the activity:
Packers and Lions tied at 7 after one
The Packers won the initial coin throw and conceded. Green Bay’s guard got the Lions into third-and-9 circumstance however Matthew Stafford finished a 21-yards pass to Mohamed Sanu to move the chains.
T.J. Hockenson’s initial drop was the solitary inadequate pass Stafford would toss on the arrangement. The Pro Bowl quarterback went 6-of-7 for 66 yards including a 1-yard scoop pass to Hockenson for a score to put the Lions ahead 7-0 with 9 minutes, 24 seconds left in the primary quarter.
The Packers answer directly back with Davante Adams scoring a 56-yard score on the third play of the Packers’ initial arrangement, beating Detroit cornerback Amani Oruwariye and making security Duron Harmon miss to tear out from the shadows field.
On the play, Adams turned into the primary part in establishment history to score a score in eight back to back games. He additionally set another profession high with 14 TD gets in a season, the second most in establishment history through 13 games behind just Hall of Famer Don Hutson (17).
The Packers’ protection reacted with a three-and-out. As of late marked collector Tavon Austin was sent as the punt returner, making due with a reasonable catch at the Green Bay 31.
Rodgers had a more deliberate methodology on the Packers’ next arrangement, hitting Marquez Valdes-Scantling (10 yards) and Austin (three yards on stream movement) on screens before Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones blasted through the Lions’ red zone.
The main quarter finished with a 12-yard pass to Adams on an inclination down to Detroit’s 15.
Packers and Lions tied at 14 at halftime
The Packers took a 14-7 lead inside the principal moment of the subsequent quarter, with Rodgers associating with Valdes-Scantling on a 14-yard score pass off a back-shoulder toss.
Dean Lowry (10-yard misfortune) and Rashan Gary (7-yard misfortune) terminated Stafford on consecutive plays to arrangement fourth-and-25 and power another Lions punt. It was Lowry’s second sack in the same number of games, while Gary pushed his season absolute to five – the second-most on the safeguard behind Za’Darius Smith.
The Packers got 23 yards however needed to make due with their first punt of the evening after a Rodgers pass on third-and-10 fell fragmented.
The Lions tied the game up with a 11-play, 80-yard arrangement that finished in a 3-yard score run by D’Andre Swift to attach the game at 14 with 1:27 left in the principal half.
The Packers procured a first down on their next arrangement yet needed to punt it back to the Lions with 35 seconds left.
Detroit undermined another score before Darnell Savage fired Stafford for a 10-yard misfortune. Kenny Clark then fired him on an untimed down to end the principal half.
Packers lead Lions 21-14 after three
With the Packers beginning the second half with the ball, Jamaal Williams had pleasant barrage pick-ups on consecutive plays to empower Rodgers to hit Allen Lazard and Valdes-Scantling for 14-yard leaves before Jones ran behind the center for 11 yards.
The Packers confronted a third-and-14 from the Detroit 42 however the hostile line and tight end Robert Tonyan gave Rodgers plentiful time by thumping down three Lions rushers. Rodgers utilized the spotless pocket to discover Valdes-Scantling in the field for 21 yards to make a big difference for the arrangement.
Green Bay at that point changed over one more third down with a short pass to Lazard, to arrangement first-and-objective from the Lions’ 10. Rodgers at that point changed over the fourth third down of the 14-play, 75-yard drive with a 6-yard scramble for a score to give Green Bay the 21-14 lead. The arrangement ate 8:49 off the clock.
The play denoted Rodgers’ 30th profession surging score, the most by a quarterback in group history (Tobin Rote, 29).
Detroit went three-and-out on its next belonging and the Packers’ offense remained in beat with Rodgers associating with Valdes-Scantling for 15 yards to begin the following arrangement.
The Packers improved to 6-of-8 on third downs with Tonyan getting a 11-yard pass on third-and-3, a play in which Rodgers had a lot of time to toss.
The second from last quarter finished with a 8-yard run by Jones. Detroit ran three hostile plays for four yards in the second from last quarter, having the ball for simply 1:21.
Packers beat the Lions 31-24, win the NFC North
The Packers ran the ball seven straight occasions for 40 yards before Rodgers separated the streak with a 4-yard score pass to Tonyan to stretch out the Packers’ lead to 28-14.
Tonyan is the primary tight end in establishment history to get a score in four back to back games. His nine scores this year are the most by a Packers tight end since Bubba Franks’ nine out of 2001.
The Lions mauled their way back to a one-score game with a 13-play, 75-yard arrangement of their own with Kerryon Johnson’s 2-yard score run with 6:30 excess.
Adams kept on winning with yards after catch, making the cornerback miss a short stop course and stretching out for a 29-yard pick up down to the Detroit 35. On the play, Adams turned into the principal recipient in NFL history to have in any event six gets and a getting score in eight straight games.
Artisan Crosby kicked a 57-yard field objective to give Green Bay a 31-21 lead with a little more than 3 minutes left.
Veteran reinforcement Chase Daniel supplanted a harmed Stafford (ribs) on the Lions’ next belonging, which began at the Green Bay 33 after a 71-yard return by Jamal Agnew.
Matt Prater coordinated Crosby’s score with a 32-yard field objective with 1:49 left to slice the Packers’ lead to 31-24. The onside show left limits and Green Bay took over at the Packers’ 45.
After two Aaron Jones runs constrained Detroit to utilize its last two breaks, Rodgers turned out and hit Robert Tonyan for 6-yard pass to Tonyan for the first down.