Blount was successful on his attempt from 3rd & 1 for the conversion to open up the game’s final quarter. Kerryon rumbled his way down the field for a 24-yard gain to make it first and goal but he was also injured on the play. Two plays later, Golladay caught his first touchdown of the game for a critical score for his team, 31-14 Detroit.
The Packers once again conducted themselves with a sense of urgency as they worked to find the end zone once again. Deep in Detroit’s territory at the 12-yard line, and Rodgers found Adams for the touchdown but the kicking demons came again for Mason Crosby as he missed the extra point, 31-20 Detroit.
The Lions endured back-to-back bad penalties to take the steam out of their series but Martin did his part to bail his team out with a massive 53-yard punt.
After Montgomery gained 23 yards on the ground, Green Bay went into hurry-up mode. Rodgers looked to have found Adams with a massive gain through the air to put the Packers near the goal line but Matt Patricia challenged the call of a completed pass and the call was reversed.
Jarrad Davis smashed into Rodgers’ arm just as he tried to pass the ball and right after, the Pack marched Crosby out for a 56-yard field goal attempt and he missed it for the fourth time in this game.
Stafford converted a 3rd & 11 pass to Golden Tate and then he handed the ball off to Blount to continue to milk time off of the clock. Another handoff to LeGarrette took the game down to the two-minute warning. Detroit failed to convert on third down and as they continued to run time off the clock, the Lions called a timeout with 1:15 left and Martin punted it away. The punt was downed on the Packer’s 3-yard line.
As the Packers advanced into field goal range, Crosby came out once again and he gained a level of redemption for himself with a make from 42 yards out, 31-23 Detroit.
Stafford kneeled for the final play of the game and the Lions defeated the Packers to gain a significant division win as they move to 2-3 entering their bye week.