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The Green Bay Packers went to Ford Field in Detroit and outlasted the Lions 24-20, in a key match-up for momentum in the NFC North. With a few days until they play their annual Thanksgiving game, the Detroit Lions were hoping to be riding high after Sunday's game; but that was not the case as the Packers came in to the Lions' den and came out victorious.Here are the five things we learned from the game on Sunday:1. The Green Bay Packers are a better team than the Detroit Lions. Period. Even with a notable list of Packers stars not playing in the game- such as linebacker Clay Matthews, defensive back Charles Woodson, and wide receiver Greg Jennings; the Packers simply are better than the Lions.2. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled on Sunday, and is not backing up the stellar season he had last year with another one this season. Stafford completed just 17/39 passes for 266 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions; and a lost fumble. If Detroit is going to ...
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Three weeks after having a career-best performance, enigmatic receiver Titus Young is back in the Detroit Lions doghouse.
Coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday that Young will be inactive for Thursdays game against Houston.
Young also was benched for the final possession of Sundays 24-20 loss to Green Bay.
His behaviors going to have to change, Schwartz said...
Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes, including a 22-yarder to Randall Cobb with 1:55 left, and the Green Bay Packers came through with a 24-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Mason Crosby made a 39-yard field goal with 19 seconds to go after missing two field goals earlier in the game.
Matthew Stafford couldn't put the Lions ahead on either of their last two drives...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers are sticking with struggling kicker Mason Crosby.
Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters after the Packers' 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday that the team won't "blink" in its commitment to Crosby.
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With their winning streak in jeopardy, Aaron Rodgers led an 82-yard touchdown drive to take the lead, and Green Bay's defense essentially ended the game with a four-and-out. Green Bay won its fifth consecutive game to improve to 7-3. Detroit's season is over at 4-6.
A road win, a division win and a fifth consecutive win. The now-7-3 Packers are on a roll and starting to get hot at the right time of the season. Green Bay wasn't dominant in this game, but the team did enough to knock off a desperate NFC North rival.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 24-20 win over the Detroit Lions:
Passing Offense: B-
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Left tackle Jeff Backus, who extended his consecutive starts streak to 186 games, was knocked out of the game in the second quarter by a hamstring injury.
He did not return for the second half.
Rookie Riley Reiff replaced him.
With the Thanksgiving Day game looming Thursday, Backus' streak, which is the longest in team history, could be in jeopardy.
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Wide receiver Titus Young will be inactive for the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Day home game against the Houston Texans after being sent home from the team's facility Monday. Young was benched for the team's final three plays during Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers, and head coach Jim Schwartz said the second-year wide receiver's actions during the game...
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