The Detroit Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers with the help of their defense, 19-7, to improve their record to 2-1.
The Detroit Lions improved their record to 2-1 with a 19-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who inexplicably struggled on offense throughout the game.
The Lions set the tone for the game defensively as cornerback Don Carey recovered a fumble by running back Eddie Lacy and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to tie the game, but Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy tackled Lacy in the Packers’ end zone for a safety.
After the Lions held a 12-7 lead at the end of the third quarter, running back Reggie Bush sealed the game with a 26-yard touchdown run.
The Lions held Rodgers to 162 yards on 16-of-27 passing, and he only threw one touchdown pass. Lacy was held to 36 rushing yards on 11 carries, and he lost a fumble.
For the Lions, Bush rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 82 yards.