Posted October 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
For a change, defense set the pace for the Packers before the offense caught up. James Jones caught a long touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, and Green Bay contained the undermanned Detroit Lions for a 22-9 win Sunday. Mason Crosby kicked five field goals. The Packers offense struggled to get into the end zone until Rodgers found Jones on an 83-yard scoring pass down the left sideline for a 16-3 lead late in the third quarter. It provided enough of a cushion for a defense that had the luxury of facing the Lions minus star receiver Calvin Johnson, out with a knee injury. Penalties also bogged down Detroit (3-2). The Packers (2-2) extended their winning streak in Wisconsin over the Lions to 23. Rodgers was 20 for 30 for 274 yards, and Eddie Lacy ran for 99 yards on 23 carries in his return from a concussion. Jones finished with four catches for 127 yards. Randall Cobb set up Crosby's 31-yard field goal in the third quarter with a 67-yard dash into Lions territory after linin...

Packers, Jaguars are potential landing spots for Josh Freeman

Josh Freeman hasn’t had any problems drawing interest as a free agent. So far we know that the Bills and Raiders have been rumored as potential landing spots.  It looks like there are two other possbilitties that we haven’t heard of until now. According to,  both the Jaguars and Packers could be landing spots for Freeman. The Packers would be no surprise...

Jones flubs attempt at Lambeau Leap

Maybe the first attempt was just practice. Wide receiver James Jones came through with a huge play in the Packers' 22-9 over the Lions on Sunday, when he hauled in an 83-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers. So, what's the next logical step? Duh, a Lambeau Leap! Well, we're not here to cast aspersions about Jones' athletic ability, because everyone knows he&...

Packers’ James Jones Wins Best Random TD Celebration Of Week 5

Aaron Rodgers hit his wide receiver James Jones towards the end of the third quarter who too it the house for an impressive 83-yard TD. The score put the Packers up by a score of 16-3 over the Lions, but it was James’ TD celebration which was even more impressive. Not sure exactly what he is doing, but we love it. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

James Jones Collects TD vs. Lions

Packers receiver James Jones was the big winner in Green Bay's receiver roulette Sunday against Detroit, as he caught four passes for 127 yards and a touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Jones hauled in an 83-yard touchdown for Aaron Rodgers' only score of the day. He has scored in three straight games after failing to catch a pass in the season opener.

James Jones Struggling With His Lambeau Leap (Video)

Come on Packers fans help your guy out.

The Packers will have to be on top of their game to top rejuvenated Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Five things to watch for in Sunday afternoon's Week 5 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions: 1. How does Aaron Rodgers bounce back from a rare bad game? There haven't been many poor performances from Rodgers in recent years. Therefore, there isn't much of a sample size to draw upon in determining how he responds to an un-Rodgers...

Report: Packers LB Clay Matthews to miss one month

Green Bay Packers star linebacker Clay Matthews suffered a broken thumb in Sunday’s victory over the Detroit Lions and could miss one month, reports ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. “I’m hopeful it’s not season-ending,” McCarthy said Monday. “I think we’re all hopeful, but you 

Packers Extend Home Dominance Over Lions

The Packers took control in the second half to beat Detroit 22-9, taking advantage of Calvin Johnson's absence. Aaron Rodgers hit James Jones for two big plays and Eddie Lacy helped the Packers control the clock.

Packers report card: No flash, all substance leads to win

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Handing out grades following the Green Bay Packers' 22-9 win over the Detroit Lions: Passing Offense: B- One passing touchdown isn't exactly the type of game that built Aaron Rodgers' reputation into that of a superstar quarterback. Neither is throwing for a modest 274 yards. However, he did finish with a very Rodgers-like 106.8 passer rating, which...

Leather and lace: the Lacy effect

The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack. – Rudyard Kipling After the 2012 campaign ended in playoff disappointment for the Green Bay Packers, general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy reportedly asked quarterback Aaron Rodgers what he would do to improve the offense. […]The post Leather and lace: the Lacy effect by Jacob Vincent...

Bengals defense is stopping NFL's top QBs

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer First Ben Roethlisberger. Then Aaron Rodgers. Now Tom Brady. The NFL's top quarterbacks are meeting their match in Cincinnati. The Bengals are developing a reputation for stopping the league's top passers in their tracks. They've beaten Roethlisberger's Steelers, Rodgers' Packers and...
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