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Green Bay Packers
Balance was the word of the day for the Green Bay Packers on a snowy night at Lambeau Field.
A breakdown of 32 rushing plays compared to 24 passing plays helped the Packers (9-4) overcome the Detroit Lions by the score of 27-20.
Even the famous and tremendously funny Will Ferrell was digging the Packers on this night with his winter knit Packers cap and a performance of “Roll Out The Barrell.”
What It Means: With the win and a Chicago Bears loss on Sunday, the Packers are one win away from clinching consecutive NFC North crowns. It won’t be easy because the Packers will have to travel to Soldier Field for the clincher. However, it could be perfect timing as the Bears are in the middle of a slump (have lost four of five) and key defensive players are set to return for Green Bay. Getting Charles Woodson and Clay Matthews back from injuries will be huge for a unit which has fought and clawed their way through their absence.
Player of the Game: QB Aaron Rodgers (14/24 for 173 yards wit...
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For the second week in a row the Green Bay Packers used a strong second half to secure a victory, this time it was against the Detroit Lions.
It was a snowy night in Lambeau Field, but the adverse weather conditions didn’t slow down the Lions at first. After the opening drive, the Lions jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead after a 12 play, 80-yard drive.
With a chance to even the score...
The Detroit Lions will play against the Green Bay Packers Sunday night. Al Michaels and Chris Colinsworth will call the game which has a 8:20 p.m. EST kickoff and can be seen on NBC.
Green Bay will look to extend its lead in the NFC North as they seek their ninth win of the season. The Chicago Bears (8-5) lost earlier in the day. Detroit will be looking to halt a four game losing...
The streakThe last time the Detroit Lions beat the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin -- mid-December of 1991 -- Erik Kramer was their quarterback and Mike Tomczak was somehow quarterbacking the Pack. The Packers were playing out a 4-12 season and the Lions were preparing for the playoffs as NFC Central Division champs. Detroit won 21-17. Since then -- over the next 20 years -- the Lions...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It wasn't a dominating performance by the Packers, but it was another win; their seventh victory in the last eight games. After beating Detroit on Sunday night -- Green Bay's 22nd consecutive home victory over the Lions -- the Packers can now clinch the division with a win in Chicago this weekend.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 27-20 win...
Two Green Bay Packer rookies scored touchdowns leading to a 27-20 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday night, marking the 22nd straight year Detroit has lost in Wisconsin versus Green Bay."I was thinking this would be a waste of a beautiful day, to end that streak," Rodgers said. "Playing in the snow, a great crowd. Hopefully we can keep that (streak) going as long...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Mike Daniels. DuJuan Harris. These two lesser-known Packers rookies were the difference in the team's 27-20 victory Sunday night over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.
Touchdowns by Daniels -- a defensive lineman who scored on a fumble recovery -- and Harris -- an undrafted first-year player who was added to the active roster Dec. 1 -- sparked Green Bay'...
The Green Bay Packers added even more spice to next weekend's game in Chicago, moving within one win of the NFC North title with their 27-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night.
DaJuan Harris rushed for a score in the first NFL game of his career, Aaron Rodgers added the longest TD run of his career and Mike Daniels returned a fumble 43 yards as the Packers (9-4)...
The Green Bay Packers did what they needed to do last night in the snow flurries at Lambeau Field: beat an inferior team in the guise of the Detroit Lions, 27-20 (my prediction was 24-17...close!). In the process, the Packers kept their Wisconsin winning streak over the Lions going, now at 22 games. The last time Detroit won a game in the Badger state was 1991. There might even be...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers extended their NFL-record 22-game, head-to-head home winning streak against the Detroit Lions, earning a 27-20 victory Sunday night at snowy Lambeau Field. Green Bay, winners of seven of their last eight, improved to 9-4 and took first place in the NFC North ahead of the Bears (8-5), who lost at Minnesota. The Packers play at Chicago next...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- After seven weeks without future Hall of Fame defensive back Charles Woodson and six weeks without Pro Bowl outside linebacker Clay Matthews, Packers coach Mike McCarthy still isnt sure about the status of his two star defensive players.
"I'm hopeful," McCarthy said Monday. "Im hopeful they practice, hopeful they play. I don't have any new...
While other teams face complicated playoff scenarios and confusing tiebreakers, the task is quite simple for the Green Bay Packers.
Beat the Bears at Soldier Field next weekend and the NFC North title is theirs.
The Packers opened a one-game lead over Chicago with their 27-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. The Bears had lost at Minnesota a few hours earlier, ceding...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When it's not Aaron Rodgers, it's Mike Daniels and DuJuan Harris. So it goes for the Green Bay Packers, who took over first place in the NFC North and extended their NFL-record, 22-game, head-to-head home winning streak against the Detroit Lions by earning a 27-20 victory Sunday night at snowy Lambeau Field. Green Bay, getting touchdowns from two unlikely...
Mike McCarthy likes the forecast for Sunday night.
''Well, we live in Green Bay, Wisconsin, so snow's going to happen,'' the Packers coach said Friday. ''I hope it does snow. I think it'd be great. It's a great setting. Personally, I think snow's fun to play in, so I think our players will enjoy it.''
The Packers host Detroit on Sunday...