Green Bay Packers defeat Detroit Lions 35-17

Monday Night Football matchup at Lambeau Field
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 8:33 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 10:38 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WMTV) - The Packers get their first win of the season, defeating the Detroit Lions 35-17.

Detroit got on the board first, former Wisconsin Badger Quintez Cephus scoring the first touchdown of the game to make it 7-0 Lions.

In the first quarter the Packers would tie it up, Aaron Rodgers connected with Aaron Jones for four yards to make it a tie ballgame at 7.

Rodgers would find Jones again in the second quarter for the duo’s second touchdown and that would once again tie things up at 14.

Right before the half the Lions would kick a 43-yard field goal to give them a 17-14 lead heading into halftime.

However, in the second half the Packers would turn up the heat, the duo of Rodgers and Jones would continue to be productive, scoring each in the third and fourth quarters to give the Packers a 35-17 lead in the fourth.

The Packers defense would hold the Lions scoreless in the second half, De’Vondre Campbell would pick off Goff on 1st & 10 on the Lions’ second to last drive of the game, and Green Bay would go onto win 35-17.

Rodgers finished the game 22 of 27, throwing for 255 yards and four touchdowns. While Jared Goff went 26 of 36 for 236 yards and two touchdowns.

Next up the Packers will face the San Francisco 49ers on the road, Sunday at 7:20 p.m. which you can watch on NBC15.

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