Week 4 of the NFL season kicks off Thursday with the Detroit Lions (2-1) taking on the Green Bay Packers (2-1) at Lambeau Field in to reignite a classic NFC North rivalry.
Detroit is coming off a 20-6 win over the Atlanta Falcons, while Green Bay pulled off a 17-point comeback to beat the New Orleans Saints 18-17 in Week 3. Last season, the Lions won the season series against the Packers including a win on the road in Week 18. This eliminated the Packers’ playoff chances. Green Bay has placed left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), who is expected to return in the near future, on injured reserve. Oops!
On third down of the opening possession, Lions quarterback Jared Goff was intercepted by safety Rudy Ford. He ran the pick back to the Lions’ 16-yard line. Lions running back David Montgomery (thigh) is active, but safety Kerby Joseph (hip) is inactive.
Here are the top moments!
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
On third down of the opening possession, Lions quarterback Jared Goff was intercepted by safety Rudy Ford, who ran the pick back to the Lions’ 16-yard line.
Lions D holds
Detroit’s defense held Green Bay to a field goal off the interception, thanks to an eye-popping second-down sack from defensive end Aidan Hutchinson.
One play after Goff hooked up with tight end Sam LaPorta for a 35-yard gain, the quarterback hit an open Amon-Ra St. Brown for a 24-yard touchdown.
Doing it on the ground
Detroit forced a three-and-out and then went back to work. Goff picked up an 11-yard gain on the sixth play of Detroit’s next drive. Two plays later, Montgomery ran in a 3-yard touchdown for the Lions.
Running past them
Detroit forced another Green Bay three-and-out, and its offense kept the ball rolling shortly thereafter. As shown below, on the first play of their next drive, Josh Reynolds made a one-handed catch for a gain 26 yards. This was followed by Kalif Raymond’s 40-yard sprint. With that said, they were held to a 32-yard field goal from Riley Patterson.
On the first play of the ensuing possession, Packers quarterback Jordan Love’s pass was tipped by linebacker Alex Anzalone and intercepted by cornerback Jerry Jacobs, who ran the pick back to the Packers’ 7-yard line. Montgomery scored again for the Lions two plays later. They led 24-3.
HALFTIME: Lions 27, Packers 3
The Lions dominated the Packers in the first half thanks to a trio of touchdowns and their defense holding the latter to just three first downs, two of them coming via a defensive penalty. Detroit out-gained Green Bay 284-20.
Stay tuned for updates!
A familiar face
Packers fan and “Undisputed” fixture Lil Wayne ran out of the tunnel with the team.
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