Packers 'terrible' early, Aaron Rodgers included, in loss at Lions

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Green Bay Packers: 3 Big takeaways from loss vs. Lions in Week 5

The Lions, who won their third straight against the Packers for the first time since the 1990-91 seasons, dominated field position in the first half.

Green Bay's win lifted them to 2-1-1 while Detroit's loss dropped them down to 1-3. Because I feel extremely good this year with how I'm striking it. One will be filled by defensive lineman David Irving in his return from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, but the team said he didn't make the trip and wouldn't play against the Texans. The Packers' top receiver and Rodgers' favorite target, Adams hauled in nine receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown, with most of the production coming in the second half. "We did some good things in the second half, but you can't dig yourself that kind of hole". However, Crosby, who already had missed three field goal attempts, then missed the extra-point kick and the scoreboard read 31-20 with 9:01 to go.

His final miss came in the fourth quarter, when the Packers opted to try a 56-yard field goal on fourth-and-15 from the Lions' 38-yard line rather than try and convert the play.

The Pioneer Press reported that the Vikings will make a game-day decision on whether Cook will play in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.


Five games in, they are 2-2-1.

On the other side, Matthew Stafford was fairly sharp in tossing touchdowns to Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay, Detroit's emerging star who delivered a vicious stiff arm to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix near the end of a 60-yard second-quarter completion. Just ask Lions coach Matt Patricia. I've done this a long time, and I've never had a day where it wasn't there like that.

Rodgers, missing injured receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison, threw short TDs to rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Lance Kendricks in the third to pull the Packers within 10 points.

Although Crosby is the obvious goat for leaving 13 points on the field in a eight-point defeat, it's worth noting that Aaron Rodgers wasn't particularly sharp early despite finishing the afternoon with a flourish to total 442 yards and three touchdowns.


"This one hurts a bunch", Crosby said. "We need to do something about that".

This marks the first time Rodgers has been off the injury following a knee injury in last month's season opener against the Chicago Bears.

"It's frustrating", Rodgers said.

"They gave up rushers in order to extend plays, and they got some turnovers out of it", McCarthy said.


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