NFL Game Recap - Detroit at Green Bay
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

NYG
14
NE
35
F
CAR
37
TB
26
F
PHI
20
MIN
38
F
WAS
17
MIA
16
F
HOU
31
KC
24
F
NO
13
JAX
6
F
SEA
32
CLE
28
F
CIN
17
BAL
23
F
SF
20
LAR
7
F
ATL
33
ARI
34
F
DAL
22
NYJ
24
F
TEN
0
DEN
16
F
PIT
24
LAC
17
F
DET
22
GB
23
F

Oct 14, 2019, 8:15 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Detroit (2-2-1)

10

3

6

3

22

Green Bay (5-1)

0

10

3

10

23

Packers get the calls, Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:21 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) It took Mason Crosby 13 seasons to perform his first Lambeau Leap.

The 35-year-old kicker nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and jumped into the crowd with a boost from long snapper Hunter Bradley after he finished off a rally for the Green Bay Packers, who benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Lions 23-22 on Monday night.

"That was fun, yeah," Crosby said of leaping into the crowd. "That feeling, once you get up in the stands, the energy in there and teammates and everyone's around, that's something I'll always remember. That was great."

Aaron Rodgers, in his second straight game without top target Davante Adams, completed 24 of 39 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, including a beautiful 35-yard throw to Allen Lazard for the second-year pro's first career score.

"I actually sit next to him in the team meetings," Rodgers said of Lazard, who was cut by the Packers in August and then signed to the practice squad to start the season. "We've struck up a pretty good friendship.

"The thing that got me was, which you love as a quarterback, and that's when your receiver's coming back and telling you he wants the ball and what route he wants to run. ... That was him coming back in the huddle, telling me what play he wanted, and for a young guy to do that, how can you not have confidence in that?"

Rodgers linked up with Jamaal Williams for the other TD. Williams finished with 104 yards on 14 carries and four catches for 32 yards for Green Bay (5-1), which captured its first win in five tries against its NFC North rival.

The Packers, who are off to their first 3-0 start in the NFC North since 2012, might not have pulled it off if not for two fourth-quarter penalties for illegal hands to the face against Detroit's Trey Flowers, both of them on third down. The first set up Lazard's touchdown, and the second allowed Green Bay to run the clock down to 2 seconds before Crosby's game-winner. In both cases, replays showed Flowers' hands on the neck or shoulder - not the face - of a Packers lineman.

"I actually changed the position of my hand, because it was to the chest initially," Flowers said. "I was doing it all game. I didn't know that was a flag to the chest, so I changed it. And he called it again.

"I didn't think hands to the chest was a penalty. I thought hands to the face, but I had him right here in the chest. The second time I changed it. ... That's part of a move that I do. So, nah, I don't think that was a penalty."

Referee Clete Blakeman said each of the calls was made by umpire Jeff Rice, and he discussed the last one with him.

"Basically, it's for illegal use of the hands, hands-to-the-face foul," Blakeman told a pool reporter. "To be a foul, we basically need some forceful contact that's prolonged to the head and neck area of the defender.

"So, in his mind he had pinned him back, it was prolonged, and that's what created the foul."

Matt Prater was good from 26, 22, 41, 51 and 54 yards for the Lions (2-2-1), who fell to 0-2 under Matt Patricia on Monday night. Detroit lost its last Monday night game to the Jets 48-17 last year.

"We got to find a way to finish," said Kenny Golladay, who had 121 yards on five catches for Detroit. "That's a big part of it right now. Find a way to finish. We left a lot of points out there. We were in the red zone quite a bit and just coming out with field goals. That's tough, especially when you've got a guy, a quarterback on the other side that you, you've got to finish."

Matthew Stafford finished 18 of 32 for 265 yards and was sacked three times.

Kerryon Johnson scored the lone touchdown for the Lions from 1 yard out in the first quarter.

Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith each had a sack for Green Bay. Preston Smith and Kyler Fackrell combined for the other.

Rodgers was sacked once by Damon Harrison Sr. and threw an interception that bounced off the facemask of an open Derrius Shepherd near the goal line. James Coleman snagged the ball returned it 55 yards, setting up Prater's last field goal that made it 22-13.

3,000 YARDS AND RUNNING

Rodgers surpassed 3,000 career rushing yards on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter. He's the 13th Packers player to reach the milestone.

INJURIES

Packers: WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling had his right leg bend under him on a tackle in the second quarter. He was able to walk off under his own power. WR Geronimo Allison was carted off the field following a helmet-to-helmet hit by Tracy Walker on the first play of the third quarter. He did not return. Allison was being evaluated for a chest injury and a concussion.

UP NEXT

Lions: Host the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 20.

Packers: Host the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 20.

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Passing

DET Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
M. Stafford 32 18 56.3 0 265 66 0 83.5 3
GB Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
A. Rodgers 39 24 61.5 2 283 46 1 90.0 1

Rushing

DET Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Johnson 13 34 2.6 8 1
M. Stafford 3 9 3.0 10 0
GB Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Williams 14 104 7.4 45 0
A. Jones 11 47 4.3 9 0

Receiving

DET Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Golladay 5 121 24.2 66 0
M. Hall 1 58 58.0 58 0
GB Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Lazard 4 65 16.3 35 1
M. Lewis 2 50 25.0 25 0

Team Stats Comparison

DET GB
Points For 22 23
Total Yards 299 447
Rushing Yards 56 170
Passing Yards 243 277
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/32 24/39
Turnovers 0 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 2/2
First Downs 13 22
Rushing Touchdowns 1 0
Passing Touchdowns 0 2
Penalties - Yards 8/50 6/48
Time Of Possession 26:56 33:04
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/13 4/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/0
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 1/3 1/4
Sacks Against 3 1
Punts - Average Yards 4/46 3/52
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 0/0 1/-9
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 2/28 6/16

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter DET GB
DET 2:19 FG Matt Prater 26 yd FG 3 0
DET 8:25 TD Kerryon Johnson 1 yd run (Matt Prater kick) 10 0
2nd Quarter DET GB
DET 1:32 FG Matt Prater 22 yd FG 13 0
GB 7:29 TD Jamaal Williams 5 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) 13 7
GB 14:53 FG Mason Crosby 37 yd FG 13 10
3rd Quarter DET GB
GB 2:25 FG Mason Crosby 48 yd FG 13 13
DET 5:59 FG Matt Prater 41 yd FG 16 13
DET 11:33 FG Matt Prater 51 yd FG 19 13
4th Quarter DET GB
DET 2:43 FG Matt Prater 54 yd FG 22 13
GB 5:57 TD Allen Lazard 35 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick) 22 20
GB 15:00 FG Mason Crosby 23 yd FG 22 23

Game Information

Stadium: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 76,947
Game Time: 3:06
Weather: