Lions at Packers: Detroit pours on the points in shutout win
Green Bay received the first kickoff of the second half and though Kizer did what he could. But after a third-down sack by defensive lineman Kerry Hyder, the Packers had to punt it off once again.
A decent punt return by T.J. Jones gave the Lions their best starting field position of the game as they began from their own 46-yard line. Stafford quickly found his fullback Nick Bellore for 8-yards to convert for another first down but was sacked for a loss of two on the subsequent play. On 3rd & 8, Stafford couldn’t find a way to link up with Andy Jones for the first down and the Lions had to punt.
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The Packers couldn’t muster much offensively and they soon had to get rid of the ball once again.
Stafford led his squad back onto the field as they looked to avoid having to punt on two consecutive possessions since the first two series of the game. Zenner caught a quick screen pass from his quarterback and he took hit down the field on a great play as he gained 30-yards.
Detroit’s offense stalled out towards the end of the series but Prater knocked through a 43-yard field goal, 24-0 Detroit.
Kizer got the ball back and he immediately went for a deep pass intended for wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling but the young Packer quarterback overthrew his target as the receiver looked to have a step on Darius Slay. The young hurler did connect with wide receiver Randall Cobb for a big 27-yard gain through the air. Later in the series, Green Bay decided to go for it on fourth down but the pass was dropped by the intended target.