January 22, 2022

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Packers pull ahead 17-14 at halftime

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Packers pull ahead 17-14 at halftime

The Packers’ defense got a stop on Detroit’s next possession, beginning with Jaire Alexander breaking up a second-down pass intended for Jones Jr.

Defensive tackle Tyler Lancaster was cut low on the play by Lions offensive lineman Oday Aboushi, resulting in a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness. Detroit punted after a 10-yard screen to T.J. Hockenson on third-and-25.

Starting from the Green Bay 10, Aaron Rodgers scrambled for eight yards, and Jamaal Williams powered up the middle for 16 yards on back-to-back carries to give the Packers more room with which to work.

Green Bay drove down to the Detroit 47 before the drive stalled on a deep incompletion intended for Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who was injured on the play. Punter JK Scott pinned the Lions back to their own 7 after a 45-yard punt out of bounds.

Rushing up the middle, Za’Darius Smith pushed Detroit back to its own 1 after a sack of Matthew Stafford for a 10-yard loss. The Packers got the ball back at their own 38 with 1 minute remaining.

Green Bay’s next scoring series was aided by back-to-back unnecessary roughness penalties on Lions safety Will Harris – a defenseless receiver hit on Valdes-Scantling and a horse-collar tackle of Adams after an eight-yard completion.

Facing second-and-10 with 18 seconds left in the half, Rodgers threw a dart to tight end Robert Tonyan in the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown, giving Green Bay a 17-14 lead. Detroit kicker Matt Prater missed a 57-yarder as time expired in the first half.


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