Packers’ Stellar First Half Propels Green Bay to 34-27 Win

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers’ offense exploded for four first half touchdowns, and the team held on late to defeat the Detroit Lions 34-27 at Lambeau Field.

After hearing criticism all week about the offensive issues from last week’s loss to the Vikings, the offense came out firing to the tune of 31 first half points. The Packers scored on five of its six possessions in the half, with the only non-scoring drive coming as the half ended.

The Packers, at least for now, were able to silence the critics thanks to a balanced offensive performance. Rodgers threw for 205 yards and four touchdowns on just 15 completions, and posted a quarterback rating of 129.3, his highest since Week 3 of last year.

Green Bay finally got Eddie Lacy more involved, which should remain a part of the game plan moving forward. He rushed 17 times for 103 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry and thriving when running up the middle.

After such a dominant first half, the Packers’ opportunities were limited in the second half. Green Bay scored a field goal on its first drive of the third, but only got the ball three more times in the game. Right when the Packers’ offense started to slow down, the Lions’ began to heat up.

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Packers vs. Lions in 3…2…1…

Well here we are. Another week, another Packer game that will no doubt either reaffirm fan’s faith in the team or create so many questions heading into the bye. But this week could be really telling about where the team is headed.

Apologies for missing last week’s edition of 3…2…1…, I got caught up in my new job at the radio station and got back so late that my brain wouldn’t function the way I prefer to write. But I’m fully functioning now, used to the grind of working nights again and ready for another edition of 3…2…1…, this time focusing on the Lions.

For those of you who didn’t read here last year, the 3…2…1… series is a countdown of things the team needs to do to win. I highlight 3 key players (usually not big name guys), 2 bold predictions, and 1 key stat that the Packers need to win. But before I jump into it, let’s take a quick look at last week. Once the regular season starts, I’ll start keeping track week to week to see if I have been effective in predicting the Packers keys.

3 KEY PLAYERS

  • #53 NICK PERRY
    • No Clay Matthews means a heavy dose of Perry in all situations. He is off to a great start now that he is heathy to start a season for the first time. Holding the edge very well against the run, he has arguably been the best Packer defender in that aspect, and he has also gotten to the quarterback effectively (1.5 sacks). And he will need to have a game like that Sunday, causing havoc the entire time to help overcome the loss of Matthews.
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After Further Review: Fundamental Breakdown

In After Further Review’s second episode, Ross and Zach break down just exactly what went wrong on Sunday night in Minnesota and how the Packers could possibly rebound from that despicable performance against Detroit.

An in-depth look into Aaron Rodgers and his fundamentals – or lack thereof, as well as how well the defensive front has performed in their two debut games as a cohesive unit.

The two hosts look ahead to Detroit and give their predictions. Will the Packers bounce back? Or are they doomed to the same offensive failures they suffered the season prior?


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Pack to the Future #22: Perturbed

The guys hold back their tears just long enough to break down what went wrong in Minnesota’s new stapler. Brian breaks down why he’s so angry about McCarthy’s Monday morning press conference. Then, with the help of Ryan Mathews of SB Nation’s Pride of Detroit, the guys look forward to Sunday’s matchup with the Detroit Lions and figure out how the Packers can get back on track.

Listen to Pack to the Future every week, featuring co-hosts Jordan Peck, Brian Fonfara, and Dusty Evely. Pack to the Future is a great podcast brought to you by Titletown Sound and just one of many great Green Bay Packers podcasts you will find at PackersTalk. Keep up on all the latest Packers news by following us on iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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TTSO Packers Podcast #62: Riding The Momentum Swing

This week on Titletown Sound, Jeremy, Bobbo and their guest Jay talk about the Green Bay Packers upcoming game against Dallas, Jay admits he’s a man and he was wrong, and Bobbo explains what’s keeping him and Fox Sports 1’s Katie Nolan apart. All this and more on a very touching Titletown Sound.

TTSO is brought to you by hosts, Jeremy, Chris, and Bobbo.

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TTSO is just one great podcast in a great lineup of Packers’s podcasts from the Packers Talk, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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From The Benches: Back on Track?

After a miracle win in Detroit, Ross and Ryan are back to talk Packers. They, of course, start with their reactions to the Hail Mary but then they dive in to the rest of the game. They discuss the facemask penalty that led to the final play and why the team seems to only be clicking late in games. In the absence of Eddie Lacy, John Crockett makes his Packer debut and Ross couldn’t be happier. They break down Jake Ryan’s performance now that he’s finally seeing legitimate game action and discuss what the potential return of Andrew Quarless and Ty Montgomery might mean to the offense. A brief breakdown of the stretch run of the season precedes a preview of the Cowboys game followed by predictions.

From The Benches is a part of Packers Talk, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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Pack to the Future #7: The Stuff of Legends

The guys talk Eddie Lacy, play calling (again) and of course, the Hail Mary and how it compares to other big plays in Packer History. They’re joined by Michael Sisemore of www.bloggingtheboys.com to break down the upcoming matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

Listen to Pack to the Future every week, featuring co-hosts Jordan Peck, Brian Fonfara, and Dusty Evely. Pack to the Future is a great podcast brought to you by Titletown Sound and just one of many great Green Bay Packers podcasts you will find at PackersTalk. Keep up on all the latest Packers news by following us on iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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