GREEN BAY – Packers K Mason Crosby kicked a walk-off field goal from 23 yards out to give Green Bay a come-from-behind 23-22 victory over the Lions on Monday night at Lambeau Field.
Trailing 22-20, the Packers took over on their own 18 with 6:46 left and drove 77 yards in 13 plays for the game-winning score. A crucial illegal-hands-to-the-face penalty on Lions DE Trey Flowers, his second such penalty of the game, gave the Packers a fresh set of downs when it appeared they would have to kick a much longer field goal with just under two minutes left.
But after the penalty, the Lions were out of timeouts and the Packers ran it all the way down for a walk-off. Packers WR Allen Lazard, who caught a 35-yard TD pass for his first NFL touchdown to get the Packers within two, caught a key pass to move the chains on the final drive and get Green Bay into field-goal range.
Packers RB Jamaal Williams finished with 14 carries for 104 rushing yards, while Aaron Jones added 11 carries for 47 yards. QB Aaron Rodgers was 24-of-39 for 283 yards with two TDs and one INT for a 90.0 passer rating. Lazard had four catches for 65 yards and a score to lead Green Bay’s receivers.
The Packers overcame a 3-0 deficit in turnovers to rally for the win. The victory improves them to 5-1 and they remain in sole possession of first place in the NFC North. The Lions fell to 2-2-1.
For the Lions, QB Matthew Stafford was 18-of-32 for 265 yards and an 83.5 passer rating. WR Kenny Golladay had five catches for 121 yards. RB Kerryon Johnson had 13 carries for 34 yards and a TD on a fourth-and-goal run.
The Lions took a 13-0 lead early, the Packers tied it at 13 in the third quarter, the Lions kicked three straight field goals for a nine-point lead, and the Packers got a touchdown back early in the fourth to get within two heading into the late stages.
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