Lions hand Aaron Rodgers, Packers fifth straight loss
Aaron Rodgers threw for 291 yards and a touchdown for the Packers but was intercepted three times.
DETROIT -- Jared Goff threw two touchdown passes and the host Detroit Lions snapped a five-game losing streak while handing the Green Bay Packers their fifth straight loss, 15-9, on Sunday.
Goff threw for 137 yards, while Jamaal Williams gained 81 yards on 24 carries. Shane Zylstra and James Mitchell scored the first touchdowns of their careers for Detroit (2-6).
Aaron Rodgers threw for 291 yards and a touchdown for the Packers but was intercepted three times. Allen Lazard caught four passes for 87 yards and a score for Green Bay (3-6).
Detroit led 8-0 at halftime.
The Lions drove inside Green Bay's 10-yard line on their first possession but turned the ball over on downs.
The Packers drove 88 yards in 13 plays on their first possession but came up empty. On first-and-goal from the 5, Rodgers tried to hit Lazard over the middle but Kerby Joseph intercepted the pass.
On the Packers' next dive, Rodgers connected with Lazard on a 47-yard pass to the Detroit 1. They couldn't punch it in on the next three plays and Rodgers was intercepted by Aidan Hutchinson on fourth down.
The scoreless deadlock was finally broken with 15 seconds left in the half on Goff's 1-yard pass to Zylstra. That capped an eight-play, 61-yard drive. After a Packers penalty, Williams rushed for the two-point conversion.
Green Bay had an opportunity in Detroit territory after Jaire Alexander intercepted a Goff pass. Rodgers gave the ball back two plays later as Joseph picked him off once again.
The Packers' drought ended with 4:53 left in the third quarter on Rodgers' 20-yard scoring pass to Lazard. Rodgers threw an incompletion on the two-point attempt, keeping the score 8-6.
The Lions answered with a 13-play, 70-yard drive. Mitchell caught a 3-yard touchdown from Goff in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.
Mason Crosby's 25-yard field goal with 6:36 left pulled the Packers within six points.
Samori Toure made a 32-yard reception to get Green Bay to the Lions' 17, but Rodgers then threw four straight incompletions in the final minute.
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